School of Physician Assistant Studies
Fill an Important Healthcare Role as a PA
If you are caring, detail-oriented, and have a passion for healthcare, a Physician Assistant program may be right for you.
Physician assistants, or PAs, are healthcare professionals who provide medical care in a variety of specialties and healthcare settings with physician supervision. Serving as part of a healthcare team, they assess healthcare issues, conduct physical exams, counsel behavioral health issues, provide preventative care, and diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. Through their work, PAs can expand a physician’s practice base and help to increase access to healthcare in rural and medically underserved areas.
Start working toward your career as a Physician Assistant at South College, with experienced faculty and a personalized approach to education!
Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant)
- South College Asheville, South College Atlanta, South College Knoxville, South College Knoxville Parkside, South College Nashville, South College Online
- Physician assistants are healthcare professionals who are licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They help to improve access to medical care by expanding a physician’s practice base, which is especially important in medically underserved areas. Many PAs are employed in primary care specialties, including family practice, pediatrics, and general medicine.
Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- South College Asheville, South College Atlanta, South College Knoxville Parkside, South College Nashville
- A Physician Assistant or (PA) works with a physician in a variety of clinical settings. Physician Assistants are trained to assess healthcare issues, to perform physical exams, provide preventative care, to counsel behavioral health issues and to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. There are over 100,000 practicing Physician Assistants serving in private practice, in the military and federal government, in clinics and hospitals, community and rural clinics and hospitals and overseas.