Students experience thorough and challenging pre-hospital education and training. The program offers all levels of EMS certification courses and is an American Heart Association-designated training center.
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Why UT Health San Antonio

Emergency Health Technician Basic Certificate Program

The Emergency Medical Technician—Basic is a preparation course for certification as an EMT—Basic. The course includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with either an emergency service or other specialized service.

Admissions at a glance

  • Complete Texas Common Core Curriculum (co-enroll option available) 
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  • Documentation of EMT-Paramedic certification 
Lance Villers

What do you say when someone asks you why you teach? 

"I love to help students understand, comprehend, and grow. We point the way so they can become excellent caregivers with a commitment to life-long learning."

-Lance Villers, Ph.D.