Become a Physician Assistant
at Arcadia University




Become a Physician Assistant
at Arcadia University




Become a Physician Assistant
at Arcadia University

The hybrid physician assistant (PA) program from Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences prepares aspiring physician assistants to address the diverse healthcare needs of patients in their communities.

Grounded in Arcadia’s distinctively global and personal approach to education, our program features an inclusive learning environment that spans the online classroom, the Arcadia campus, and your own community. Our faculty emphasize personal attention in order to train empathetic, service-oriented healthcare professionals.

Arcadia’s Hybrid PA Program

You will join a diverse community of aspiring healthcare professionals from across the country who share a common goal: providing their patients with compassionate care at every encounter.

Strong PANCE Pass Rate

For the last five years, our on-campus students have maintained an average first-time test-taker pass rate of 99 percent on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).1

Nationally Renowned Faculty

As a student, you will work with the same highly experienced clinicians and educators who teach in our on-campus PA program.

11 Clinical Rotations

Hybrid students complete 11 clinical rotations, where they can apply their new skills hands-on in diverse healthcare settings including behavioral medicine, pediatrics, surgery, and more.

Program At-a-Glance

We offer one annual start date in August of each year. The program
must be completed on a full-time schedule.

116

Credits

24

Months

11

Clinical Rotations

Bachelor’s Degree Required | GRE Score Required

Applications are reviewed holistically. We believe that creating diverse cohorts that include
students with a range of experiences and perspectives enriches your learning experience.

Physician Assistant Program Curriculum

Delivered by the same expert faculty who teach in Arcadia’s rigorous on-campus program, the
curriculum is designed to equip you with the clinical and interpersonal skills you need to confidently
diagnose and treat patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Didactic Phase

  • Take live, online classes where you will learn about the intricacies of the U.S. healthcare system, clinical methods, and more.
  • Engage in coursework that focuses on evidence-based practice, diagnostics, and how to perform clinical procedures.

Clinical Year

  • Attend in-person seminars at Arcadia, where you will put the skills you learned in classes into practice alongside faculty and peers.
  • Complete clinical rotations at diverse healthcare settings in or near your community.

ARC-PA Accreditation Status

The Arcadia University hybrid physician assistant program has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Arcadia University hybrid physician assistant program anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2022, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the March 2022 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation – Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first cohort of students.

If the ARC-PA does not approve Accreditation – Provisional status for the Arcadia University hybrid physician assistant program, a class will not matriculate in August 2022. For more information regarding accreditation, please visit the ARC-PA website or contact ARC-PA at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, GA 30097, or 770-476-1224.

Prepare to Meet the Growing Demand
for Healthcare Professionals2

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effective healthcare as a PA. Fill out the brief form and an
admissions counselor will contact you.

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1Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, Class of 2016–2020.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, Physician Assistants. (Accessed May 2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference