Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the South College – Nashville Physician Assistant program.  The faculty and staff value your interest and time.  Physician Assistants enjoy a rewarding career serving others.  The Nashville team consists of experienced, board-certified Physician Assistants, a Family Medicine physician, a Pharmacist, Simulation Coordinator, health science educators, and other medical interprofessionals.

Nashville, Tennessee is one of the best cities in the United States – the Nashville Predators, the Tennessee Titans and of course, the home of country music. The program grants a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MHScPAS) degree.  The MHScPAS degree will require the successful completion of a challenging 27-month medical education. The curriculum is composed of 27 didactic year courses and 8 supervised clinical practice experience courses. The South College – Nashville PA Program prepares graduates for success when taking the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and going into clinical practice.

The Mission of the Masters of Health Science Physician Assistant Studies Program is to educate highly qualified physician assistants, preparing them to become competent, compassionate, and comprehensive health care providers for clinical practice in rural and urban areas who will mature into leaders within the medical community.  Our Physician Assistant program emphasizes early “hands-on” medical education during the didactic professional year.  Students receive regular one-on-one mentoring and guidance in their journey of becoming a Physician Assistant.

I would like to extend our best wishes for your success as you reach towards your goal to become a Physician Assistant. If you have any questions after reviewing our website, please feel free to contact us by calling 629-802-3000 or

Jeffrey F. Peacock, MBA, MPAS, PA-C
Program Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies
South College-Nashville Campus

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accredited-Continued status to the South College – Nashville, Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by South College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2034. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at