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Emergency Health Services


The Emergency Health Services (EHS) Department combines the experience and resources of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to feature the first baccalaureate program of its kind in the nation. Students through their studies gain a unique depth of experience in emergency helath services through this baccalaureate degree. The program stresses academic and clinical abilities, interpersonal and leadership skills and the capacity for appropriate judgement.

  • The major objectives of the degree program is to prepare students for work in various occupational settings relating to emergency health services systems. Primary emphasis is placed upon the development of leadership skills and the promotion of personal and professional growth. Graduates are prepared to: coordinate and manage emergency health systems;
  • interact effectively with other professionals in the emergency medical services system, as well as with community agencies and the general public;
  • satisfy certification requirements for EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic;
  • conduct or utilize research; and
  • pursue graduate study.

The Department of Emergency Health Services offers a unique perspective for the education of future EMS professionals. this is accomplished by providing a broad liberal arts and sciences education, which enhances the graduates' employment opportunities as pre-hospital providers and managers. The Department of Emergency Health Services also prepares graduates for advancement to graduate and professional studies.

Main Office: Academic IV, Room 316
Phone: 410-455-3223
Department Website:
Department Head: Bruce J. Walz, Ph.D., NREMT-P
Sample Resumés: Emergency Health Services