Allied Health Profession to Paramedic Overview

The Paramedic Program, administered by the Rhodes State College provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to function in advanced pre-hospital care. The curriculum follows the guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP), as well as those of the Ohio Department of Public safety: Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

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Career Opportunities

Designed to prepare the licensed health professional (ex. registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and respiratory therapists) for a Paramedic Certification.

Q & A

  1. Why are paramedics needed? Paramedics serve a vital role in healthcare because of their ability to show compassion, safely transport patients to a hospital, and provide first aid during medical emergencies. Deciding to become a paramedic could mean being front and center in helping others through, and out of emergency situations.

Program Highlights

  • This program allows an allied health worker to obtain the Paramedic certificate
  • This program offers a reduced amount of hours for the clinical work
  • This program offers a reduced amount of lab hours due to credit for experience

Selling Points

  1. Over 20,000 openings for EMTs and paramedics are projected annually over the next decade!
  2. Employment for paramedics is expected to grow 11% by 2030, which is faster than average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)
  3. Paramedic is a field with a great diversity and you never do the same thing twice in a row.

Professional Licensure Information

This program is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Ohio Accreditation Number 318.

Inquiries regarding accreditation should be directed to:

Ohio Department of Public Safety,
Division of Emergency Medical Services
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218

Student Success Navigator

Heather Seddelmeyer

Student Success Navigator
(419) 204-9857