Pre-Professional Health Programs

Pre-Physician Assistant

This site will explain the pre-physician assistant program at Cleveland State University and what is to be expected at each phase.  An enriching undergraduate experience at Cleveland State University is the first step in your journey to becoming a physician assistant.

Ohio has many Physician Assistant Programs and there are many in Northeast Ohio. The Physician Assistant Education Association lists all of the accredited PA Programs in Ohio and beyond. This would be a great place to start searching for programs and prerequisite courses.

The American Association of Physician Assistants has additional information about other the physician assistant field, current topics, continuing education information, and more.

Undergraduate Preparation

While there is no required major area of study for Pre-Physician Assistants, Cleveland State University offers the Health Sciences- Pre-Physician Assistant track that most students choose in order to fulfill most prerequisites for PA programs. While the major covers many prerequisite courses, it will not cover all courses for all schools and students are responsible for reviewing prerequisites for the programs they are most interested in applying to.

Cleveland State Pre-Physician Assistant students become engaged in learning, healthcare opportunities and scholarly endeavors that come from a variety of disciplines, assuring them the educational maturity and character development that schools seek.

Academic Coursework

Beyond the Classroom

Suggested Timeline
for Pre-Professional Students