The University of New Haven is in a unique position for the preparation of the future healthcare workforce.
A collegiate level degree in Paramedicine is on the leading edge of healthcare. The program will address the anticipated demand for pre-hospital care workers as the average age of the U.S. population increases. The percentage of the U.S. population 65 or older is currently about 12.5 percent; however, it is expected to reach 16 percent by 2020 and 21 percent by 2050. Based on this projection, employment of paramedics is expected to grow by 23 PERCENT from 2012 to 2020 – much faster than the average for all occupations. Employers will require a highly educated workforce to survive in an outcome based healthcare system. The new workforce will require critical thinking skills necessary for innovation and creativity.
The clinical experiences at the University of New Haven are designed to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in a controlled setting with mentors and real patients prior to graduation and certification.
The program maintains close ties and contracts with a variety of EMS agencies in the immediate New Haven area for the purpose of student field internship experiences including high volume urban and suburban transport, first response and intercept EMS services.
The Paramedicine program is fully accredited by Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Students graduating with a degree in Paramedicine from the University of New Haven will have countless job opportunities in the medical field.
The Paramedicine program is supported by the resources of Yale-New Haven Hospital and its campuses located less than 10 minutes from our West Haven campus.
Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a 900-bed tertiary care medical center and Level I Trauma Center that includes the 201-bed Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and the 76-bed Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. Both campuses are teaching hospitals for the Yale University School of Medicine and other allied health professions programs. Students in the Paramedicine program will take their Anatomy and Physiology courses at the Yale University School of Medicine cadaver laboratory.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Paramedicine incorporates 18 free elective classes.
This allows the student to focus on their area of interest including; fire administration, criminal justice, emergency medical administration, or emergency medical education. The U.S. department of Labor predicts prospective firefighters will likely face strong competition for jobs. Physically-fit applicants with high test scores, post-secondary firefighter education, and paramedic training should have the best job prospects.
Our program exceeds all Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Standard Curriculum and National Education Standard’s objectives and includes optional skills adopted by many states.
Upon completion of the didactic, laboratory and clinical requirements of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians® Paramedic examination.