Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)

With a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree, you can enter the profession assured that you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and treat patients and to work with physicians and other healthcare team members.

Our curriculum begins with 15 months of instruction in physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, clinical medicine, clinical integration and clinical skills on campus. The remaining 12 months are dedicated to 4-week supervised clinical rotations at healthcare sites off campus. Core clinical rotations are in primary-care medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, women’s health, general surgery and emergency medicine. Three selective rotations will be arranged based upon the request of the student and needs of the program. 

Demand for physician assistants is expected to grow 30 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With hands-on learning in state-of-the-art facilities and the individualized attention of dedicated faculty, our graduates are poised to lead this growing field. 

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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Studies Program

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

239-745-4477