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Health Care Administration and Management: Pre-Physician Assistant

Offered by: Health Care Administration and Management

The SRU HCAM major is an excellent choice if you're preparing for graduate study and a career as a physician assistant.

Why Choose HCAM: Pre-Physician Assistant?

The SRU Health Care Administration and Management program will provide you with both the science-based prerequisites necessary to enter the Physician Assistant program AND an understanding of how the healthcare industry functions. This combination will significantly differentiate you from others with future employers as uniquely prepared for your chosen career path. As an HCAM student at SRU, you'll become skilled in understanding not only the science and anatomical underpinnings required to pursue your degree as a physician assistant, but will also learn how to become a leader in the field.

What are your options?

HCAM Pre-Physician Assistant SRU 3+2: 
Earn a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in five years rather than six. In the first three years, you complete your Health Care Administration and Management (HCAM) major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU PA program. At the end of your second year, you apply for admission into the SRU PA program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU PA program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

HCAM Pre-Physician Assistant (SRU Traditional): 
Complete the requirements for your HCAM major and the pre-requisites for the SRU Physician Assistant program and apply to the SRU Physician Assistant program in your senior year.

Career as a Physician Assistant

Upon completion of the Health Care Administration and Management undergraduate program and the Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies program, you will be well prepared to embark on your career as a Physician Assistant, a booming profession with increasing demand.


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