Pre-Physician Assistant Program

Program Locations

The Pre-Physician Assistant program is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Wayland’s pre-physician assistant program helps students gain skills needed for graduate courses in medical school.

To prepare students for graduate studies in as a physician assistant, Wayland provides hands-on, experiential learning through a broadly based academic program with a strong emphasis in the physical and biological sciences and mathematics.

The pre-physician assistant program ensures that Wayland students are among the most competitive and successful in gaining acceptance to professional schools. For some professional health programs, students must complete a bachelor’s degree in biology prior to applying, while others require only specific courses. Prerequisites for Physician Assistant Schools in Texas.

Students attending Wayland that are interested in applying to graduate schools in the Physician Assistant programs should see Dr. Adam Reinhart for advising. It is recommended that students major in Biology, maintain a GPA of 3.2 (overall and in science classes), take the GRE during the spring of their junior year, and work or volunteer in a medical clinic/hospital.

Related Programs / Majors / Minors


  • PHSC -- Pioneer Health Service Corps
  • Provides medical mission opportunities to students.
  • Offers students practice tests in their chosen pre-health fields.
  • Offers students practice tests in their chosen pre-health fields.
  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.