Physician Assistant

Explore our degrees and certificates for current and future healthcare providers and professionals.
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Master of Physician Assistant Studies


Residential | Full-Time | 7 Semesters

Become a physician assistant.

Our Master of Physician Assistant Studies program prepares you to enter the healthcare field as a PA with our innovative curriculum, our focus on clinical practice and skills, and our student-focused faculty.

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Doctor of Medical Science


Online | 4 Tracks | 16-20 Months

Earn the clinical doctorate for physician assistants.

Lead, educate, specialize, and set yourself apart with the clinical doctorate designed for PAs by PAs. Specialize further in psychiatry, healthcare leadership and administration, healthcare professions education, or advanced clinical practice.

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Psychiatry Certificate

Online | 12 to 20 Months | For Practicing PAs

Specialize in psychiatry as a practicing physician assistant.

Prepare for the NCCPA Psychiatry CAQ exam. Complete 1000 supervised clinical hours in psychiatry and prepare to practice as a PA in psychiatry.

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Other Programs of Interest

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (PhD)

Limited-Residency | 9 Tracks | 4 Years

Earn your terminal research or academic degree for healthcare clinicians.

Our PhD in Health Sciences program enables Physician Assistants to join other healthcare professionals to expound their knowledge in 1 of 9 health science specialties ranging from Healthcare Leadership & Administration, Healthcare Education to Health Promotion &

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Health Science Certificates

Emergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training Practice Certificate

Get emergency and primary care training as a practicing athletic trainer.

Healthcare Leadership & Administration

Learn skills and behavior strategies to prepare those interested in healthcare leadership.

Healthcare Professions Education

Great resource and option to support continuing faculty training and development.

Health & Wellness Coaching

Prepares you to become a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach.

Human & Sport Performance Certificate

Advance your exercise science knowledge, emphasizing strength and conditioning and sports performance. 

Rehabilitation Science Certificate

Advance your health science knowledge in physical rehabilitation.

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Health & Wellness Coach coaches male client and speaks with him in-person about his health and wellness goals


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.