Physician Assistant

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    Invested full time faculty mentor students holistically to encourage professional development and a healthier quality of life.

  • Physician Assistant Program at Harding University

    Foster growth of leadership skills with fellow allied health students through dynamic interprofessional experiences

    Interprofessional Education
  • This is a photo from the Physician's Assistant Program at Harding University.

    Preparing students to enter diverse clinical environments through primary care training reflective of Christian faith and servant leadership

  • Physician Assistant Program at Harding University

    The program maintains competitive outcomes through holistic admissions, student centered advising, and competency based curriculum.

Cross Cultural Training

The PA Program incorporates cultural immersion simulations to help PA students develop cultural competence and humility.

Program Mission

Developing caring physician assistants who practice competent, patient-centered primary care in diverse environments.


The Physician Assistant Program leads to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with 112 hours total (53 hours the didactic phase and 59 hours in the clinical phase).


student patient encounters


month PA training program




PA program in Ark.

Class of 2022 has graduated! They are busy taking the PANCE, securing a job, and finishing their licensing process. 

Class of 2023 is in their second semester of clinical experiences! They have started preparations for their summative exams later this year. 

Class of 2024 has completed a didactic semester! This semester they get more hands on experience in simulations and standardized patient scenarios. 

  • Class of 2022

  • Class of 2023

  • Class of 2024

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The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Harding University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Harding University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Admission Updates

The Class of 2025 has been finalized.  We have offered a seat to alternate #4.  

For the 2023-2024 Application Cycle: 

CASPA will open April 27, 2023 and will close on November 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM. 

Contact Us

Physician Assistant Program is part of the College of Allied Health

Fax: 501-279-4811

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Mailing address:
Harding University
Physician Assistant Program
HU 12231
Searcy, AR 72149-5615