See what makes the EMS program a unique, hands-on experience. Video created by RSU Communications students.

The core of RSU’s degree programs in emergency medical services focuses on providing intensive and hands-on study of complex medical issues.

Clinical instruction is used to provide students with experiences dealing with the practical application of their classroom studies.

RSU is a recognized leader in serving the educational needs of Oklahoma’s emergency medical services community.

The emergency medical services program at RSU provides students with a demanding curriculum that delivers not only hands-on medical training, but also a well-rounded academic background available from a four-year university.


  • More than 87% of RSU students pass the national registry exam, compared to a national pass rate of 64%
  • Highest EMT-Intermediate pass rate in Oklahoma
  • Excellent reputation for graduating candidates who make a difference
  • More certifications (ACLS, PALS, NRP, PHTLS) than any training program in the state

Points to Consider

  • RSU maintains the only program in the state to offer a leadership component where students receive 24 hours of clinical management experience.
  • CPR and EVOC courses are available.
  • A degree in emergency medical services from a four-year university places students in an ideal position to advance their education and earn a bachelor degree.
  • Students receive dedicated case review time with the university’s EMS medical director.
  • Courses are centered around real-time, scenario-based instruction and evaluation.
  • Class scheduling encompasses all coursework components including clinical hours.
  • The EMS program is Nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).