PRE-physician assistant ACADEMIC COURSEWORK
The following courses are the minimum required by most PA schools. There are several Physician Assistant Programs in the state of Ohio, and an online directory of programs can be found on the Physican Assistant Education Association Directory.
It is highly recommended that you make an appointment with your pre-professional advisor prior to enrolling in any prerequisites for PA school. A pre-professional advisor will review your plans, your progress and discuss future courses of action.
Intro Biology I/II and Labs
BIO 306/307 or CHM 402
Microbiology and Lab
BIO 264/265 or 416/417
A&P I/II or Human Gross Anatomy and Clinical Physiology
BIO 266/267/268/269 or HSC 475/457 & HSC 422/450
General Chemistry I/II and Labs
Organic Chemistry I/II and Labs
College Physics I and Lab
Intro to Psychology & Abnormal Psychology or Lifespan Development
PSY 101 & 345 or PSY 223 (depends on schools)
Additional Course Recommendations:
Please see Pre-Professional Health Programs and the online Physician Assistant Directory.
The above list is not comprehensive and some schools require less than the suggestions listed above. Each PA school may have slightly different requirements and it is the responsibility of the student to take prerequisite courses according to the schools he or she plans to apply to. The suggestions above represent the prerequisite requirement for PA Programs in the state of Ohio.