Course Requirements

The PA Program is a 27-month program, comprised of a 9-month didactic education phase followed by a 15-month clinical and research phase. There are seven (7) total semesters--years one and two are comprised of three semesters each and the last year is comprised of one semester. Every course in the didactic education phase is offered once each academic year.

The requirements for each year must be completed successfully before a student can begin the next years’ curriculum, unless the SAPC makes the decision of “Progression with Remediation” (see “Student Remediation”). All students have the same didactic and clinical course requirements.  

Students must maintain all requirements for clinical rotations including immunization/health screening, OSHA training, HIPAA training, drug screening, and BLS certification. Expenses associated with maintaining these requirements are the responsibility of the student.