Prepare for the future of health care

Our physician assistant program in Westchester offers students from diverse backgrounds a rigorous course of study designed to prepare them for roles as compassionate, ethical primary care providers. Our graduates are critical thinkers committed to professionalism, teamwork, and community engagement.

#1

best healthcare profession in 2021 (U.S. News & World Report).

31%

projected job growth through 2028 (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

$117,000-$125,000

average base salary for PAs (Source: Glassdoor.com)

Here, you’ll learn by doing

  • Perform direct patient care.
  • The program spans 27 months and includes 66 credits of didactic education and 36 credits of clinical education. 
  • Includes eight required clinical clerkships plus one elective.
  • The College of Health Professions has clinical placement relationships with 200 healthcare systems in the tri-state area.

Physician Assistant students performing direct patient care.

State of the Art Facilities

The Sectra Visualization table, located on our Pleasantville campus, is a unique anatomy simulator that allows students to virtually explore 3-D human body images.

Student and faculty working around the SECTRA table.

Excel in a growing profession

The physician assistant (PA) field is growing rapidly, and PAs are now considered vital to any healthcare team. Physician assistants practice medicine with the supervision of licensed physicians, providing patients with services ranging from primary care to very specialized surgical care.  While many PAs work in primary care settings and general internal medicine, the possibilities are unlimited and can encompass administration, academia, and research opportunities.

Physician Assistant student listening to a patient's heart.
young woman looking at a laptop

Get Informed

Pace University's Office of Graduate Admission hosts virtual information sessions throughout the academic year. Learn more about the Physician Assistant program in Westchester, what Pace University has to offer and what it takes to apply.