Averaging more than 1,800 calls a year, UVM Rescue is one of the only student-operated advance life support rescue squads in the country.

About the Minor

The Emergency Medical Services minor is available to all UVM degree students. The minor consists of 18 credit hours and provides an opportunity to focus on advanced practice, teaching or research.

Students must maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA in all required coursework in order to be awarded the minor degree on the academic transcript. Courses may not be taken pass/fail.


HLTH 1030 - Medical Terminology2
HLTH 2530 - Emergency Medical Technician (Certified EMTs may waive the requirements for HLTH 2530 and HLTH 2531 by exam, but the academic credits will not count towards completion of the minor.)6
HLTH 2531 - EMT Skills Competency1
9 credits from the following: 
HLTH 2994 - Intermediate Special Topics (EMS Teaching Assistant)1-3
HLTH 1510 - Wilderness First Responder3
HLTH 2510 - Wilderness EMT3
HLTH 2993 - Independent Study (with instructor permission)3
HLTH 3000 - Emergency Service Leadership3
HLTH 3570 - Advanced EMT6
EMED 3000 - Emergency Medicine Research I4
HLTH 2990 - Special Topics (Pediatric Emergencies, Mental Health Emergencies, or other topics as approved by the program director)3
HLTH 3940 - Trauma and Trauma Systems3
HLTH 3991 - Internship: Licensed Skills Instructor (with instructor permission)1
EMED 3010 - Emergency Medicine Research II4
EMED 3200 - Emergency Medicine Research III4

Other Information

The program reserves the right to cap enrollment. For more information, contact cnhs@uvm.edu.