MPAS Curriculum

Note: To progress from the summer semester to fall semester, official record of degree and/or prerequisite requirements must be documented in the admissions office prior to the end of the summer semester.

    • Semester 1 (begins in May) - Summer

    • Semesters 2, 3, 4 - Fall Winter Summer

    • Semesters 5, 6, 7 - Fall Winter Summer

    • Total Credits for Degree

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MPAS Clinical Training

The clinical phase of the physician assistant program is 40 weeks. Each student is required to progress through seven required rotations: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Behavioral Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and Emergency Medicine. Each of these rotations is approximately five weeks long. Additionally, each student must complete one elective rotation.

The clinical education is taught by physicians and physician assistants. Each student is evaluated by his or her preceptor for the designated rotation. Students return to Kettering College for testing as well as didactic and clinical skill assessments.


    • Internal Medicine

    • Family Medicine

    • Surgery

    • Behavioral Medicine

    • Pediatrics

    • Women's Health

    • Emergency Medicine

    • Elective rotations include, but are not limited to:


The MPAS degree requires a minimum of 45 graduate level credits for graduation. All physician assistant (PHAS) courses must be taken at Kettering College.

Kettering College does not grant advanced placement in either the didactic phase or the clinical rotation phase.


Successful completion of the program leads to a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS). Graduates are eligible for the examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Certification is a requirement for licensure to practice in all states.

Master of PA Studies application deadline: OCTOBER 1 via


If you have questions about Kettering College’s MPAS degree, call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail


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