Wingate University adds physician assistant program to Hendersonville campus

Press release

from Wingate University
Wingate University has announced they have received approval from The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) to begin the Physician Assistant Program at their Hendersonville Campus.

This highly competitive synchronous distance education PA program will enter its first class in August 2013. Currently Wingate has several PA students on clinical rotations in Western N.C. and looks forward to extending affiliations with local hospitals as well as engaging physicians and mid-level providers throughout the area in the education of our PA students.
The Wingate PA program entered the first class in 2008 and the 3rd class will complete the program in December this year. The majority of graduates have accepted jobs in N.C., most in the greater Charlotte area.

Applications are being accepted now. An open house for potential students and applicants will be held on Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hendersonville Campus: Wingate University-Hendersonville, 220 Fifth Avenue East, Hendersonville, N.C. 28792. For more information, contact PA Director Rosalind Becker at 704-233-6655.

Wingate University, ranked as the 6th “best value” in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 20 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to

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