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Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private

Degrees Offered

MS in Physician Assistant Studies
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Our Program

To enhance the learning process, we have a state-of-the-art gross anatomy & skills laboratory, standardized patient suites & a trauma simulation room.

MS in PA Mission Statement:

The Marist's Physician Assistant Studies program is committed to graduating entry-level, competent healthcare providers trained to practice ethically and culturally sensitive medicine in a team environment, and who will be lifelong learners with a commitment to community service and the overall success of the profession.

The program goals are:

  • Graduate entry-level, competent healthcare providers
  • Teach students to effectively interact with patients of different backgrounds
  • Develop healthcare providers capable of functioning successfully within interprofessional teams
  • Ensure that all students engage in community service
  • Meet or exceed the national first-time pass rate for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE)

Students from our first two graduating classes have completed the the PANCE exam with first time taker pass rates of 100% and 98% respectively.

Program details found here https://www.marist.edu/science/physician-asst.

*The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Marist College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Marist College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. 

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. 

Marist College DPT Mission Statement:

The Marist DPT Program is committed to creating the next generation of physical therapists by offering the highest standard of excellence in physical therapy education. Graduates will be prepared to merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The DPT program will instill the importance of providing advocacy and service to the profession, as well as to local and global communities. 

Program details found here https://www.marist.edu/science/doctor-physical-therapy

*The Marist College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),

The Marist DPT Program is committed to creating the next generation of physical therapists by offering the highest standard of excellence in physical therapy education. Graduates will be prepared to merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The DPT program will instill the importance of providing advocacy and service to the profession, as well as to local and global communities. 

Both programs can be found in our State-of-the-Art Allied Health Building, which boasts a gross anatomy lab, standardized patient suites, trauma simulation room, PT skills laboratory and and a technologically advanced clinical simulation suite.

Admissions

Requirements

  • checkbox-alt Multiple prerequsite course requirements for both programs

Additional Requirements

Admission requirements vary by program. For more information please visit

MS Physician Assistant Studies https://www.marist.edu/science/physician-asst

Doctor of Physical Therapy https://www.marist.edu/science/doctor-physical-therapy

Application Deadline

PA 2021 Cohort - Classes start June 1, 2021 - CASPA opens April 30 and runs to January 15, 2021

DPT 2021 Cohort - Classes start January 4, 2021

What Our Students Say

  • I grew up in the Hudson Valley and wanted to attend a program that would allow me to give back to the community. When I heard Marist was starting a Physician Assistant program I was immediately excited, because the heart of Marist College is the dedication to the service of others. With the college’s outstanding academic record and prominent reputation, I knew Marist would best equip me to serve as a Physician Assistant.

    Marissa Jimenez, MS in Physician Assistant Studies ‘20
  • Being taught by such a wide range of experienced and knowledgeable clinicians truly prepares our cohort to practice at the top of our license with confidence. Learning from various backgrounds allows for a wealth of insight into the profession. This experience has been the most difficult, yet most gratifying endeavor of my professional career  

    Jose Reyes, Doctor of Physical Therapy ‘20

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