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Physician Assistant Program - Ft. Myers

Welcome to the fully accredited Physician Assistant Program - Ft. Myers, part of Nova Southeastern University's College of Health Care Sciences. The program is housed in a state of the art, 60,000 square foot facility, in Ft. Myers, Florida, conveniently located at exit 136 (Colonial Boulevard) off of I-75 in Fort Myers.

The PA Department is also pleased to offer a PA/MPH Concurrent Degree Program providing an opportunity for students to attain an MPH degree in addition to the entry-level Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree. Information regarding this opportunity can be reviewed here

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program Ft. Myers is based upon the successful model of the Fort Lauderdale program, which has been continuously accredited since its inception in 1993. The NSU PA Program Ft. Myers currently has 10 full time faculty members with a maximum enrollment of 54 students, offering a low student to faculty ratio.

The program strives to meet its mission and goals. We work towards producing competent primary care physician assistants, improving the health care delivery of underserved areas, and promoting the physician assistant profession. See our Mission, Goals & Outcomes.

The program required competencies for entry-level physician assistant practice can be reviewed here.

For information regarding student attrition, click here



PAHX LogoThe PA Program is proud to be a supporter of the Physician Assistant History Society

NSU remains committed to being an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our campus community.

The Physician Assistant program at NSU values diversity among all people. We are dedicated to educating our students, interacting with colleagues, and engaging with our campus community in a manner that is respectful of all cultural traditions and practices, gender identities, sexual orientations, age, religious/spiritual beliefs, and all areas that distinguish individuals.

At NSU, we believe that creating a community of diversity makes us a stronger university and enriches a learning environment focused on preparing individuals to live and work in a global society.

Learn More About Our Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment



Degree Title (Concentration)


Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant



This Disclosure is strictly limited to NSU’s determination of whether the NSU Fort Myers (the “Program”), if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in a State, as defined as 34 C.F.R. § 600.2.


NOTE: This Disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular State licensure entity will approve or deny your application for certification or professional licensure. Furthermore, this Disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulations that may affect your application for certification or licensure or occur after this disclosure has been made. If your career plans include pursuing professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice by contacting the state’s licensure entity.


In accordance with 34 C.F.R. § 668.43, NSU has determined whether the Program satisfies State educational requirements for licensure as follows:




The Physician Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern University Fort Myers meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US protectorates



State licensure or certification requirements can vary from state to state, depending on each State’s laws and regulations. The State licensure entities are responsible for overseeing the educational and non-educational requirements for licensure or certification for their State.


We encourage all enrolled students and prospective students to contact their applicable State licensure entities to familiarize themselves with the specific professional licensure or certification requirements. For information on how to contact State licensure entities, please visit the U.S. Department of Education State Contacts webpage at:


If you have trouble obtaining the information you need, or if you have any other questions regarding certification, please contact Rober Wagner, DHSc, MMSc, CAA at for assistance.


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