Programs at SUU

Pre-Physician's Assistant

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Though SUU does not host a pre-physicians assistant major, we offer the support and guidance to ensure students interested in becoming physicians assistants (PA) are well-positioned for acceptance into PA school. SUU students majoring in biology and chemistry have gained admission to top PA schools by completing the required pre-physicians assistant pre-requisites while pursuing their undergraduate degree. College of Science academic advisors and faculty advisors work closely with our pre-physicians assistant students to chart the ideal academic program for their success.


  • Students graduating from SUU’s College of Science enjoy high placement rates in physicians assistant programs. In fact, in 2009, 5 of our 6 students who applied to PA school were accepted (83%).
  • We work closely with the Rural Health Scholars program on our campus, providing resume-building activities to ensure our graduates are competitive in the physicians assistant school admissions process.


Professional careers in physicians assisting


Pre-physicians assistant advising is done by academic advisors, faculty members and the Rural Health Scholars program, providing each student with a personalized plan for academic and professional success.


Opportunities for job shadowing, service learning and leadership training through the Rural Health Scholars program.

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