Emergency Health Services
This program prepares EMS providers for leadership roles as initial supervisors, mid-level managers and administrators, encompassing emergency preparedness, incident management, deployment, disaster response, special operations, injury prevention and homeland security.
Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Students with an interest in Emergency Health Services may also be interested other online Health Sciences programs such as Clinical Management and Leadership.
What can I expect to learn in the Emergency Health Services program at GW?
EHS students study up-to-date information on issues, theories and practices in emergency medicine, and investigate EHS’s role among other medical disciplines. Most courses have an applied project where the student role play as managers or administrators and handle a complex current issue.
What is the Emergency Health Services community like at GW?
EHS students are highly motivated professionals with experience as an EMT or paramedic, and are committed to expanding their knowledge and advancing their career in the field of emergency service management through online learning.
What can I do in the Emergency Health Services field?
Program graduates secure management positions in EMS organizations, fire departments, state/federal agencies, and health care organizations. About 12 percent of graduates continue into graduate or medical school. Others become leaders of paramedic or community college programs.