Health Professions

Basic coursework and accreditation information

Emergency Medical Technology Certification

Our EMT-Basic program includes classroom instruction covering Basic Life Support knowledge and skills criteria, clinical and field internship. Successful completion of the course requirements prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT certification examination.

The EMT-Basic certificate program is offered during spring semester only. Students meet for lectures and skills practice from 1 to 5 p.m., three days per week. In addition, 45 hours of clinical rotations are required during the semester.

Our program prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT certification examination.

Program accreditation

The EMT-Basic and Paramedic certificate programs are accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). Learn more about our accreditation.

Institutional accreditation

UT Health San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, to award certificates and baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees. The institution was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2008. The institution's accreditation extends through 2018, and includes all programs offered on the institution's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Note: The Commission should only be contacted 1) to learn about the institution's accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's accreditation review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the Health Science Center and not the Commission's office.