Pre-Physician Assistant

Interested in becoming a physician assistant? UNI is the place to start!

Physician assistants often serve as a patient's principal healthcare provider – diagnosing illnesses, developing and managing treatment plans, prescribing medications and more. At UNI, we’ll keep you on track from day one – with relevant coursework and lab experiences that prepare you for success in your PA program of choice.

It is important to keep in mind that the pre-physician assistant track is not an academic major; rather, it’s a suggested program of study that prepares students to apply to PA school upon completing their undergraduate degree.


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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for physician assistants is projected to grow 31 percent by 2030.

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UNI biology is a member of the NAAHP (National Association of Advisors for Health Professions), allowing access to resources that benefit students studying in a health care field.

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Our graduates can expect to earn a high salary when they enter the workforce, with a median annual wage for physician assistants of $121,530.


Common Pre-Physician Assistant Majors