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Direct Entry PA, PT, and OT at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of today’s date. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. They are randomly listed in the blog section of this website. Enjoy!


From the Le Moyne College website, 2023: “The Direct Entry Physician Assistant (P.A.) Studies Pathway at Le Moyne College offers the opportunity for early acceptance to exceptional high school students wishing to accelerate their academic and career paths to become physician assistants. Accepted applicants will complete a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies at Le Moyne College. Students have the option of following a 3+2 accelerated pathway or a 4+2 pathway, which allows students to take advantage of a fourth year to participate in a study abroad semester, academic minors, collegiate sports or other academic and personal growth experiences. The direct entry pathway to the P.A. Studies Program is competitive. Space is limited and is available only to first-year students.



“The 4+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree pathway provides high school seniors guaranteed admission to the University of Scranton following completion of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or similar major that allows for completion of required prerequisite courses. Students who complete the program will earn an undergraduate degree from Le Moyne, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from the University of Scranton.


“A direct entry opportunity to Le Moyne’s Occupational Therapy master’s program is available to provide early acceptance to exceptional high school students wishing to become occupational therapists. Application for this direct entry pathway is made during the senior year of high school and is available only to entering first-year students. Accepted applicants complete a bachelor’s degree in either psychology or sociology and then directly enter the Master of Science program in occupational therapy at Le Moyne. Students accepted into the pathway will begin to participate in activities with current graduate OT students and OT program faculty during their undergraduate program.”

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