PA Courses and Credit Hours

Based on experience with the charter class, the PA program has modified the curriculum. The new courses and credit hours are noted below and will be in effect for all incoming classes beginning in January 2015.

Learn more about Elon PA courses by visiting our Course Descriptions Web page. For a PDF calendar, download the PA course schedule or the Class of 2017 Calendar (subject to change).

 Department of Physician Assistant Studies Academic Curriculum    
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsModule
PAS 500 Introduction to Medicine 2 Winter
PAS 502 Medical Physiology 2 Winter
PAS 504 Introduction to History and Physical Exam 2 Winter
PAS 506 Professional Issues Seminar 1 Winter
PAS 510 Anatomy I 3 Spring
PAS 512 Pathophysiology I 6 Spring
PAS 514 Clinical Medicine I 12 Spring
PAS 516 Pharmacology I 9 Spring
PAS 518 History and Physical Exam I 4.5 Spring
PAS 520 Anatomy II 1 Summer I
PAS 522 Pathophysiology II 2.5 Summer I
PAS 524 Clinical Medicine II 5 Summer I
PAS 526 Pharmacology II 3.5 Summer I
PAS 528 History and Physical Exam II 2 Summer I
PAS 530 Emergency Medicine 5 Summer II
PAS 532 Surgical Care 5 Summer II
PAS 540 Special Populations 5 Fall I
PAS 542 Reproductive Medicine and Sexual Health 4 Fall I
PAS 544 Behavioral Medicine 2 Fall I
PAS 546 Advanced Clinical Reasoning 5 Fall I
PAS 580 Master's Project I 3 Fall II
PAS 582 Clinical Phase Preparation 2 Fall II
 Total Credits Academic Phase86.5  
 Department of Physical Assistant Studies Clinical Education Curriculum    
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits  
PAS 630 Primary Care 3  
PAS 632 Pediatrics 3  
PAS 634 Emergency Medicine 3  
PAS 636 Inpatient Medicine 3  
PAS 638 Surgery 3  
PAS 640 Women's Health 1.5  
PAS 642 Behavioral Medicine 1.5  
PAS 650 Elective 1 3  
PAS 652 Elective 2 3  
PAS 670 Clinical Year Seminar 1 2  
PAS 672 Clinical Year Seminar 2 2  
PAS 680 Master's Project II 2  
 Total Credits Clinical Education Phase30  
 Total Credit Hours116.5