Prerequisite Coursework

The prerequisite coursework is NOT the same for every school. You need to contact individual schools for accurate prerequisite information.

Our Physician Assistant Prerequisite Coursework flyer is a guideline only. Grades of C or better are required in all prerequisite coursework.


Most PA programs expect direct patient-related experience such as working as a certified nursing assistant or as an emergency medical technician. The national average is 2000 hours of patient contact experience: one to four years of experience is typical.