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Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale

Welcome to the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale Campus. The Physician Assistant Program is located within Health Professions Division located on the main campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Located on a 900,000-square-foot campus, the university is located 15 minutes from the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

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.

Our program has 14 full-time faculty members who actively teach in class and laboratory sessions, as well as participate in various health care and educational committees and associations. The program admits 75 students per year, thereby maintaining a very favorable faculty-student ratio of approximately 5.4:1. By utilizing the resources available through the College of Health Care Sciences, the program strives to achieve excellence and assist students in reaching their maximum potential. With nearly 2,400 graduates from our program; we are proud of our alumni who currently work in all areas of medicine, including active involvement in government and leadership positions.

The program continually 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 Vision, Mission, Goals and Outcomes.

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

For information regarding student attrition, click here.

For more information regarding our program, please review our website and feel free to contact us at (954) 262-1109 for additional information.

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 Lauderdale (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 Lauderdale 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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