Spring Online/Hybrid EMT Course Scheduled

Posted on 12/1/2016 2:19:37 PM

The Institute for Rural Health and Safety announces a spring 2017 Online/Hybrid EMT course.  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 EMTs psychomotor and cognitive exams for Pennsylvania and national certification. See below for course requirements.

First Session   

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Course Dates

  • January 11 through April 30, 2017       

Lab Sessions

  • Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on:
    • February 11–12
    • April 1–2
    • April 29–30
  • (All sessions mandatory)


IUP/CAS West Pike Training Center
2712 West Pike Rd.
Indiana Pa. 15701


  • $775 (includes textbook, online access code for EMT Premiere Package 11th Edition and initial NREMT exam fee) 
    Additional fees as required for clinical contacts for unaffiliated students*

This hybrid EMT course is designed for students who are self-motivated, academically disciplined, and technologically proficient with standard computer applications. Students will complete required course lessons online each week and attend skill labs on scheduled days. There are academic and attendance requirements in this course. See below for technical requirements, list of co-requisites, and additional fees not included in the course cost. Students must be at least 18 years of age to enroll.

Preregistration is required. To enroll, please complete the form and return it with a $225 nonrefundable deposit (check or MO payable to “IUP RI”) by December 21, 2016. The remaining fee ($550 check/MO payable to “IUP RI”) will be due at the first class session. Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled.

Note: IUP reserves the right to cancel any program for any reason, including insufficient enrollment, at which time all deposit/registration fees would be refunded.

College Credit for IUP Students

IUP students who successfully complete the EMT course at IUP are eligible for up to four transfer credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. For more information, see the EMT Credit Transfer Agreement.

Contact the IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety for additional information at 724-357-4051.

Online/Hybrid EMT Course

Technical Requirements

Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

  • Current operating system
  • Robust high-speed Internet connection
  • Current Flash player
  • Active e-mail account

Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive e-mails, attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications. Students without strong academic or computer skills should consider a traditional classroom format instead.  


*In addition to online and lab sessions, students must complete 10 patient contacts at an approved field site. This will require at minimum:

  • Up-to-date immunizations and current negative TB test (cost varies)
  • PSP criminal clearance ($10)
  • Malpractice insurance at student rates ($38 Healthcare Providers Service Organization) for unaffiliated students
  • *Costs or fees to meet these requirements are not included in the course fee.

Students must also complete these corequisite courses to be eligible for PA DOH/NREMT certification exams:

  • IS 100.b (available free online)
  • IS 700.a (available free online)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness course

Criminal History

Students must complete a criminal history form for PA DOH upon enrollment in the course. Students with a positive criminal history may not be eligible for EMT certification or field/clinical experiences. For more information, please see the NREMT policy or the PA DOH EMS regulations.

College Credit for IUP Students

IUP students who successfully complete the EMT course at IUP are eligible for up to 4 transfer credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. More information will be available at the orientation session.