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Admission Requirements 2014-2015

Admission to the Harding University Physician Assistant Program is highly competitive. All applications are carefully reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee and evaluated for completion of required coursework as well as characteristics that show promise of successful completion of the program and professional achievement.

Because admission information is updated regularly, applicants should verify current requirements on the program website. The most current admission information will always be posted at this site.

All Applicants Must:

  • Meet all general requirements for admission to, and agree to abide by all policies and procedures for, graduate programs at Harding University. Graduate students at Harding University are expected to maintain the highest standards of morality, integrity, orderliness and personal honor. Harding University reserves the right to refuse admittance or dismiss any student whose lifestyle is not consistent with the Christian principles that this university represents. This is from the Graduate Catalog Code of Conduct. Using the links on the left side, choose Ethical Standards.
  • Have an academic record of performance at the undergraduate level that is predictive of academic success and professional achievement as a Physician Assistant
Academic Requirements
  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test after January 1, 2009. No minimum score required. GRE scores should support your academic grades and demonstrate the ability to take standardized test. The GRE is required for all applicants. See below under Required GRE for more details.

  • Possess a bachelor's degree which was completed at a regionally accredited institution in the United States prior to matriculation into the program. We do not specify the degree area. Coursework must include, at a minimum, the required prerequisite courses listed below.

    • Transcripts from institutions outside the United States will not be accepted, even after use of an evaluation service.
  • The required minimum Cumulative Undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 on a 4 point scale as computed by CASPA. Cumulative Undergraduate GPA is the wording used by CASPA to include all undergraduate and post baccalaureate academic work.

    • The Program may consider applications with a Cumulative Undergraduate GPA below the required 3.0 if it is clear, based on the Program review of the application, that there is strong evidence that the applicant has demonstrated current academic success. This will generally be based on the GPA for the last forty hours of academic work, the academic load being carried and the level of coursework taken. All such reviews will be performed at the sole discretion of the Program.

    • Should the Program allow an exception to the Cumulative Undergraduate GPA requirement, the applicant will receive the Supplemental Application from the Program to continue the application process.

    • There will be no exceptions or allowances made for any other admission requirements.

Academic Prerequisite Course Work

  • Prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

  • Prerequisite GPA must be a 3.0 on a 4 point scale. There are no allowances for this GPA.

  • All prerequisite course grades must be a C (2.0) or higher. Pass/Fail is not acceptable.

  • In addition to the cummulative undergraduate GPA (computed by CASPA), the prerequisite GPA is computed (by the program) and is required to be at or above 3.0 for the application to be considered as having met the academic requirements. 

  • All science prerequisites must be at a level acceptable for science majors and have an accompanying lab if required.

  • Only 1 prerequisite course may be left for completion during the spring semester (winter quarter) prior to the program start date the following fall.

  • The program reviews transcripts first to ensure that all applicants have met the academic requirements (GPAs and course requirements) before further consideration is given to any application.

  • Applications will be strengthened by evidence of the successful completion of additional biology or social science coursework beyond the minimum required. We recommend that applicants take additional coursework for English and mathematics because of the need for strong analytical and communication skills.

  • It is strongly recommended that coursework in Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology be completed within 7 years prior to applying to the Program.

  • On the Prerequisite Equivalent page, check to see if your school has had the prerequisites already evaluated.

COURSES

CREDITS (semester hours)

General Chemistry I & II with labs

8 credits

Organic Chemistry OR Biochemistry (no lab)

3 credits

Microbiology with lab

4 credits

Human anatomy with lab1

4 credits

Human physiology with lab1

4 credits

College Algebra OR Calculus OR Statistics2

3 credits

General OR Developmental Psychology (lifespan in scope)

3 credits

Psychology elective3

3 credits

Upper level biology in University setting4

3 credits

To view acceptable Harding Courses pdf

Introductory or Survey courses are not acceptable

1A combined full year of Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs will meet this requirment. Do not mix Anatomy and Physiology I and II with stand alone Anatomy or Physiology courses.

2Business Statistics is not accepted.

3Psychology electives must be similar to the following list and be completed in the psychology department: Development psychology (does not have to be life span), Physiology psychology, Abnormal psychology, or Cognitive neuroscience.

