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Kettering College Mask Requirement

As COVID-19 cases are rising, Kettering College is now requiring masks to be worn at all times by students, faculty, staff and visitors and the practice of social distancing while on our campus regardless of vaccination status–this is to protect yourself, your classmates or coworkers, friends, family and our community.

This requirement is based on current CDC guidance and the recent OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard.

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Physician Assistant

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

A Legacy Of Excellence

Kettering College is distinguished as one of the oldest PA programs in the nation. Duke University developed the nations’ first Physician Assistant program, accepting its first class of PA students in 1965, and Kettering College was not far behind. We have been educating quality Physician Assistants since 1973.

Physician Assistant Program Scorecard

+As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2020 in Ohio
*As reported by the Physician Assistant program for 2020 graduates as of February 2021


View the requirements for admissions including pre-requisites.

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View the cost for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.

Cost and Tuition


View the curriculum for the classroom and requirements for clinical training.

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Expert Faculty

Our PA students are taught by faculty who are dedicated to constantly improving their preparation for a career. We are proud to share that the MPAS Class of 2018 and 2016 earned a 100% pass rate and the Class of 2015 and 2017 earned a 98% pass rate on the NCCPA examination.

Unique Opportunities

Through our affiliation with the Kettering Health, our PA students are provided the unique opportunity to experience the clinical portion of their education within a nationally recognized hospital network.


Watch Anisha Mathi, a Physician Assistant graduate, talk about the advantage of Kettering College’s PA program.

Approval & Accreditation

ARC-PA Student Attrition

  Graduated Classes
Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 60 60 60
Entering class size 60 62 60
Graduates 54 55 57
*Attrition rate 10% 11.2% 5%
**Graduation rate 90% 88.7% 95%


*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering-class size.

**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering-class size.

Comments: Both academic and non-academic reasons for attrition are included in the program’s attrition and graduation rates illustrated in the table above.

In both 2000 and 2007, the program was granted a seven-year re-accreditation status, the highest possible at that time. In 2014, the program was granted a ten-year reaccreditation, the maximum amount allotted and a top distinction among PA programs.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Kettering College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2024. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the accreditation standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at:

Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures for Physician Assistant

The Physician Assistant program at Kettering College is fully accredited by ARC-PA.  This accreditation status designates a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree from Kettering College as sufficient in all 50 states and a necessary component for initial licensure.  States will also require graduates to have successfully achieved their NCCPA certification by passing the PANCE exam.  Some states may impose additional certification requirements as part of their license application process.  For a complete summary of the initial licensure requirements in all 50 states, please refer to the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s (AAPA) Statutory and Regulatory Requirements for Initial Licensure and License Renewal resource ( and Kettering College’s Professional Licensure by Program – MPAS document.



Kettering College PANCE Report
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PA Student rotation requests within KHN 


The physician assistant program is also an active member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

Contact Us

To learn more about the MPAS degree or the PA information sessions, please call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail

Upcoming Information Sessions

All information sessions have been canceled until further notice.


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