Keys to Success
In addition to drive, focus, and a desire to improve lives through healthcare, you should be able to demonstrate good working relationships with patients and co-workers. This will help you to successfully complete the PA program, pass the national certifying examination, and go on to have a satisfying career.
The South College core faculty members take a personalized approach to education, and are frequently available to answer questions and provide guidance. Our adjunct faculty consists of local physicians and physician assistants who are committed to acting as mentors in our students’ education, and you can find additional support from course tutors and the Writing Lab.
The Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is the most advanced degree in this field offered at South College.
Accreditation or Approval
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the South College Masters of Health Science Physician Assistant Program sponsored by South College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The South College Masters of Health Science Physician Assistant Program is a single program with two campuses; one in Knoxville, Tennessee and an extension campus in Atlanta, Georgia.