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Health Professions


The Health Professions program combines classroom instruction and clinical training with strong emphasis on technical skills, professional relationships, and workplace ethics. Our goal for all students is to function and participate as an effective member of the healthcare community and to support clients in the achievement of positive healthcare outcomes. 

Students who have completed a health care certificate from ASUN been employed by St. Bernards Medical Center, NEA Baptist Medical Center and White River Medical Center.

Start your medical career today, apply now to ASU-Newport.

Then, select which health professions program you want to attend:

Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate of Proficiency

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program meets the requirements of the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and the guidelines of the Department of Transportation. Completion of the program will allow the student to take the National Certification Exam at their level of training. Criminal background checks are required for all EMT students prior to testing. 

Length of Program: 1 semester

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro

Course Availability: Fall, Spring

Students will be responsible for payment of state and national testing fees, criminal background checks, and uniform requirements. These costs will occur at different time points throughout the program.

EMT Application (Use Adobe Reader to open, for complete application)

2021-2022 EMT degree plan

Click here to access previous Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plans


Patient Care Technician (CNA and Phlebotomy)
Surgical Technology
Pre-Health Professions
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 2 Semester

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro and Marked Tree

2021-2022 Pre-Health Professions Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans