College of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant

College of Health Sciences

Colleges / Schools

Medical Science



Program Types

Preparation for Careers in Today’s Rapidly Changing Medical Environment

Arcadia’s Physician Assistant (PA) program provides students from across the country with the foundation for professional growth through personal attention, diverse clinical experience, and a commitment to excellence. With quality instruction and clinical opportunities, the program continues to enjoy an overall exceptional pass rate on the National Commission on the Certification of PAs board examinations.

The program produces graduates well-equipped to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices and other community settings. Arcadia’s program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

What to Expect

  • The PA Program is in the Department of Medical Science, in the College of Health Sciences which includes the departments of Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Genetic Counseling.
  • Two campuses: Glenside, Pa., and Christiana, Del.
  • Dual Degree program with Public Health at Glenside Campus
  • Strong ties with regional medical communities
  • Service and global opportunities
  • Clinical simulation training
  • Electronic note service and lecture capture


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Arcadia University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2028. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.