Mar 31, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
NSU Catalog 2022-2023

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Physician’s Assistant (Pre-)

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As a physician’s assistant, you’ll make a difference in your patients’ lives every single day, guiding them toward health and wellness. While this program isn’t a major, at Northern, we’ll match you with a degree program and the necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into a physician’s assistant program.

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are interested in science and how the body works
  • Care deeply about people, their problems and pain
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Have strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate integrity and compassion

Besides working as a physician’s assistant, completion of the PA program could also set you on a career path toward other medical positions, including:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • General physician

Students in our pre-physician’s assistant program often major in:

And they often minor in:

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