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Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University

Mesa,
AZ
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa,
AZ
85206

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@atsu.edu
480-219-6000

Program Information

Length of Program:

26 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

70

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

92%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$105,325 / $105,325   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

Not yet released.

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.53

Average Science GPA:   

3.49

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

A minimum of 100 community service hours is strongly recommended.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

5 Years
5-year expiration only applies to Human Anatomy with Lab, Physiology with Lab, Microbiology, General Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

Online Coursework Accepted:

No

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
Certificate does not count, it must be on transcript from college/university.
English / Writing
2 Semesters
Required
Minimum of 6 semester credits/8 quarter credits OR English composition minimum 3 semester credits/4 quarter credits AND English elective, minimum 3 semester credits/4 quarter credits.
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Upper division science are strongly recommended such as (genetics, immunology, pathophysiology, cell biology).

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