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Physician Assistant (3-2 Bachelor/Masters)

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Program Highlights

  • Affordable tuition
  • Choose where you finish the program
  • High demand job-market

Why Study to become a Physician Assistant at Mount Aloysius College?

Mount Aloysius offers an affordable and practical first step towards your future as a physician assistant. Under a joint agreement between Chatham University, Mercy College and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in physician assistant at one of the cooperative schools in this program of study.  A student can choose between 3 or 4 years at Mount Aloysius completing various requirements and then complete the program of study at Chatham University or Mercy College.

What do Physician Assistants do?

Physician assistants obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose illness and develop treatment strategies, order and interpret lab tests, counsel patients on preventative health, perform various medical procedures, assist in surgical operations and in most states can write prescriptions.

Possible Careers

Physician Assistants work in a plethora of locations, including:

  • Offices of physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Government
  • Educational services

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

The demand for Physician Assistants is expected to rise 30% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 28,700 jobs.*

The average median wage for a Physician Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania is $87,610.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Who will teach me?

The Health Studies and Science and Mathematics Departments are comprised of full-time faculty who hold Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degrees in their disciplines. The faculty in this program provides the aspiring Physician Assistant students with a solid foundation to achieve their career goals through a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Aloysius College.

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Meet Our Department!

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Merrilee Anderson
Professor of Science and Mathematics/
Associate Academic Dean and Chairperson for Health Studies
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Juan Diaz, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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J. Michael Engle
Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Laura Michaels
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Sandra Nypaver
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Penny O’Connor
Associate Professor and Chair of Science and Mathematics
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John Whitlock
Assistant Professor of Science & Mathematics
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AnaLu MacVean
Instructor of Science and Mathematics/Lab Manager
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Crystal Goldyn
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Aimee Itle
Instructor of Science & Mathematics

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