The Emergency Medical Science Program at UTB/TSC is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, both recognized national accrediting agencies in the field. The EMS Program at UTB/TSC is currently the only nationally accredited program south of San Antonio, Texas.
Programmatic (or specialized) accreditation examines specific schools or programs within an educational institution (e.g., the law school, the medical school, the nursing program). The standards by which these programs are measured have generally been developed by the professionals involved in each discipline and are intended to reflect what a person needs to know and be able to do to function successfully within that profession. Accreditation in the health-related disciplines also serves a very important public interest. Along with certification and licensure, accreditation is a tool intended to help assure a well-prepared and qualified workforce providing health-care services.