The curriculum in KGI’s MSPA program is divided into a 15-month didactic phase and a 12-month clinical phase.
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.
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.
Year 1 | Fall | Foundations
Year 1 | Spring | Core 1
Year 1 | Summer | Core 2
Year 2 | Fall | Core 3
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.
Year 2 | Spring and Summer
Year 3 | Fall