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Paramedic Concentration

Students seeking a degree in Human Services with paramedic prior learning must have completed a paramedic program and be licensed by the State of Colorado as a Paramedic.

Students receive 24 credits toward the major for their completed paramedic coursework; 8 credits count for HSP 2080, Practicum I, which is required for all Human Service majors. The other 16 credits count toward the completion of the concentration.

In order to have the credits transferred to MSU Denver, bring documentation of the license and proof completion of a paramedic program to the Chair of Human Services. The credits are only applicable if you major in Human Services.

We award the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Paramedic with the completion of this curriculum:

Required classes for Degree Catalog Year Fall 2012 and beyond:


HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSP 2010 Principles of Nonprofit Organization Administration 3
HSP 2020 Small Group Dynamics: Theory and Experience 4
HSP 2030 Theory and Practice of Counseling 4
HSP 2040 Family Systems 4
HSP 3330 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Helping Professions 3
HSP 3490 Multicultural Issues in Human Services 4
HSP 3710 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 3
HSP 4320 Psychopathology & the Mental Health Clinician 4
HSP 2070 Pre-Field Placement Seminar 1
HSP 4790 Professional Internship (Senior Experience) 12
Coursework and HSP 2080 (Practicum) completed at Denver Health 24
Total credits for Paramedic concentration 70


A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree.

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