Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania at Dixon University Center is pleased to offer the Master of Health Science degree and a certificate as a Physician Assistant programs.
The nationally ranked, 24-month program leads to a Master of Health Science degree and a certificate as a Physician Assistant. With locations at the Lock Haven University - Main Campus, and three branch locations (Clearfield Campus of LHUP, Charles Cole Hospital – Coudersport, and Dixon University Center – Harrisburg) via distance education (Internet TV delivery) accompanied by onsite faculty, the LHUP program offers students a high-quality, affordable educational experience.
Students undergo a rigorous, 99.5 semester hour curriculum that culminates in being awarded a Master of Health Science Degree and Certificate of Completion of an Accredited PA Program that confers eligibility to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination offered by the National Commission on Certification of the Physician Assistant (NCCPA).
The program incorporates the use of state-of-the-art technology and a module-based teaching format. Extensive use of small group learning, service learning strategies and a variety of clinical experiences result in over 90% first-time pass rate on the NCCPA board examination. Students and graduates highly rate the quality of their educational experience and their preparedness for entry- level clinical practice.
While emphasizing primary care, program graduates work in a variety of clinical settings including surgery and surgical subspecialties, pediatrics, OB/GYN, internal medicine, and others. Admissions are extremely competitive with over 800 applications being received for the 72 seats available in 2010.