Pre-Professional Programs

Physician Assistant

The physician assistant advisors are:


HPU’s School of Health Sciences, which already houses undergraduate programs in exercise science and athletic training, launched a new Physician Assistant Studies program in 2015. The program will equip students to work in a field where 78 percent of graduates have multiple job offers, according to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Students wishing to apply to Physician Assistant Schools will need to consult the specific prerequisites of the schools to which applications are made. Most PA schools will require that applicants have first hand experience in patient care. For example, this requirement may be satisfied by obtaining CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) or EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) credentials and working as a Nursing Assistant or Emergency Technician. The amount of experience required varies from 150 to 2000 hours. Most PA programs are Masters level programs.


The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

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