Community Paramedic Certificate Program

What is a Community Paramedic?

As a community paramedic (CP), you will become part of the healthcare community working in collaboration with other health professionals and institutions. Community paramedics assess and evaluate community services and systems, and help identify gaps in services.

The role of community paramedics is to:

As a CP, you will strive to ensure the overall goal of mentoring and empowering clients, communities and healthcare systems to achieve positive outcomes and to reach the optimal level of wellness for everyone.

About the Program

The Community Paramedic curriculum is based on the North Central EMS Institute Community Paramedic Curriculum, and is used with permission.

The certificate program has seven expected outcomes. You will:

Program Features

The certificate consists of four required courses, which are taken in a single semester. The first three courses are taught online, while the practicum course is on-ground. Students enrolled in the practicum course are required to participate in 135 hours of clinical practice. This practice is mentored by practicum faculty and is under the supervision of physicians, nurse practitioners, other healthcare providers and community practitioners. Maryville has a clinical agreement with Mercy Hospital Systems for placement options.

Required Coursework (12 Credit Hours)

CPAR 101 Roles and Responsibilities of the Community Paramedic 2
CPAR 120 Community Assessment) 3
CPAR 200 Management of Chronic Diseases 4
CPAR 220 Community Paramedic Practicum 3

Admission Requirements

Degree Planning Sheet

Degree planning sheets for undergraduate programs at Maryville can be found here.

Program and University Accreditation

The Community Paramedic Program is offered in partnership with St. Charles County Ambulance District which is a Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Training Entity.  Maryville University of Saint Louis is separately accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. You can contact them by calling 800.621.7440.

Bonnie Stegman, PhD; 314.529.6595