2017 Spring IUP Paramedic Program

Posted on 11/30/2016 1:06:13 PM

The IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety announces the spring 2017 Paramedic Program. This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, etc.

Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of Paramedics certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification as a paramedic.


IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety
2712 West Pike Road
Indiana, PA 15701


January 9, 2017–January 15, 2018


Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Three Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • August 8, 2017
  • August 22, 2017
  • September 26, 2017

NREMT psychomotor exam TBA

Course Cost:

  • $6,500 includes textbook materials
  • Student liability insurance for one year
  • Two student polo shirts
  • Electronic student scheduler and tracking along with comprehensive exams
  • EMS Testing student account
  • Additional fees as required


Students must be a certified emergency medical technician.

Course Requirements:

Course includes classroom, skill, and field sessions. Students must meet minimum physical capabilities of PA DOH. In addition, the student is also responsible for the following fees, not included in the above program fees. 

  • Successful completion of an EMT course approved by PA DOH
  • Physical examination(s)
  • Required blood work     
  • Drug screen(s)
  • Parking at clinical and/or field sites
  • Fuel for your personal vehicle to travel to and from class and clinical/field sites
  • National Registry CBE and any retests
  • Any retest(s) or site fees for the National Registry practical exams
  • Uniform: BDU pants, work boots
  • Equipment: stethoscope, pen light, trauma scissors
  • Lab Kit
  • Clearances: Criminal reporting (Act 34), FBI fingerprinting (Act 114), Child abuse (Act 33)


Preregistration is required. Please log in to IUP Marketplace, then click on the IUP Paramedic Program, click on the register tab, and fill out the form to create an account. Click Next, log in, and click on the IUP Paramedic Program. Click on the Registration tab to pay the $50 nonrefundable deposit. Once you are accepted into the program, you will need to follow the steps above, but click on the Deposit tab to secure your seat in the program by December 21, 2016. The second deposit, via the 2nd Deposit tab, is due the first day of class, January 9, 2017. You will need to follow the steps above. To pay the remaining balance, due April 10, 2017, click the Balance Due tab. If you have any questions, please call the office at 724-357-4051.

IUP reserves the right to cancel any program, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. Enrollment is limited; however, late registrations will be accepted if space is available.


All payments must be made at IUP Marketplace.

Once on Marketplace, locate the Paramedic Program. Once there you can make all applicable payments.

  1. A minimum of $1,000 is due when you are accepted into the program. This payment is nonrefundable. (Deposit Tab)
  2. A minimum of $1,000 deposit is due before or on the first day of class. This payment is nonrefundable. (2nd Deposit Tab)
  3. The remaining payment will be due no later than 90 days from the start of class; this date is April 10, 2017. (Balance Due Tab)
    Students who withdraw from the course are responsible for the remaining balance.
  4. Students must have tuition paid in full or have a signed payment plan approved by the program director in order to be eligible for graduation. If the entire payment for the program is not received by the due date, the student will not be eligible to sit for the certification exam and the account will be referred to a collection agency.

We do not offer a refund for payments or fees made.

Withdrawal Policy:

A student may withdraw from the program at any time through the completion of a signed withdrawal form. If a student chooses to withdraw from the program, the student remains responsible to pay the tuition in its entirety.

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions . This letter is not a CAAHEP accreditation status—it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is not a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992
CoAEMSP website

Notice of Availability:

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The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for all of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campuses can be found online at Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports. To obtain a printed copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, please contact: IUP Department of Public Safety, 850 Maple Street, Indiana, PA 15705; telephone 724-357-2141.