Pre Physician Assistant

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Physicians assistants play a vital role in the constantly changing healthcare industry. Often serving as a patient's principal healthcare provider, physician assistants are prepared to diagnose illnesses, manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications. Physician assistants practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality.

Pitt State students pursuing an emphasis in pre-physician assistant will be prepared to advance to a graduate level physician assistant program. Most physician assistant programs require a college degree and some health-related work experience. The Pittsburg State University Pre-Physician Assistant emphasis includes a mix of biology, chemistry, and physics coursework. 


About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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