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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
Job placement rate
Board pass rate*
+As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2018 in Ohio
*As reported by the Physician Assistant program for 2019 graduates as of February 2020
View the requirements for admissions including pre-requisites.
View the cost for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.
View the curriculum for the classroom and requirements for clinical training.
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.
Through our affiliation with the Kettering Health Network, 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
|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|
*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: http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-kettering-college/.
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 (https://www.aapa.org/download/19739/) and Kettering College’s Professional Licensure by Program – MPAS document.
The physician assistant program is also an active member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).
To learn more about the MPAS degree or the PA information sessions, please call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail PA@kc.edu.
Upcoming Information Sessions
All information sessions have been canceled until further notice.