4Upper level Biology courses must be completed in a University setting and be similar to the following list: Cell biology, Immunology, Virology, Pathophysiology, Genetics, and Pharmacology. Courses should be mammalian or vertebrate based and be within the core sciences departments. Epidemiology and Biochemistry will not be accepted to meet the upper level biology requirement.

To view the science department course descriptions go to: Course descriptions

The PA program is not able to do general evaluation of transcripts. Please check with your academic advisor first, then your college registrar before writing to the PA program for clarification. College catalog descriptions should answer most questions about course acceptability. If an applicant contacts the PA program about a particular course, the applicant must submit a copy of the college catalog course description and the web address of the course catalog. The may be asked to also submit a course syllabus. All Program decisions are final.

Prerequisite Course Evaluation
  • The program does look at where prerequisite coursework was completed, taking into consideration:
    • Was it completed one at a time or with other courses?
    • If it is repeat work, was it done at the same or a like institution as the original work?
    • What else was being done at the same time as the coursework?
    • If work was completed in several different settings, are the grades in all settings comparable?
  • The program considers and gives weight to a variety of GPA's
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA as computed by CASPA
    • Science GPA as computed by CASPA - no set GPA requirement
    • Prerequisite GPA as computed by the program. If coursework has been re-taken, the higher grade will be used.
    • Last 40 credit hour GPA as computed by the program - no GPA requirement, but given weight.
  • It is expected that the majority of prerequisite work will be completed prior to the application deadline. Any prerequisite courses that are still to be completed at the time of the application must be included in the CASPA coursework section under the section of "coursework planned". This includes all coursework to be completed to finish degree.
  • Only 1 prerequisite course may be left for completion during the spring semester (winter quarter) prior to the program start date the following fall. 
    • At the end of this fall term (fall 2014) it will be determined if the prerequisite GPA can be maintained at the required 3.0 level if a C is earned in the remaining spring (spring 2015) course (winter quarter). If the prerequisite GPA of 3.0 cannot be maintained, your application status will become inactive for that application season.

All applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be considered for an interview regardless of their major area of study. A broad base of study in areas such as humanities, sociology and religion is encouraged accompanied by strong academic performances in the biological sciences beyond the prerequisites.  The Program is seeking applicants who are well prepared for the rigors of the academic curriculum and the clinical training of the program.

Submission of a completed application does not guarantee an interview, selection or admission into the Physician Assistant Program.

Health Care Experience

Health Care experience IS required for admission. It is strongly recommended that there be at least 100 hours of health care experiences completed prior to submission of the CASPA application. We do not accept updates of this information throughout the application cycle.

It is believed that such experience is an accurate indicator of an individual's desire and commitment to engage in health care service. This experience should be sufficient to recognize the physical and psychological demands of dealing with patients and to appreciate the challenges of being a healthcare professional.

When the program is reviewing this work, consideration is given to the following:

  1. Whether or not the experience is direct patient care or health care related
  2. Total number of hours
  3. The description of duties
  4. How recent the experience is (our preference is within the last 5 years)

Examples of Health Care Experience:

  • Medical assistant
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Paramedic
  • RN/LPN/CNA
  • Clinical research with patient contact
  • Pharmacy tech (strongly suggest that this be augmented with some non-pharmacy hours also)
  • Phlebotomist
  • Scribe
  • Health care related techs
  • Licensed health care providers
  • Physical therapy aid
  • Hospice volunteer
  • Volunteer in health care setting where you have patient contact (not solely clerical or front desk work)
  • Medical missions

Shadowing: To gain sufficient insight in the physician assistant health care role, observing (shadowing) a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or physician providing direct patient care is highly advised and will be considered as health care experience.

The average length of medical experience of the last 6 classes may be viewed: See Medical Experience at BOTTOM of the FAQ.

