Temple’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course prepares students to take the national EMT certification examination. This course is optimal for pre-health students as an EMT certification provides ample opportunity to gain patient contact hours and unparalleled healthcare experience.

The course is open to anyone 16 years of age or older who holds a valid Pennsylvania driver's license; students must also have taken Anatomy and Physiology I (KINS 1223) as a prerequisite for enrollment.

The curriculum follows the National Registry of Emergency Technician standards. Material is taught in a dynamic classroom environment where hands-on skills are heavily integrated. Students will utilize an assigned textbook and associated interactive supplements to complete readings, assignments, presentations and non-psychomotor skill labs. They will complete field clinical hours with affiliated pre-hospital and hospital facilities.

Throughout this six-credit course, and through application of skills in the clinical setting, students will become proficient in Basic Life Support (BLS) care. Learning objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical/trauma assessment
  • Vital sign assessment and evaluation
  • Airway management
  • Immobilization techniques
  • EMS operations
  • Legal documentation
  • Lifting and moving techniques

At the undergraduate level, students should register for HRPR 3001; at the graduate level, students should register for HRPR 5002.

More information

For questions on the program not answered here or for more information on how to enroll, contact: 

Scott Burns

Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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1301 Cecil B. Moore