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Pre-Physician Assistant
A Pre-Professional Program

Why Major in Pre-Physician Assistant?

The pre-physician assistant program is designed to provide students with content theory and hands-on application about human healthcare. Faculty focus on the function of human cells, human anatomy, genetic diseases and the basic laws of chemistry that work at a molecular level. Students interested in attending a physician assistant school must be a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and an emergency medical technician (EMT) or a similar certification.

Profession-based Experiences

Center for Innvoation

With more than 26 labs in the Garrett-Strong Science Building and $3 million invested in state-of-the-art equipment in the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation, students get multiple hands-on experiences to ensure they are prepared for physician assistant school.

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and 2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.

Textbooks and Laptops Included

Save more than $7,400 over four years through our textbooks and laptop program.

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19 million money for you

More than $19 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

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Career Ready. Day One.

Students organizations, internships and profession-based learning experiences ensure students are Career Ready, Day One.

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Graduation Rate: 89th percentile

Graduation Rate: 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group.