Physician Assistant

PPhysician assistants practice medicine on teams with primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care workers. They also may provide health care services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. They conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. They may, in some cases, prescribe medication.

Suggested undergraduate majors: Applied Human Biology, Physiology.

Graduate training: Master’s degree.

American Academy of Physician Assistants:

Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA):

PAEA Program Directory:

Standardized test: Physician Assistant College Admission Test (PA-CAT):

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA):

Please note: this page provides information for current SPU students and does not represent a program that SPU offers.