Physician Assistant Program
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Curriculum

Physician Assistant Program courses listed MUST be taken in sequence. This is a 28 month graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Physician Assistant Studies.

The didactic phase begins in august of each and encompasses three consecutive semesters, (fall, spring, summer). The classes are all held on-site in our modern facility on Harding's campus.

The clinical phase covers the remaining four semesters with rotations throughout the state of Arkansas.

Schedule

Year One
Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.
Fall IOrientation to the PA Program

0

PAS 600

Clinical Human Anatomy & Physiology

4

PAS 601

Clinical Pharmacology I
3
PAS 621
Physical Diagnosis I
3
PAS 631
Clinical Medicine I
7
PAS 641
Clinical Skills Development I
2
PAS 642
Professional Seminar I
2
PAS 605
 
Total
21
 

 

Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.

Spring I

Christian Bioethics
2
PAS 611
Clinical Pharmacology II
3
PAS 622
Physical Diagnosis II
3
PAS 632
Clinical Medicine II
7
PAS 644
Clinical Skills Development II
2
PAS 645
Professional Seminar II
2
PAS 606
 
 Total
19
 

 

Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.

Summer I

Clinical Pharmacology III
2
PAS 623
Physical Diagnosis III
2
PAS 633
Clinical Medicine III
4
PAS 646
Clinical Skills Development III
2
PAS 647
Professional Seminar III
1
PAS 607
 
Total
11
 


Year Two

Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.

Fall II

Orientation to Clinical Rotations0
PAS 650
Clinical Practicum I

6

PAS ###

Clinical Practicum II
6

PAS ###

Clinical Practicum III
6
PAS ###
Professional Seminar IV
1
PAS 663
 
Total
19
 

 

Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.

Spring II

Clinical Practicum IV
6
PAS ###
Clinical Practicum V
6
PAS ###
Clinical Practicum VI
6
PAS ###
Professional Seminar V
1
PAS 664
 
Total
19
 

 

Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.

Summer II

Clinical Practicum VII
6
PAS ###
summer break
0
0
 
Total 
6
 

 

Semester
Course Title
Credits
Course No.

 

Fall III

Clinical Practicum VIII
6
PAS ###
Clinical Preceptorship
6
PAS 661
Transition to Practice
1
PAS 671
Masters Project
2
PAS 675
 
Total
15
 

Course Descriptions

Physician Assistant Studies (PAS)

All classroom based course instruction is provided on the Harding main campus. There is no distance learning option available. Graduate and Professional Catalog

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Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4811

Mailing address:
Harding University
Physician Assistant Program
Box 12231
Searcy, AR 72149-5615