Prerequisite Course Work
|Required Course||Semester Hours||Lab Required||Must be designated as
courses for science majors
BSC2085/2085L* (combined A&P1) or
|Human Physiology*||4||X||X||BSC2086/2086L* (combined A&P2) or
PET 3323C (A&P2)
MCB 4403 with lab (preferred)
|General Chemistry||8||X||X||CHM1045, 1045L
|Organic Chemistry||3||X||X||CHM2210, CMH2211L, CHM3217, CMH 3217L|
|Statistics||3||X||STA2122 or STA2171|
|College Algebra (or higher)||3||MAC1105|
|English Composition or other writing intensive coursework||6||ENC1101 and ENC1102 or ENC2135|
|Medical Terminology||1 course||CLT2049 or APK2001|
IMPORTANT: The 2018 application cycle will be the last cycle that outstanding prerequisite coursework will be accepted.
*Anatomy and Physiology can be taken as combined courses with lab for a total of 8 semester hours.
**There is no expiration date for prerequisite coursework. However, the length of time since the courses were completed will be taken into consideration as part of the overall admission decision. More recent is considered favorable.
***Survey courses will not satisfy prerequisite science requirements.***
COVID19 Prerequisite and Direct Patient Care Hours Statement
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the FSU SPAP will permit applicants to have up to 2 (two) prerequisite courses outstanding at the time of application for the 2020 cycle which begins May 1, 2020. We are aware of several instances where courses have been cancelled or modified during the current and summer semester, and we recognize that this may leave some applicants with outstanding coursework. If accepted, outstanding prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring 2021 semester in order to matriculate.
We have also extended the deadline for Direct Patient Care hours. Applicants may apply to the FSU PA Program with outstanding Direct Patient Care hours with the expectation that the hours will be completed by the end of the Spring 2021 semester.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the Florida State University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Florida State University.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.