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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.

Resources

 

Courses

 UofM Course

 # of hours required by Bethel University

 # of hours required by LMU-
DeBusk COM

 # of hours required by South College

# of hours required by Trevecca Nazarene
University 

# of hours required by UTHSC

Anatomy & Physiology

BIOL 2010/2011 BIOL 2020/2021

8

8

8

8

8

General Biology

BIOL 1110/1111 BIOL 1120/1121

8

8

8

-

8

General Chemistry

CHEM 1110/1111
CHEM 1120/1121

8

8

8

8

8

Organic Chemistry

CHEM 3310/3301 CHEM 3511/3501

R*

8

R*

-

R*

Microbiology

BIOL 1230/1231
or BIOL
3500/3505 (check with schools)

4

4

4

4

3

Math (College algebra or higher)

MATH 1710,
1720, 1830, 1910

-

3

6 (may include
stats)

-

3

General Psychology

PSYC 1030

3

3

-

3

3 (or Sociology or Anthropology)

Human Growth and
Development

EDPR 2111

-

-

-

3

-

Scientific Terminology

CLAS 3021

-

One Semester

-

1

One Semester

English Composition

ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020

-

6

6

-

-

Humanities/Social Sciences

 

-

-

6

-

-

Genetics

BIOL 3072/3073

4

-

R*

-

-

Biochemistry

CHEM 4511

R*

-

R*

-

-

Upper Division Psychology

 

-

R*

-

-

-

R = Highly Recommended