Disclaimer: Illinois State University does not have a Pre-Physician Assistant program. The following courses are recommended but will depend upon your chosen educational institution. Please contact Preprofessional Advisor Ashley Berg for additional information.
For information on physician assistant career paths, please go to explorehealthcareers.org
Graduate programs have varied requirements for coursework to be completed prior to admission. However, requirements typically include:
Biology - 8 hours
General Chemistry - 8 hours
Organic Chemistry - 4 hours
Biochemistry - 3 hours
Anatomy & Physiology - 8 hours
Microbiology – 4 hours
Psychology - 6 hours
Applied Statistics - 3 hours
Medical Terminology - 3 hours
English - 6 hours
Not all physician assistant programs require submission of standardized test scores. Those programs that do require such scores typically require theGraduate Record Examination.
The majority of physician assistant programs participate in theCentral Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). If a school does not participate in the CASPA process, please contact directly. To determine if a school participates in the CASPA, please go to CASPA participating schools
List of physician assistant programs in the United States.