Paramedicine


Faculty List
  • W. Tavares, H.B.Sc, (Toronto) Ph.D. (McMaster), Assistant Professor


This is a unique program, offered jointly by the University of Toronto Scarborough and Centennial College, which combines a four-year Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with a two-year Ontario College Diploma in Paramedicine into a specialized degree that is completed over a four-year period. In the Specialist (Joint) Program in Paramedicine students benefit from tailored curricular design and exceptional faculty at UTSC and Centennial College. The program gives students the critical thinking, analytical and technical skills to succeed in the knowledge and performance-based field of Paramedicine. Graduates of the Specialist (Joint) Program in Paramedicine receive a B.Sc. and are qualified for certification as Primary Care Paramedics (PCPs) in Ontario, contingent on passing the Advanced Emergency Care Assistant Exam (AEMCA) offered by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Students spend the first year of their degree at UTSC; in the second and third year, students complete a total of 7.5 credits at the Centennial College Morningside Campus alongside taking courses at UTSC. Students complete the program by finishing off year four of their studies at UTSC. Upon successful completion of the Centennial College portion of the program, students are eligible to write the AEMCA exam. Program graduates are well prepared for employment in the field of Paramedicine and have a strong foundation for future studies in professional fields related to health care.

Effective July 1, 2023, the (Joint) Specialist in Paramedicine is now administered in the Department of Health and Society.  Program advisors may continue to be reached at paramedicine@utsc.utoronto.ca.  Note, the program requirements for 2024-25 remain unchanged; students who are presently enrolled in the program or entering in Fall 2024 will follow the program as outlined in the calendar for the year they began the program. For more details regarding this program please contact paramedicine@utsc.utoronto.ca, or refer to the Paramedicine section of the Calendar or the Joint Programs website.

Program Combination Restrictions in Paramedicine

The Specialist in Paramedicine cannot be combined with any programs in Biological Sciences.

Experiential Learning and Outreach

For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.