Program Details

South College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant) program gives students the foundational knowledge to pursue admittance to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. Students who do not choose to pursue a
Location:
Knoxville, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:

South College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant) program gives students the foundational knowledge to pursue admittance to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. Students who do not choose to pursue a master’s program will also find opportunities for positions in the biological, life, or health sciences.

In addition to a variety of general education courses, the curriculum includes foundational courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry. Students also take healthcare administration courses including healthcare law and ethics, health science research, health economics, and health science leadership.

Physician assistants are healthcare professionals who are licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They help to improve access to medical care by expanding a physician’s practice base, which is especially important in medically underserved areas. Many PAs are employed in primary care specialties, including family practice, pediatrics, and general medicine.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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