Welcome to Physician Assistant Studies

Our mission is to educate individuals to become competent Physician Assistants

As part of Grand Valley State University's College of Health Professions, the Physician Assistant Studies program (PAS) is designed for students seeking a career as a Physician Assistant. Graduates of the PAS program are eligible to take the National Certification Commission on Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE), and may apply for licensure in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Graduates seeking employment in states other than Michigan may obtain further information on submission of a state-specific licensure application from the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) website for the respective state.


What is a PA?

Medical Knowledge | Patient Care | Professionalism | Active Community Service Engagement Interprofessional Education | Evidence-Based Learning

Congratulations to the GVSU PAS Graduating Class of 2019!

Class of 2019 Graduation


GVSU Campus in Traverse City encourages students to stay in northern Michigan

July 31, 2019

Four years ago, Grand Valley State University expanded its Physician Assistant Studies program to Traverse City. The goal is to encourage students to practice in Northern Michigan after they graduate.

Traverse City Campus

November 11, 2014

Opening reception for the MPAS Traverse City campus held on 11/11/14. In attendance were GVSU faculty and administration, the President of NMC and representatives from Munson Medical Center.

Physician Assistants: A Fast-Growing Profession

September 05, 2013

Physician Assistants: A Fast-Growing Profession

Related Programs & Links

May 15, 2012

Physical Therapy D.P.T. Occupational Therapy M.S.O.T. Nursing. D.N.P. Health Administration Graduate Studies Program Pre-PA Club  gvsuprepa@hotmail.com.

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