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Pre-Physician Assistant Track at Hope College
What classes do I need to take? Courses Required or Recommended
The pre-requisite courses for physician assistant (PA) programs vary widely at the different graduate PA schools. Due to this variation, it is essential for early academic planning that students identify several PA graduate programs that they would want to apply and/or attend. A list of PA programs in the US is found here.
Every PA program director sets the pre-requisite course requirements for their PA program, but the most common pre-requisites are:
Other required &/or recommended courses may include:
What do I major in? Choice of Major
PA schools seek students with diverse and broad academic backgrounds. Students should select a major area of study that is of interest to them and will provide a career alternative. PA schools are most concerned with the overall quality and scope of undergraduate work and level of rigor; not with the specific academic major. Many Hope College students who have gone on to graduate PA programs have majored in biology, chemistry, exercise science or psychology since they have had academic interest in these areas and many of the required classes are in these areas.
For current Hope College students, questions related to pre-Physician Assistant track, please contact HPA Professor T Prokopow.