Your Path in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
If you're aspiring to pursue a career in physician assistant studies, strategic planning of your undergraduate program is essential to fulfill the prerequisites for admission to physician assistant school. Physician assistants play a crucial role in healthcare, providing comprehensive medical care under the supervision of physicians.
While the University of South Dakota's pre-physician assistant studies program is carefully structured to provide students with a curriculum that covers essential required courses, it is advisable to consult with individual professional physician assistant schools for specific requirements. Collaborating with your advisor is crucial to plan a course of study aligned with the admission requirements of your preferred physician assistant programs.
This pre-physician assistant studies path does not lead to a degree. Explore the details provided below and refer to our frequently asked questions to gain insights into how the program will shape your USD education and prepare you for success.
Degrees & Offerings
Pre-Physician Assistant StudiesPre-Professional
USD's pre-physician assistant studies path is designed to prepare you for applications to physician assistant school. While you won't graduate with a degree specifically in pre-physician assistant studies, the program complements your chosen major, offering a comprehensive pre-professional curriculum. Advising is crucial in navigating any pre-professional coursework, so be sure to express your interest in physician assistant school to your advisor and inquire about how this choice will influence your education at USD.