Accreditation Info

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), at its March 2017 meeting, placed the University of Dayton Master of Physician Assistant Practice program sponsored by University of Dayton on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in March 2019.

Probation is a temporary status of accreditation conferred when a program does not meet the Standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the program director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).

The School of Education and Health Sciences and University of Dayton administrations are fully supportive of and committed to the success of the Master of Physician Assistant Practice program.


The Master of Physician Assistant Practice program within the University of Dayton Department of Physician Assistant Education remains an accredited program that continues to produce highly qualified students and graduates.

Yes. Programs on probation remain accredited. All graduates will be eligible to take the PANCE upon completion of the program.

The improvements will include rewriting the clinical objectives and competencies to be more specialty-focused and to coordinate data collection with in-depth analysis and documentation of program assessment.

The program's faculty began making needed improvements after the July 1, 2016, self-study was submitted to ARC-PA. The program has initiated an intense and focused plan of action to address the concerns cited in the ARC-PA report. Most of the needed changes were designed during Summer 2017 and implemented and documented during the 2017-18 academic year.

July 2018.

The University of Dayton Master of Physician Assistant Practice program will remain on probation until March 2019.

March/April 2019.


Physician Assistant Education

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2958