Physician Assistant

College of Health Sciences

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Physician Assistant



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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 within the College of Health Sciences which also includes the departments and programs in Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling and Public Community and Global Health
  • Two campuses: Glenside, Pa., and Christiana, Del.
  • Dual Degree program with Public Health at Glenside Campus
  • Strong ties with regional medical communities
  • Global health experiences
  • Clinical simulation training
  • Full cadaver dissection
  • Electronic note service and podcasting of lectures
  • Attendance at National PA Conference included in tuition