Physician Assistant
Pre-requisite Requirements

Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus.

Consult the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistan, Inc. (ARC-PA) website for requirements and admission statistics to U.S. Physician Assistant Schools for the most accurate information, Physicain Assistant Programs.

Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

 

Sample Curriculum of pre-requisite courses for Physician Assistant @ Gustavus

 

Suggested Pre-Requisites for Minnesota PA schools

 

First Year:

Fall

BIO 101 Principles of Biology

CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry

FTS 100

PSY 100 General Psychology

Spring

BIO 102 Organismal Biology

CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I

S/A Sociology OR Cultural Anthropology (St. Scholastica)

Elective

Second Year:

Fall

BIO 201 Cell and Molecular

CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II

PSY 234 Developmental Psychology (Lifespan Developmental needs both PSY 234 & PSY 334)(Augsburg, St. Scholastica)

Elective

Spring

BIO 202 Evolution, Eco. & Behav.

CHE 258 Inorganic Chem. I (recommended)

MCS 142 Intro. Stats or equivalent (Augsburg, St. Kate’s, Bethel, St. Scholastica)

PSY 334 Adult Psychology (Lifespan Developmental needs both PSY 234 & PSY 334)(Augsburg, St. Scholastica)

Junior Year:

Fall

HES 234 Human Anatomy & Phy. I (Augsburg (also accepts BIO 386), St. Kate’s, Bethel, St. Scholastica)

Elective

Spring

HES 235 Human Anatomy & Phy. II (Augsburg (also accepts BIO 386), St. Kate’s, Bethel, St. Scholastica)

BIO 118 Microbes or 380 Microbiology (Augsburg (only accepts BIO 380), St. Kate’s (accepts both), Bethel (accepts both))

MCS 121 Calculus (St. Kate’s, St. Scholastica)

Senior Year:

Fall

CHE 255 Biochemistry (Augsburg, St. Kate’s, St. Scholastica) (or Spring)

PHY 122 Physics (Bethel)

HES 214 Medical Terminology (St. Kate’s, St. Scholastica)

Elective

Spring

Electives

 

Other possible requirements for Minnesota PA schools:

GPA minimum –

  • Bethel requires 3.25 GPA minimum for undergraduate.
  • Augsburg requires 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum and 3.0 science GPA minimum.
  • St. Scholastica requires 3.0 GPA minimum and a minimum grade of C in prerequisite courses.
  • St. Kate’s requires 3.0 GPA minimum and a minimum grade of C in prerequisite courses.

GRE test score – required for St. Scholastica, not required for Bethel and Augsburg and St. Kate’s

Direct Patient Care Hours –Bethel recommends 250 (not necessarily paid), Augsburg recommends 1000-1500 (paid), St. Kate’s recommends 250-500 (not necessarily paid), St. Scholastica recommends at least 750 (paid)

 

Regional PA Pre-requisites recommendations:

The courses listed above show what a representative Physician Assistant program may look like; however pre-requisite requirements vary between institutions. Be sure to check with the schools to which you are interested in applying to determine their specific requirements. Here is a link to PA programs: http://www.arc-pa.org/acc_programs/

Augsburg
Des Moines University
St. Catherine University (projected first class Fall 2012)
University of South Dakota

 

Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus.

Consult the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistan, Inc. (ARC-PA) website for requirements and admission statistics to U.S. Physician Assistant Schools for the most accurate information, Physicain Assistant Programs.

Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

 

 

Updated 4/4/2014 HB