EMS Education Department

Training Local EMS Heroes

Clarkson University Lewis School of Health Sciences EMS Education Department was created to provide high quality emergency medical services training for University students and North Country residents. The Lewis School of Health Sciences inherited the New York State Department of EMS Course Sponsorship responsibility within St. Lawrence County in the fall of 2021. With this new responsibility, Clarkson University is the training location of the North Country's EMS providers for local and regional ambulance agencies. 

This training includes: 

  • Certified First Responders (CFRs)
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) 
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs, coming soon)
  • Paramedics (coming soon). 

Besides these courses, The EMS Education Department also offers 

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs conducted by renowned national presenters for practicing EMS providers to recertify their credentials and
  • an American Heart Association (AHA) training site status to certify EMS and any health care providers in Heartsaver, CPR, ACLS and PALS courses. 


Clarkson's Lewis School of Health Sciences supports several partial and full scholarships. Please inquire with our team to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Contact Us

Lewis School of Health Sciences
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam NY 13699
Box 5881

Director: Doug Wildermuth
Email: dwilderm@clarkson.edu
Office Phone Number: 315/268-4444

Our Programs

EMS Education

We offer both Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Certified First Responder (CFR). 

Learn more about upcoming EMT and CFR courses

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) can re-certify themselves by attending Continuing Medical Education sessions (CMEs) 

Learn more about upcoming CME courses

Paramedic Program

Clarkson is now offering a nine-month, full-time Paramedic Program. Our second cohort begins August 19, 2024. 

Learn more about the Paramedic Program

American Heart Association (AHA) Courses

We offer the following AHA courses: Heartsaver, Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses. 

  • CPR Course - September 27, 2023 at 6 p.m.
    Cost is $50 per person, $25 for students
    Sign up by emailing Doug Wildermuth at dwilderm@clarkson.edu


Department Faculty and Staff

Lennart Johns

Lennart Johns

Founding Dean of Health Sciences

Email: ljohns@clarkson.edu
Office: 315/268-4019

James McGrath

James McGrath

Assistant Paramedic Instructor / Clinical Coordinator

Email: jtmcgrat@clarkson.edu
Office: 315/268-4444

Douglas Wildermuth

Douglas Wildermuth

Director of EMS & Experiential Learning

Email: dwilderm@clarkson.edu
Office: 315/268-4444

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