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Course Sequence

Keiser University’s Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant is an intense study of patient care theory, science and practice, combining didactic, laboratory, and clinical study and experience. The first year is an intense study of basic sciences and clinically related didactic course work. The clinical year provides students with experience in emergency medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, family medicine, internal medicine, and two electives. Learner-centered activities will be used and include: independent and collaborative learning, experiential applications, case study analysis and problem-based instruction through simulations and model-based applications. Graduates are required to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and eligible, upon successful completion of the PANCE, to be licensed and practice medicine under the supervision of a physician.
Year 1, Semester 1
Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
MPA 500Introduction to PA Profession1
MPA 513Human Anatomy5
MPA 511Human Physiology4
MPA 526Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare2
MPA 521Microbiology3
MPA 510Physical Diagnosis I3
MPA 536Health Promotion and Disease Prevention2
MPA 515Healthcare Research I1
MPA 522Ethical and Legal Medicine3
Year 1, Semester 2
Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
MPA 525Clinical Laboratory Medicine I1
MPA 535Clinical Laboratory Medicine II2
MPA 524Fund of Clinical Medicine and Surgery I5
MPA 534Fund of Clinical Medicine and Surgery II6
MPA 512Clinical Pathophysiology3
MPA 523Clinical Pharmacology2
MPA 533Pharmacotherapeutics I4
MPA 520Physical Diagnosis II3
MPA 516Healthcare Research II1
Year 1, Semester 3
Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
MPA 540Clinical Psychiatry3
MPA 530Physical Diagnosis III3
MPA 531Principals of electrocardiography2
MPA 544Fund of Clinical Medicine and Surgery III8
MPA 532Clinical and Surgical Procedures2.5
MPA 543Pharmacotherapeutics II3
MPA 502Fundamentals of Diagnostic Methods3
MPA 514Applied Learning1
MPA 517Healthcare Research III1
MPA 692Clinical Transition1
Year 1 Totals78.5
Year 2, Semester 4
Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
MPA 650Family Medicine CR5
MPA 610Internal Medicine CR5
MPA 600Prenatal/Gynecology CR5
Year 2, Semester 5
Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
MPA 620Surgery CR5
MPA 630Emergency Medicine CR5
MPA 640Pediatric CR5
MPA 691Certification Examination Review2
Year 2, Semester 6
Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
MPA 660Psychiatry CR5
MPA 670Elective CR 15
MPA 680Elective CR 25
MPA 695Summative Evaluation2
Year 2 Totals49
Program Totals127.5


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Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate