The Physician Assistant Allied Health Program

Students interested in becoming a Physician Assistant would complete a four-year degree in Biology or Integrated Science – Allied Health.  Students could then choose to matriculate to Chatham University via our articulation agreement or apply to other professional physician assistant programs. Saint Vincent has an Allied Health Committee to help guide students through the requirements for PA schools.  Students will also have opportunities for internships in a variety of professional environments. 

Saint Vincent College is the perfect place to pursue your career goals as a Physician Assistant.

  • Liberal arts-focused education
  • Small class size
  • High placement rates into health professional programs
  • More than 15 years of experience in placing students into allied health programs 
  • State-of-the-art science facility
  • Internship opportunities
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
Requirements for Physician Assistant at Saint Vincent College

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall Semester
BL 150 General Biology I - 3 credits
BL 151 General Biology I Laboratory - 1 credit
CH 101 General Chemistry I - 3 credits
CH 103 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 credit
TH 119 First Theology - 3 credits
Intermediate Language I - 3 credits
First Year Seminar - 1 credit
Total Fall 15

Spring Semester
BL 152 General Biology II - 3 credits
BL 153 General Biology II Lab - 1 credit
CH 102 General Chemistry II - 3 credits
CH 104 General Chemistry II Lab - 1 credit
EL 102 Language & Rhetoric - 3 credits
Intermediate Language II - 3 credits
History (100 level) - 3 credits
Total Spring 17

Program Prerequisitesoccupational-therapy-prerequisites
  • Completion of High School Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Pre-Calculus.
Internships and Careers

All Allied health students are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship experience in their area of study.

  • Learning Objectives

    * To broadly and effectively educate students in the theory and practice of science for success in the health and allied health professions.

    * To empower students with the skills and knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics necessary to form a broad scientific foundation as preparation for admissions exams, and for application in the health and allied health professions.

    * To specifically prepare undergraduate students for study in allopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, dental medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine.

    * To specifically prepare undergraduate students for study in allied health fields including nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant graduate programs.