Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration
SchoolSchool of Arts & Sciences
Prepare for a rewarding career in one of the fastest growing areas in health care. Be a servant leader in your profession and your community.
What You’ll Learn
Your coursework will have a strong focus on biology and the natural sciences, preparing you for acceptance to a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The 10-course pre-physical assistant concentration can be taken with any Mary undergraduate program.
- Prepare for a physician assistant program.
In addition to your coursework, you can engage in independent research projects, seminars, practice interviews, and panel discussions that will help you get into — and succeed in — an accredited physician assistant program.
- Be mentored by experienced faculty.
You’ll receive individual attention in small-class settings and work closely with faculty who are distinguished educators and recognized leaders in their areas.
- Strengthen your skills of servant leadership.
Develop the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values of servant leadership that distinguish a Mary education and are much-needed in all health-related professions.
Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.
Careers & Outcomes
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of physician assistants to grow by 31% through 2029, more than seven times the average for all occupations. As the demand for high-quality, efficient, affordable health care services increases, physician assistants job growth will continue to rise. Physician assistants are found in every health care setting and medical speciality.
- Certified physician's assistant
- Anesthesiologist assistant
- Doctor’s assistant
- Family practice physician assistant
- Orthopedic physician assistant
- Pediatric physician assistant
- Radiology practitioner assistant
- Surgical physician assistant