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Master of Physician Assistant Studies · MPAS

Residential | Full-Time | 7 Semesters

Mission & Vision

In harmony with the mission of Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession (RMU), the Physician Assistant (PA) Program has established the following mission and vision: The mission of the RMU PA Program is to educate students to become competent physician assistants who value and provide comprehensive, evidence-based, patient-centered care and are committed to lifelong-learning, professional excellence, and collaborative practice. The vision of the RMU PA Program is to:
  • foster a culture of growth mindedness, unity of purpose, collegiality, and perpetual desire for self-directed learning,
  • deliver a richly balanced, application-based curriculum centered on critical principles of health, wellness, and disease,
  • graduate self-reflective professionals with adept clinical reasoning skills and keen sensitivity to unique patient needs,
  • and empower students to become digitally literate clinicians proficient in applying information technologies and collaborative networking skills to improve patient care.

Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA WEBSITE at Graduates of programs accredited by the ARC-PA or its predecessors are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). Certification is required to be eligible for licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant. PA program graduates are deemed as having graduated from an accredited program if their PA educational program was accredited at the time of their matriculation.