The KGI MSPA program strives to deliver a curriculum that is consistent with our mission and provides our students with the tools required to achieve our program learning outcomes and competencies. The program is a full-time, 27-month, year-round graduate program that consists of 124 semester credit hours completed over seven semesters. The program is divided into a 15-month didactic phase and a 12-month clinical phase. 

Didactic Phase

During the didactic phase, students will obtain the medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional behaviors necessary for successful future clinical practice. Aligned with KGI’s active learning approach, the MSPA program will utilize a variety of engaging instructional methods, including group projects, case-based learning, interprofessional cases, applied clinical experiences, interactive lectures, and laboratory sessions.

Fall Year 1 | Foundations (19 Credits)

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
PA Professional Practice
1.0
Medical Anatomy
4.0
Basic Medical Sciences
4.0
Patient Assessment I
3.0
Clinical and Diagnostic Skills I
2.0
Evidence-Based Medicine
3.0
Community Health
2.0

Spring Year 1 | Core 1 (20 Credits)

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
PA Professional Practice II
2.0
Patient Assessment II
3.0
Clinical and Diagnostic Skills II
4.0
Clinical Medicine I
6.0
Pharmacotherapeutics I
3.0
Clinical Integration and Application I
2.0

Summer Year 1 | Core 2 (20 Credits)

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
PA Professional Practice III
2.0
Patient Assessment III
3.0
Clinical and Diagnostic Skills III
4.0
Clinical Medicine II
6.0
Pharmacotherapeutics II
3.0
Clinical Integration and Application II
2.0

Fall Year 2 | Core 3 (21 Credits)

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
PA Professional Practice IV
1.0
Patient Assessment IV
3.0
Clinical and Diagnostic Skills IV
3.0
Clinical Medicine III
6.0
Pharmacotherapeutics III
3.0
Clinical Integration and Application III
2.0
Fundamentals of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
3.0

Clinical Phase

The final 12 months of the MSPA program is the clinical phase, which includes a capstone project and eight 6-week clinical rotations in a range of disciplines and healthcare settings. In addition to seven core disciplines, students have the opportunity to select a clinical elective rotation. Following each clinical rotation, students return to campus for callback day activities, including written examinations, practical exams, and case presentations.

Spring and Summer Year 2

Didactic Courses

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Advanced PA Professional Practice I
1.0
Advanced PA Professional Practice II
1.0

Fall Year 3

Didactic Courses

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Advanced PA Professional Practice III
2.0

Fall/Spring/Summer Year 3

Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences (SCPEs)

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences I
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences II
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences III
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences IV
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences V
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences VI
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences VII
5.0
Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences VIII
5.0