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 training programs in the nation. If you want to be a pioneer in this field, consider getting your ASEMS from Creighton University.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23% by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in part to the EMS profession’s rapid expansion to include numerous aspects of patient care in addition to emergency management. While EMTs and paramedics have been, and will continue to be, the backbone of our nation’s 9-1-1 rescue system, many exciting new opportunities exist for career growth.

Emergency medical services play a vital role in public safety. EMS will continue to grow and gain in stature, as recognized experts in the following areas are sorely needed across the nation:

  • Community health training
  • Disaster response
  • Terrorism
  • Mass casualty prevention
  • Preparation and mitigation management
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Primary care
  • Emergency department care
  • Many other areas of public service

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.

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

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