Emergency Medical Services (ASEMS)

The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services (ASEMS) degree at Creighton University will prepare you for a variety of careers in emergency care. You can take courses during the day, in the evening—or both—to fit your busy life. And, you’ll benefit from our state-of-the-art labs and patient simulation equipment.

When you pursue your associate’s degree in EMS at Creighton through our renowned EMS education program, you’ll learn from highly experienced EMS educators, pre-hospital providers, registered nurses and critical care physicians. We’re here to help students like you realize your dreams of being there for others in their times of greatest peril.

Creighton’s EMS education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Our program was one of the first professional EMS education programs in the nation. If you want to be a pioneer in this field, consider getting your ASEMS from Creighton University.


Set yourself up for a successful career.

As the field continues to grow and change, leaders and educators with a background in emergency medicine are needed more than ever to help shape the future of emergency medical services.

Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent by 2024, much faster than average for all occupations. While EMTs and paramedics have been, and will continue to be, the backbone of our nation’s 911 rescue system, many exciting new opportunities exist for career growth. Recognized experts are sorely needed across the nation, especially in the following areas:

  • EMS service providers
  • EMS education
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Community health training
  • Public health initiatives
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Primary and community-based care
  • Emergency department care
  • Critical care transportation

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2017


What You'll Learn

  • EMS tools and techniques
  • The most current advancements in EMS
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision-making skills


Student Organizations

  • Emergency Medical Services Club

    A gathering of students with interests in emergency medical professions who wish to use our knowledge, ethics, resources and leadership skills to give the general public, especially our peers, a better understanding of basic lifesaving techniques and procedures in case the worst should ever befall them or those close to them.

Tuition & Scholarships

State Licensure Requirements

Creighton University, EMS Education program, conducts EMS courses with curricula based on the current United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National EMS Education Standards and Guidelines. Learn more.

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