Emergency Medical Technician

Please note: The following courses are offered for both credit and noncredit. Please see the explanation regarding the course fee for additional details.

Physical Development Programs

Emergency Medical Technician

PDP ER 400

This 140+ hour EMT course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Registry of EMTs. Students learn aspects of pre-hospital emergency care for injuries and illnesses as well as practice patient assessment and emergency procedures. Emergency room and ambulance observations are additional components of the course. There are no course prerequisites, but students must attend all class sessions and pass the written and practical exams. Course Lab Fee includes the required textbook, materials, and CPR training. Course fee and tuition credits: Students may opt to take the course for BU academic credit or as a noncredit course. The credit course is available for 1 or 2 credits. Students taking the class for credit are responsible for the tuition ($700 per credit) in addition to the Course Lab Fee. All students, whether they are taking the course for credit or noncredit, must pay the Course Lab Fee. The Course Lab Fee is $1,250 for FitRec members and $1,500 for nonmembers and can be paid at www.bu.edu/fitrec/ems. Students not interested in taking the class for credit should register at that website. Students should only register on the BU Student Link if they are taking the course for credit. Please email buems@bu.edu with any questions. Course Lab Fee: $1,250 or $1,500. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Nine-week course (May 21-July 16)

Nine-week course (May 28-July 22)

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Online Emergency Medical Technician

PDP ER 401

This 140+ hour EMT course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Registry of EMTs. This course consists of lectures given online by an instructor teaching in real time Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Labs are held on Saturdays and Sundays in person at Boston University. Students must have a computer with working webcam, speakers, and microphone and reliable access to internet. Students learn aspects of pre-hospital emergency care for injuries and illnesses as well as practice patient assessment and emergency procedures. Emergency room and ambulance observations are additional components of the course. There are no course prerequisites, but students must attend all class sessions and pass the written and practical exams. Course Lab Fee includes the required textbook, materials, and CPR training. Course fee and tuition credits: Students may opt to take the course for BU academic credit or as a noncredit course. The credit course is available for 1 or 2 credits. Students taking the class for credit are responsible for the tuition ($700 per credit) in addition to the Course Lab Fee. All students, whether they are taking the course for credit or noncredit, must pay the Course Lab Fee. The Course Lab Fee is $1,250 for FitRec members and $1,500 for nonmembers and can be paid at www.bu.edu/fitrec/ems. Students not interested in taking the class for credit should register at that website. Students should only register on the BU Student Link if they are taking the course for credit. Please email buems@bu.edu with any questions. Course Lab Fee: $1,250 or $1,500. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Seven-week course (June 10-July 28)

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