Emergency Health Services Management

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 Management 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 Management program at GW?

EHSM students study up-to-date information on issues, theories and practices in emergency medicine, and investigate EHSM’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 Management community like at GW?

EHSM 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 Management 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.


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    Convenient Online Format

    All courses are offered online in a flexible format that meets the needs of busy, working EMS professionals.

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    Transfer Credit

    National Registry or state EMT-Paramedics can receive up to 28 transfer credits for their certifications.