Additional Program Admission Requirements
  • All matriculating students must receive their bachelor's degree no later than the end of the summer term (2015) prior to program start date in August (2015).
  • Course substitutions that do not cover the scope of information covered in the prerequisite classes will not be accepted. Program decisions are final.
  • CLEP examination credit may not be used to meet any of the listed prerequisites, unless a comparable number of credits in advanced courses in the discipline have been completed.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be used to satisfy prerequisite coursework provided that the AP credit is accepted by the applicant's institution and is posted on the applicant's official academic transcript.
  • If an applicant's conditional acceptance into the program includes completion of prerequisite coursework and/or graduation, the completed transcript(s) must be provided to the program before matriculation.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum technical standards for the Physician Assistant Program see Technical Standards
  • Competency in basic medical terminology is required for acceptance into the program. A course in medical terminology is recommended for applicants who are not health professionals or for any applicant not confident of their ability in this area. Self-study courses are appropriate. No transcript record/grade for medical terminology is required. All applicants must pass, with a score of 75% or better, a written exam in medical terminology given at the time of the interview. A self-study course in basic medical terminology is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format from the program Web page.
CASPA Application and Deadlines

The class matriculating August 2015

Applications are available through CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants) at CASPA.

The application cycle for 2014/15 will open on April 16, 2014. Helpful suggestions can be found on: CASPA facebook page.

You should immediately receive an email from CASPA (noreply@caspaonline.org) when you open your account. If you do not - find out why, check your spam and make changes accordingly as needed. This will save you many missed emails from PA programs.

It is suggested that you do NOT use a .edu address as the educational institution may spam block emails.

By November 1, 2014 (midnight Eastern standard time: ex: 11 PM CST = 12 PM EST) your status must be changed from In Progress to Complete/Not Verified and CASPA must mark it as having been received:

    • E-submitted application and payment
    • All transcripts must be posted as received.
    • At least 2 of the 3 required reference letters with the 3rd to follow
    • The 3rd reference letter must be posted/received by CASPA by December 2, 2014. If you have submitted 3 names to CASPA already and need to change people or the form has been lost, contact customer service at CASPA for help.
  • The applicant has met our application deadline if the above stated requirements have been completed.We will wait on CASPA to finish the verification process, which will take several weeks.
  • Do not submit additional reference letters or additional experience information to the program. Choose carefully how you complete your CASPA application.
  • Do not send transcripts directly to the program, unless specifically asked.
  • Updating academic coursework through the CASPA application
    • Refer to FAQs at CASPA
    • The program will not change total GPA's but will update prerequisite GPA changes
    • IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE PROGRAM OF UPDATES WHICH HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO CASPA IN THIS MANNER (paprogram@harding.edu). The program will let you know if a transcript is desired.
    • The program will work with you to quickly update academic information needed at the end of the fall semester. This information will be provided via email.

 ADDITIONAL APPLICATION SUGGESTIONS (pdf) have been prepared to help answer questions/concerns about the application process.

Check the application status on CASPA. For more information on status, check the FAQs under My Application Status.  It is the applicant's responsibility to check the status often to ensure that CASPA has received and processed the information in a timely manner. CASPA has provided a YouTube site to help with Coursework Entry.

This is an extremely busy time for CASPA and transcripts and reference letters often take longer to be posted as received by CASPA than anticipated.  Do not anticipate CASPA posting your transcripts or references on the same day or next day as when they are received.

Supplemental Application

Selected applicants who meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements will be reviewed by the Program to determine who has a demonstrated academic record of performance which is predictive of academic success as a PA. These applicants will receive a Supplemental Application (SA) sent (via e-mail) from the Program. The SA and a $25 fee are both submitted directly to the program.

All applicants will hear from us after their application has had a transcript review.

No application will be considered if transcripts and/or reference letters are posted as received by CASPA after November 1st.

Required GRE
  • Complete the general GRE test prior to November 1, 2014. We are aware that it may take several weeks for the scores to arrive at our office and will check the date the test was taken to verify that it meets this requirement.

  • Harding's code is: 0417.  This code must be submitted to GRE (ETS) to have scores submitted to us. ETS booklet will show "0417 Harding U Phsy Asst CASPA"

  • All applicants are required to take the GRE.  We do not require self - reported scores on the application.

  • CASPA applications may be submitted prior to the official GRE scores being received. Official GRE scores must be submitted using our code of 0417 as soon as possible once the test has been completed.

  • If you are a re-applicant, check with us to ensure that we have a copy of your GRE scores.

