Upon successful completion of all curricular and program requirements, students will earn the “Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice” degree.

Program Curriculum
111 Credit Hours – 27 Months – 7 Semesters

Phase I - Didactic

Year 1
Fall Semester – 17 credit hours
PAS 5045 Integrated Clinical Science 3 credit hours
PAS 5013 Evidence-Based Practice 1 credit hours
PAS 5050 Essentials of PA Practice 2 credit hours
PAS 5022 Clinical Gross and Radiographic Anatomy 6 credit hours
PAS 5025 Foundations of Clinical Physiology 2 credit hours
PAS 5071 Clinical Pharmacology I 2 credit hours
PAS 5254 Foundations of Clinical Nutrition 1 credit hour

Spring Semester – 16 credit hours
PAS 5010 Clinical Medicine I 3 credit hours
PAS 5020 Clinical Medicine II 3 credit hours
PAS 5028 Systemic Physiology and Pathophysiology I 3 credit hours
PAS 5072 Clinical Pharmacology II 2 credit hours
PAS 5000C Patient Assessment I 3 credit hours
PAS 5056 US Healthcare Systems and Policy 2 credit hours

Summer Semester – 18 credit hours
PAS 5127 Behavioral and Mental Health 2 credit hours
PAS 5030 Clinical Medicine III 3 credit hours
PAS 5034 Clinical Medicine IV 3 credit hours
PAS 5073 Clinical Pharmacology III 2 credit hours
PAS 5029 Systemic Physiology and Pathophysiology II 3 credit hours
PAS 5110L Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 credit hours
PAS 5006 Patient Assessment II 3 credit hours

Year 2
Fall Semester – 18 credit hours
PAS 6007 Clinical Procedures 2 credit hours
PAS 6605 Emergency Medicine 3 credit hours
PAS 6097 Evidence-Based Research I 2 credit hours
PAS 6200 General Surgery 2 credit hours
PAS 6303 Pediatric Medicine 2 credit hours
PAS 6941 Transition to Clinical Practice 4 credit hours
PAS 6505 Women’s Health 2 credit hours
PAS 5074 Clinical Pharmacology IV 1 credit hour

Phase II – Clinical - Begins 5th Semester 

PAS 6876 Clinical Clerkship – Emergency Medicine 3 credit hours
PAS 6490 Clinical Clerkship – Family Medicine 5 credit hours
PAS 6291 Clinical Clerkship – General Surgery 5 credit hours
PAS 6491 Clinical Clerkship – Geriatric Medicine 3 credit hours
PAS 6190 Clinical Clerkship – Internal Medicine 5 credit hours
PAS 6390 Clinical Clerkship – Pediatrics 5 credit hours
PAS 6492 Clinical Clerkship – Behavioral and Mental Health 5 credit hours
PAS 6591 Clinical Clerkship - Women’s Health 5 credit hours
PAS 6945 Clinical Clerkship – Elective 3 credit hours

Spring Semester - 14 credit hours
Clinical Clerkships 13 credit hours
PAS 6098 Evidence Based Research II 1 credit hour

Summer Semester – 15 credit hours
Clinical Clerkships 13 credit hours
PAS 6053 Professional Development for the PA 1 credit hour
PAS 6099 Evidence Based Research III 1 credit hour

Year 3
Fall Semester – 13 credit hours
Clinical Clerkships 13 credit hours

At its September 2022 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the Florida State University School of Physician Assistant Practice program sponsored by Florida State University until its next review in September 2024.

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).

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