Department of Physician Assistant Education

Becoming a physician assistant demands a commitment to providing medical care to people at their most vulnerable, humility as an interdependent team member, and thousands of hours dedicated to study. These ingredients combine to create a medical professional who diagnoses illness, creates and implements treatment plans, and prescribes medications while practicing in every medical and surgical specialty in every state in the US.

The Department of Physician Assistant education provides a dynamic curriculum designed to promote service as a manifestation of faith and patient care as a ministry. The department is committed to the transformation of medical care through competent physician assistants able to provide equitable, team-based patient care. To that end, the faculty model professional service, collaboration, and leadership locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Learn why the Physician Assistant program at Point Loma Nazarene University is unique to the PA profession. 

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you toward a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas and engage complex and difficult questions, you'll have access to an environment devoted to the pursuit of truth. An education at PLNU is both transformative and meaningful.


If you would like to learn more about the Department of Physician Assistant Education please reach out to us!