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 2017, 10 of our 13 students who applied to PA school were accepted (77%); in 2016, 14 of 16 students applying to PA school were accepted (88%).
  • 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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