Physician Assistant Requirements (TN programs)
- Physician assistants, working under the supervision of a physician, perform many patient-related tasks traditionally done by physicians. PAs practice in all areas of medicine although the majority of PA programs train students for general medicine.
- There is no particular major required for physician assistant school although a strong background in science is highly recommended. It is the applicant's responsibility to research each school and review recommended coursework in addition to verifying the prerequisites listed below. Application dates and deadlines may vary.
- Completion of a bachelor's degree and the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is required for admission.
- American Academy of Physician Assistant Programs
Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)
|Courses||U of M Course||# of hours required by Bethel University||# of hours required by CBU|| # of hours required by LMU-
|# of hours required by South College||# of hours required by Trevecca Nazarene
|# of hours required by UTHSC|
|Anatomy & Physiology||BIOL 2010/2011 BIOL 2020/2021||8||8||8||8||8||8|
|General Biology||BIOL 1110/1111 BIOL 1120/1121||8||8||8||8||-||8|
|General Chemistry||CHEM 1110/1111
|Organic Chemistry||CHEM 3310/3301 CHEM 3511/3501||-||8||8||R*||-||R*|
3500/3505 (check with schools)
|Math (College algebra or higher)||MATH 1710,
1720, 1830, 1910
|-||3||3||6 (may include
|General Psychology||PSYC 1030||3||3||3||-||3||3 (or Sociology)|
|Human Growth and
|Scientific Terminology||CLAS 3021||-||One Semester||One Semester||-||-||One Semester|
|English Composition||ENGL 1010
|Upper Division Psychology||-||R*||R*||-||-||-|