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Physician Assistant Education

Preparing mid-level healthcare practitioners using state-of-the-art technology & hands-on experiences

As a graduate student in the Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare to become a knowledgeable, service-oriented and self-assured mid-level healthcare practitioner. Our program blends state-of-the-art technology with traditional hands-on experience to provide you with the best possible experience to prepare you for clinical practice.

Our 27-month, seven-semester, modular-based curriculum program is located on the fifth floor of the Raymond L. Fitz Hall, which also houses the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the School of Education and Health Sciences.

Mission statement

The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Education is to produce physician assistants who are committed to the service of the human person through the skillful, compassionate, and ethical provision of health care within the context of the Catholic Marianist tradition. We emphasize excellent generalist care for the whole person, particularly upholding dignity for society's most vulnerable, in a learning environment which emphasizes leadership, life-long learning, and service.

Attend an information session

Prospective students interested in the University of Dayton's Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program should plan to attend an information session.

Register: Information session >>

Program achievement and statistics

The Physician Assistant program has 10 goals; learn more about them (pdf) >> 

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) Pass Rate:

  • 2018 Cohort: First-time exam takers — 38 candidates, 38 candidates passed (100% pass rate)
  • 2017 Cohort: First-time exam takers — 35 candidates, 35 candidates passed (100% pass rate)
View 5-year PANCE data (pdf)

Physician Assistant Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2958