  • We will accept either the new or older version of the GRE general test.

  • We do NOT mix score reports from separate exam dates.

  • If the name on your CASPA application is different than the name used when the GRE was taken under, please notify CASPA so they can match your GRE scores with your application.

  • For reference, our typical PA student usually has a GRE score at or above the 40th percentile in each area. The GRE is not a weighted admission item but is used as a support of the submitted grades.

Submission of a completed application packet does not guarantee an interview, selection or admission into the Physician Assistant Program. You do not need to file an undergraduate application to Harding University to be considered for admission.

Application Review and Interview

We will begin the interview process as applications are received from CASPA. Interviews will be offered to qualified applicants prior to the application deadline and student positions will be offered on a rolling admissions basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Some student positions will remain available through the last interview date.

The Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications. Applications will be reviewed, looking for traits of a competitive applicant who will be invited for an interview. These traits include but are not limited to:

Selected applicants will be asked to complete a supplemental application (There is a $25 supplemental application fee.) that is submitted directly to the program. We will send this via e-mail to selected applicants who meet or exceed our minimum academic requirements.

Competitive applicants will be invited to attend a personal interview that affords the faculty an opportunity to further review the applicant’s credentials. Applicants are expected to demonstrate maturity, personal initiative, an understanding of the Physician Assistant role and excellent communication skills. This meeting enables the applicants to become acquainted with the program’s facilities, faculty/staff and/or students.

All applicants will hear from the program by mid-January if they have not been invited for an interview.

All interviewed applicants will hear from the program by mid-March (if not sooner) on their status.

Applications are encouraged from those who can demonstrate a commitment to practice primary care in rural and urban medically underserved areas, or in foreign or domestic mission fields.

Scoring of competitive applicants at the time of the interview will be based on an objective tool that awards points in many different areas. These areas include all of the above mentioned plus communication skills, maturity level, and ability to answer questions asked during the interview process.

2014/2015 Interview Dates:

The dates that are planned for fall interviews are 9/5, 10/24, and 11/21. Spring 2015 dates 1/9, 2/6 and 2/20.

The interview day will be 1/2 day in length, consisting of a terminology test/time with current students (see study guide on this website), faculty interviews, and a small group activity. 
Dates may be subject to change.

Basic Medical Terminology pdf

Selection and Notification for Admission

The number of applicants recommended for acceptance will be determined annually by the Physician Assistant Program admissions committee.

After interviews are completed, interviewees will be informed about their status in writing (email). Based upon a review of the applications and interview, the Admissions Committee may recommend one of the following:

  • Acceptance: Accepted students will be notified by email and by postal mail. All acceptances will be conditional, contingent upon completion of the Criminal Background Check with acceptable results. Individuals who have not completed all prerequisites or graduated will have these additional contingencies added to their conditional acceptance, pending verification of successful completion of the required coursework and/or graduation.
  • Hold: During the admissions process, the program will periodically offer a set number of positions ("rolling admissions") to qualified applicants. Those applicants who do not receive an offer of acceptance prior to the final selection of candidates will be placed on hold status. These applicants will continue to be eligible for positions in the program until the final selections are made.
  • Non-Acceptance: Applicants wishing to be considered in a subsequent year must reapply, and must satisfy all admission requirements for that year.
  • Admission Alternates: At the conclusion of the interview season, some applicants will be ranked as alternates and will be notified of their admission status on or before the program start date August 2015. Applicants not admitted from the alternate list must reapply if they wish to be considered in subsequent years.

All program decisions are final.

Tuition and Fees

2014/2015 year

We have a flat rate tuition per semester that remains the same throughout each academic year (fall, spring, summer). Each August the cost may be adjusted by the University. This price will then remain the same for 3 semesters (fall, spring, and summer) and adjusted for the following academic year. We are a 7 semester program. We can only give an approximate cost for tuition only for the entire program at $75,000 for the entering class of 2014.

