Program Director's Welcome

Welcome to Rocky Vista University’s Physician Assistant Program at Rocky Vista’s beautiful Colorado campus! The PA Program joins a dynamic institution whose mission, vision, and core values support quality healthcare education, innovation, and excellence.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our program and its unique curriculum. We offer a visionary curricular design that provides a student-centric approach to learning through its variety of teaching strategies, frequent formative feedback, and an assessment for learning model. Expectations of learners are clearly outlined in advance, and student progression toward achieving competence is supported by highly experienced faculty and staff. 

You are about to embark upon both a rewarding and challenging journey. You will have the honor and responsibility to serve and care for others with compassion and as a collaborative member of a primary care team. We look forward to supporting your development along the path to joining one of the fastest growing professions in the country and are pleased you chose the RVU PA Program. 


Cathy C. Ruff, MS, PA-C
Program Director and Chair
Physician Assistant Studies
Rocky Vista University