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. 

COURSEWORK OUTLINE

Intro Biology I/II and Labs

  • BIO 200/201/202/203

Biochemistry

  • BIO 306/307 or CHM 402

 

Microbiology and Lab

  • BIO 264/265 or 416/417

Genetics

  • BIO 310/311 

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 

  • CHM 261/262/266/267

 

Organic Chemistry I/II and Labs

  • CHM 331/336/332/337

College Physics I and Lab

  • PHY 221/231

Intro to Psychology & Abnormal Psychology or Lifespan Development

  • PSY 101 & 345 or PSY 223 (depends on schools)

Medical Terminology

  • HSC 203

Statistics

  • STA 147

 

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.