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Paramedic Program Outcomes

Program Description

We are proud of the fact that our paramedic program has been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) since 1984. Weber State was the first accredited paramedic program in Utah and one of the first in the nation.

Paramedic Student Success, Retention and Employment Rates:
CoAEMSP and CAAHEP require that all accredited programs maintain, and make available to the public, current and consistent summary information about student/graduate achievement that includes the results of one or more of the outcomes assessments. Weber State's paramedic program exceeds all minimum thresholds and greatly surpasses national pass rate averages.

National Registry Exam Results

Annual report year of 2017 (most recent year reported):

  • First time National Registry cognitive paramedic pass rate: 100%
  • National Registry psychomotor skills exam pass rate: 100%

For past three academic years (2017 - 2019):

  • First time National Registry cognitive paramedic pass rate: 100%
  • National Registry psychomotor skills exam pass rate: 100%

Retention and Placement

Student Retention Rate for the annual report year of 2017: 77.8%

Positive Placement Rate: The positive placement rate, as defined by CAAHEP based on graduates of the paramedic program who are reporting working in either a full-time or part-time position as a paramedic within twelve months of graduation, continuing their education, or serving in the military, are 100% as of the annual report for 2017.

Program Goals

Paramedic Program Goals as Defined by CAAHEP/CoAEMSP

The paramedic program will “prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains,” with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Advanced EMT levels.

Student Success Rates

EMT Student Success Rates from January 1, 2016, to present (3 years):

First time NREMT pass rate: = 91% (69% is national average).
Second and third written attempt = 94% (81% is national average).