As a private institution, there is no difference in tuition costs for in-state/out-of-state students

The program will cover:

  • Lab supplies
  • Malpractice insurance
  • BLS & ACLS costs
  • Professional dues (ARAPA & AAPA)

The student will be responsible for:

  • University Technology fee each semester
  • Books, laptop & required software, and medical equipment
  • Graduation fee ($145) during the seventh semester
  • Post graduation expenses:
    • Licensing exam – PANCE ($425)
    • State Licensure –varies by state ($150-200)

Fall 2014 Tuition

$10715/semester (1st semester will be less the $300 advance deposit already paid)

Criminal background check

$55.00

*Books (if didactic year)

$2,000-3000.00/1 time expense

Books (if clinical year)

$500/1 time expense

Laptop & required software

$1000-1500.00/1 time expense

*Medical equipment

$700-1000.00/1 time expense

Technology fee

$240.00

Parking fee

$28.00 annually (fall, spring, summer)

Spring 2015 Tuition

$10715/semester

Technology fee

$240.00

Summer 2015 Tuition

$10715/semester

Technology fee

$240.00

Fall 2015 Tuition

Tuition to be determined by Harding’s board for following 3 semesters. Will be known in late spring 2015.

* Requirements will be listed after acceptance into the program.

This does not include costs unrelated to tuition or university fees. Other student costs may include: room and board, car and insurance, health insurance, costs associated with clinical rotation such as travel, food, lodging (if required) and any other requirements of the clinical site. All of these are approximate costs and are subject to change.

Policies and procedures for withdrawals and refunds of tuition and for processing student grievances are published in the Graduate Catalog. Withdrawals and refund information is found under the Registration link and Student grievance information is found under the Academic Grievances link..

A Point of Reference
The "typical" Physician Assistant Student entering a U.S. program in 2004 was 27 years old, held a bachelor's degree, had a grade point average of 3.36, and had 37 months of health care experience prior to admission. (Source: Twentieth Annual Report on Physician Assistant Educational Programs in the United States, 2003-2004)

Program and Clinical Site Requirements
  • Upon acceptance into the program, official transcripts showing conferment of undergraduate and graduate degree(s), if applicable, must be sent to the program. These must arrive prior to the program start date.
  • Students are required to have their own laptop computer upon entry into the program. PDA's are required prior to entry into the clinical phase. The minimal requirements will be listed after acceptance into the program.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (word-processing, data bases, Internet searches, e-mail) is expected of all entering students, as the curriculum will incorporate the use of computer technology. Additionally, all students in the Program will be expected to have access to the Internet.
  • All students will be expected to purchase or have the required medical equipment needed to meet program requirements. This will include acquiring an approved lab coat with a school issued patch. The equipment list will be provided after acceptance into the program.
  • Students are required to maintain health insurance.
  • Each student must carry Physician Assistant liability insurance coverage, which will be included in tuition costs.
  • Portions of the program will require travel to various locations; all students are required to have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, and auto liability insurance. It is not feasible to share rides during clinical rotations. Further information will be reviewed in detail at orientation. Accepted students are required to attend all orientation sessions scheduled by the program.
  • Clinical experiences entail travel to clinical sites. PA students are responsible for all costs associated with travel and off campus clinical experiences. Transportation and food are the most common out-of pocket expenses. Some sites will require additional living arrangements to be made, which will be the student's responsibility.
  • It is the program's responsibility to develop clinical sites for all rotations.
  • Matriculation and continued enrollment in the Physician Assistant program is contingent upon a completed Criminal Background Check with acceptable results. Failure to consent to a criminal background check; refusal to provide necessary information to conduct a background check; failure to provide additional information wherein an investigation is warranted; and failure to comply with the investigatory procedures when a cause for further action is warranted due to (1) the discovery of previously undisclosed information; (2) the discovery of more egregious information than was previously disclosed; or, (3) the discovery of conflicting information between or amongst the CASPA Application and/or the Supplemental Application and /or the Criminal Background Check Report and/or any and all documents considered part of an applicant's CASPA application, will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, withdrawal of a conditional offer of acceptance, refusal of admission, or dismissal from the Physician Assistant program.
  • Some students may also be expected to submit to random drug testing required by clinical practice sites and/or the program. These additional costs would be the students' responsibility.  Criminal background checks and drug screens are common pre-employment procedures

Health Requirements

Applicants selected for admission to the program must provide evidence of good health, no communicable diseases and required immunizations and screenings prior to matriculation. Forms will be available to those accepted into the program. Immunizations and screening tests required are as follows:

  • Hepatitis B series and titer (this can take up to 6 months to complete),
  • Two MMR's,
  • Date of completion of primary tetanus series, (DPT, DPT,DTaP or Td)
  • Date of completion of polio series
  • A 1 time booster of Tdap within past 10 years is now required
  • Positive varicella titer (if negative then series of 2 immunizations) OR a series of 2 immunizations
  • A 2 step PPD skin test performed within four months prior to matriculation.

