Health Sciences Career Tracks

Pre-Physician Assistant Career Track

PA schools accept any major, so students are encouraged to explore a major according to his/her interests and strengths.

While pursuing a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech, students can follow the suggested career track coursework and engage in related co-curricular activities to prepare for the graduate professional school of their choice.

Pre-Physician Assistant Suggested Career Track Coursework


Preparing for the Graduate Records Exam (GRE):

GRE Exam

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What is a Physician Assistant?

According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), a Physician Assistant is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor.

What can a Physician Assistant do?

  • Write prescriptions
  • Assist in surgery
  • Conduct physical examinations
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses, symptoms, and much more

What is the primary difference between a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner?

The role a PA plays versus a NP is different based on the education each receives.

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