Physician Assistant-Long Island/NUMC


Physician assistants are a vital part of health care teams and the medical community. They are the front line in providing primary care to patients in both hospitals and private practices, under the supervision of licensed physicians.


You can enroll in our 7-semester, 28-month professional program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), on our Central Islip campus or the Nassau University Medical Center Extension (NUMC). Central Islip classes begin in the fall of each year, and in January at the Nassau University Medical Center extension site.


Our faculty are dedicated to the PA profession and their students. Board-certified and clinically active, our faculty bring expertise and experience to the classroom. And with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio you’ll have the opportunity to get to know each one and each one will know you. They’ll support you every step of the way, in the classroom, in the clinical phase, and in your career planning. Not many schools can promise this level of personal attention.


Graduates from both sites earn a bachelor of science in health sciences and a master of science in physician assistant studies, while preparing to take the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) exam and start their careers. Our students perform extremely well on their exams, with a first-time pass rate of 97% over the last two years, well above the national average. Our students are prepared for practice and to pass their boards.


Our graduates have secured great positions in reputable hospitals, such as, MontefioreMedical Center, Northwell Health System, Catholic Health System, and New York University Hospital System, and are recognized for their excellence. Whatever your passion and area of focus, we can help you make a career of it.


Getting started

When do you want to start?

With two campuses on Long Island you have the option to start in January or August.

How do I apply?

What are the admissions requirements? To start you need 90 undergraduate credits, include specific pre-requisite coursework to start the program.

Program Features


Program Length


Dual Degree


PANCE Scores


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Touro College Physician Assistant Program located in Central Islip and its distant campus, located in East Meadow, sponsored by Touro College School of Health Sciences. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA Policy. View the PA Central Islip/NUMC program’s accreditation history on the ARC-PA website at