Admissions Resources

Start Date

Students in the Emergency Medical Care Program follow a prescribed course of study and enter as one class starting each September (Fall quarter).

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted beginning October 1 for the following fall quarter admission (rolling admissions). Due to the competitive nature of admissions, applications received on or before March 1 will be given preference in evaluation and admittance as early applications. The standard application deadline is July 1. 


Students enter the Emergency Medical Care program as juniors.  Prerequisite and corequisite coursework may be completed at regionally accredited community colleges and four year colleges and universities.  Transfer patterns for many community colleges and four year colleges/universities are available online: SAHP Transfer Patterns

For additional information or an academic evaluation of courses not listed, please schedule an appointment with an advisor for the Emergency Medical Care program at: or 909-558-7076.

Prerequisites to the Emergency Medical Care Program

Prior to admission to the junior year of the Emergency Medical Care Program, students must complete the following coursework at an accredited college:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, with lab
  • Introductory Chemistry, one quarter or semester with lab (or General Chemistry)
  • Introductory Physics one quarter or semester (or General Physics)
  • College Algebra or higher
  • General Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity/Cultural Anthropology course
  • Freshman English Composition, complete sequence
  • Health Education (personal health or nutrition)
  • Electives to reach 96 quarter units or 64 semester units (may include corequisite courses listed below)

Corequisites to the Emergency Medical Care Program

To earn a bachelor of science in Emergency Medical Care Program, the following degree corequisites must be completed before a degree can be awarded:

  • 20 quarter units or 14 semester units of humanities, selected from three or more of the following areas: history/civilization, literature, philosophy, foreign language, art/music (performing arts limited to 4 quarter units)
  • Microbiology, with lab
  • Social science elective, selected from: economics, psychology, sociology, geography, political science, or anthropology
  • Two physical education activity courses
  • Successful completion of emergency medical care core curriculum (76 quarter units)
  • After the prerequisites, corequisites, and EMC Core Classes, elective coursework to meet 192 quarter units or 128 semester units.

Please note a maximum of 105 quarter units or 70 semester units from a junior/community college may be transferred for credit. Additionally, "C-" grades and below are not transferable for credit.

Prerequisites/Corequisites for Pre-Physician Assistant Track

Prerequisites/Corequisites for Pre-Medicine Track

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Contact Us

Emergency Medical Care Program
Nichol Hall, 1926
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Phone: 909-558-7076
Fax: 909-558-4701