Pre-Physician Assistant
Courses

53 credit hours
98% career outcome rate

Pre-Physician AssistantFeatured Courses

As a student in the pre-physician assistant major at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the pre-physician assistant profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various pre-physician assistant careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

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Pre-Physician AssistantSample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Pre-Physician Assistant Courses

BIO 111
General Biology I
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general biology: Science as a way of knowing — Scientific methodology and practice; literacy in biological literature and research, study of cells and molecular biology, cell organelles, inclusions, function, and a study of genetics.
4
credits
BIO 112
General Biology II
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general biology, a continuation of General Biology I: organismic biology, structure and function of plants and animals, reproduction, growth and development, population biology, evolution as a paradigm and ecology.
4
credits
BIO 343
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. A study of general principles of physiology, cell structure and function, cell metabolism and division. A survey of tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous system.
4
credits
BIO 344
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. A survey of the circulatory, respiratory, digestion, excretion, endocrine and reproductive systems. Introduction to nutrition and bio–rhythms.
4
credits
BIO 351
General Microbiology
Lecture 2, Lab. 4. An introduction to the activities of bacteria and fungi. The laboratory will be concerned with the culture, physiology, and identification of the major groups of microbes. Emphasis is on pure culture technique and diversity of microbes in infection and disease.
4
credits
BIO 489
Immunology
This course details the components and function of the immune system. The generation of white blood cell types from the bone marrow is analyzed. The function of each type of white blood cell in providing resistance to infectious agents including bacteria and viruses is reviewed. Of particular emphasis is the role of chemical agents (cytokines) in initiating and coordinating the immune response. Topics of particular relevance include the genetic inheritance of immunity, the biology of immunodeficiencies, auto-immune diseases, allergies and hypersensitive reactions, vaccines, transplantation, antibody technology, gene therapy, and cancer.
3
credits
CHEM 115
General Chemistry
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. General principles of chemistry: atoms and molecules, chemical reactions and reaction stoichiometry, phases of matter, electronic structure, bonding, molecular shapes, and intermolecular forces.
4
credits
CHEM 116
General Chemistry II
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. A continuation of general chemistry: chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction chemistry, and fundamental qualitative analysis.
3
credits
CHEM 231
Organic Chemistry I
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. The compounds of the aliphatic and aromatic series, stressing general principles. The basic understandings in this area, an appreciation of the relation of organic chemistry to daily life.
4
credits
CHEM 345
Introductory Biochemistry
Introduction to the biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids; the metabolism of foods.
3
credits
CHEM 346
Introductory Biochemistry Lab
This course introduces students to advanced techniques in biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology. Students will also obtain practice in the acquisition, analysis, communication, and interpretation of experimental data and results.
1
credits
ENG 221
Intermediate Writing
A course designed to allow students to experiment with three types of writing: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Includes study and application of research related to peer writing groups and the process of writing.
3
credits
ENG 328
Creative Nonfiction Writing
A course designed to allow students to explore creative non-fiction, its history, and criticism of the genre. Emphasis on workshop and student writing, reading for application, and peer and student-instructor conferences.
3
credits
MATH 122
Introduction to Statistics
The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
3
credits
MATH 184
Calculus I
A beginning course in the analysis of functions including analytic geometry. A study of limits, techniques and applications of differentiation, basic integration and transcendental functions.
4
credits
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
The course is a survey of psychology as a natural science and a social science. As a study of human behavior and the mind, the course examines current sub-areas of psychology with attention to neurology, the environment, situation and experience, and the self. Throughout the content, the course also considers how presuppositions in philosophy and theology intersect, integrate, and conflict with views on the human condition.
3
credits
PSY 445
Abnormal Psychology
Reviews theories and methods which underlie the classification and study of as well as responses to abnormal behavior.
3
credits
Total Credits
57