The mission of the Kettering College physician assistant studies program is to provide, in a Christian environment, the academic and clinical experience necessary to develop competent empathetic professional health care providers who are dedicated to lifelong learning. VISION FOR THE PA PROGRAM The physician assistant course of study will produce outstanding new physician assistants. Using innovative learning methods and a commitment to mentor and empower students, Kettering College educates its PA students to exhibit the highest standards of intellectual, ethical, and spiritual maturity. They exemplify professional excellence and leadership in meeting the challenges of the profession in an evolving health care environment. ACCREDITATION/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION The physician assistant degree at Kettering College is accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant and the Higher Learning Commission. The physician assistant program is also an active member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). Kettering College’s PA degree was granted accreditation upon its first application in 1975, and it has maintained active accreditation since then. In both 2000 and 2007, the program was granted a seven-year re-accreditation status, a distinction only approximately 10 percent of PA programs receive.