2015-2016 Catalog 
    Aug 16, 2022  
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant

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IMPORTANT: These courses are intended to help you finish your pre-requisites for CU-Denver’s Pre-Child Health/Physician Assistant program. This is NOT considered a major or a minor at UCCS. UCCS does not offer a CHA/PA program. However, if you are planning to apply to the CHA/PA program at CU Denver, UCCS offers a pre-professional program to assist you in preparation for the CHA/PA program.

The CHA/PA Program is a three-year, highly academic program modeled after medical school. The CHA/PA Program is a Physician Assistant Program that offers a pediatric focus and awards a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies upon completion. Although the emphasis is on preparing a generalist physician assistant with special expertise in pediatrics, the curriculum provides the new graduate with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to function in a variety of roles within numerous clinical disciplines.

Information about the CHA/PA program may be obtained from the website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/education/degree_programs/PAProgram/program/Pages/Mission.aspx

For more information on the pre-professional program, contact your advisor.

    Freshmen and Prospective Students: Bev Kratzer (719) 255-3745, bkratzer@uccs.edu
    Sophomore and above: Dr. Wendy Haggren - (719) 255-4156, whaggren@uccs.edu

Minimum Admission Requirements

The pre-professional plan is based on the admission requirements to the CHA/PA Program. One component of admission is completion of a bachelor’s degree with at least 120 credits, to include the following courses:


BIOL 4350 and BIOL 4360, upper division biology elective course, and statistics (MATH 3100 or PSY 2100) must be taken within five years of application.

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