Welcome to the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Alderson Broaddus University!   Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, Alderson Broaddus University is a health-related and professional educational institution.   The Physician Assistant Studies Program at Alderson Broaddus is a Master’s level program.  We are honored you have chosen to review our information.  As a potential applicant to our program, please take a few minutes and review the areas on our website.  This should answer most of your questions. If not, please do not hesitate to contact us at AB!

A career as a PA is rewarding, challenging, and full of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of many.  You have chosen a wonderful profession to become a member.  PAs work in almost any area of medicine and are valued members of the health care team.   According to Forbes.com, the Physician Assistant tied for the number one Master’s Degree and  “…their mid-career median pay is a whopping $97,000.  Another advantage of a physician’s assistant degree: Employment opportunities are expected to grow 30% by 2020 (from the 2010 employment numbers), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

AB offers an outstanding place for you to fulfill your dream of entering the healthcare field as a Physician Assistant.  We have recently renovated many of our classrooms and labs to state of the art facilities.  We have several years of teaching experience amongst our faculty and many still practice clinically as well.

If you have any questions after reviewing our information on line, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I wish you the best in your future endeavors to become a PA!


Thomas Moore, MS, MMSc, PA-C
Dean of the College of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Director
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PA Program Prerequisites/Information Brochure

The Alderson Broaddus University Physician Assistant Studies Program operates its admissions process on a rolling admissions cycle. This means that applications are processed and interviews are arranged as the applications are received. The program will not wait until after the application deadline has passed.This means it is to the applicant’s benefit to apply to the program early and to complete the application as soon  as possible. With submission of an application later in the process (before the deadline) your application will still be considered, processed, and interview arranged; however, after the class fills applicants will be evaluated for an alternate wait list.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers & Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instruction

This training may require an evening or weekend commitment on the part of the student due to faculty/instructor resources and availability. Students will receive advanced notification as scheduled.

Evening classes are routine during the didactic phase of the program. Saturday and Sundays are utilized during the student’s didactic clinical training on a rotating schedule.

Classroom Instruction hours:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Clinical hours:

Friday – 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.