The Emergency Medical Services Academy at the University of New Mexico is one of the premier programs for EMS education in the country. Founded in 1972, the Emergency Medical Services Academy is the lead EMS training agency for New Mexico and delivers economical and top quality EMS education throughout the state. The Emergency Medical Services Academy offers EMS training courses from First Responder through Paramedic, continuing education, state and national license renewal opportunities for all levels of EMS, specialty courses, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. The EMS Bachelor Program is one of the largest, most competitive and nationally recognized programs of its kind in the US. The Emergency Medical Services Academy faculty actively participates in state and national teaching, committees, conferences and pre-hospital medical research.