This information is provided so that you may begin receiving any immunizations that you are now lacking. Complete information will be given after acceptance in the program. A form documenting evidence of good health and a PPD will be required before entering the clinical phase also.

Technical Standards

The technical standards for admission to the Harding University Physician Assistant Program establish the expectations for proficiency in essential abilities necessary for students admitted to this program. This curriculum requires demonstrated aptitude in diverse skills and abilities related to observation, intellect, physical manipulation, communication and interpersonal skills. Therefore, the following abilities and characteristics must be possessed, with or without reasonable accommodation, by all students admitted in the program.

General:

  • Candidates must possess the qualities of compassion, integrity, interest and motivation that are all personal qualities essential to the role.
  • Candidates must have an attitude of respect for self and others, adherence to the concepts of privilege and confidentiality in communicating with patients, and a commitment to the patient’s welfare.
  • Candidates must have the mental capacity to assimilate and learn large volumes of complex, technically detailed information, to perform clinical problem solving, and to synthesize and apply concepts and information from different disciplines to formulate diagnostic and therapeutic judgments.

Observation:

  • Candidates must be able to observe and participate in all demonstrations and experiments in the basic sciences, including computer assisted instruction.
  • Candidates must have sufficient visual and auditory acuity, as well as tactile and olfactory sensation necessary to directly perform a physical examination. Candidates must be physically able to perform inspection, palpation, auscultation and percussion.
  • Candidates must possess sufficient postural control, neuromuscular control, depth perception, and eye-to-hand coordination to utilize standard medical instruments. They must possess sufficient control of the upper extremities to meet the physical requirements for training and performing complete physical examinations.
  • Candidates are expected to have a high degree of coordination necessary to respond to emergency situations quickly and appropriately.

Communication:

  • Candidates must be able to relate reasonably to patients and establish a sensitive, professional and effective relationship. They should be able to communicate the results of the examination to the patient with accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
  • Candidates must have the ability to remain calm and reasoned in a high stress environment and be able to respond quickly and appropriately in emergencies.
  • Candidates must be able to relate to and develop good professional rapport with other members of the health care team. Recognizing limitations, demonstrating concern for patients and exercising good judgment are also required attributes.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • A candidate must possess the emotional and mental health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with patients.
  • Candidates must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads, and have the ability to maintain composure and emotional stability during periods of high stress. They must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients.

Candidates are urged to ask questions about the program’s technical standards for clarification and to determine whether they can meet the requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Questions may be directed to the program director. Revealing a disability is voluntary; however, such disclosure is necessary before any accommodations may be made in the learning environment or in the program’s procedures. Information about disabilities is handled in a confidential manner. Reasonable accommodations will be made to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These require program and institutional approval. Requests for accommodations must be submitted in writing to the program director, allowing sufficient time prior to matriculation for action on these requests. Candidates who feel that they may not meet the technical standards are encouraged to contact the program director to discuss and identify what accommodations, if any, can be made by Harding University so that the candidate might be able to meet the standards.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Harding is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, not to discriminate of the basis of gender in its admission policies, treatment of students, employment practices or educational programs except as required by religious tenets of the churches of Christ. Harding has a nondiscrimination policy available upon request in the offices of Student Services and Human Resources. Inquiries concerning the application of federal and state laws or regulations may be referred to the Office of Human Resources, Box 12257, Searcy, AR 72149-2257: telephone (501) 279-4380. The person to ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination policy and discrimination laws and regulations is the chief financial officer of the University. 

(Revised 5/13)

Physician Assistant Program
Box 12231
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Phone: 501-279-5642
Fax: 501-279-4811
PAprogram@harding.edu

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