SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit

Gera, Heide, Leverkusen Physician Assistant, B. Sc.

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • 6 Semesters
  • full time in block form
  • 180 ECTS
  • €550/Month
  • Accredited (Accreditation Council)
  • without NC
  • multiple locations
  • Job/family compatible

You have already completed training in the healthcare sector, would like to gain further academic qualifications and work as a link between nursing staff and doctors in the future? Then our bachelor's degree program is the perfect fit for you.

  • German
  • winter semester
SRH University of Applied Health Sciences
Your course content

What you will learn

In the USA, the Netherlands and other European countries, the profession of physician assistant and the associated studies have been established for several decades. The field of activity of the medical assistant is becoming increasingly relevant, in particular due to demographic developments, changing disease patterns and the shortage of specialists. In Germany, this academic occupational profile in the healthcare sector is still relatively new and is developing dynamically - you can help shape it and, thanks to your practice-oriented studies, become actively involved in the treatment of your future patients.

Your academic training as a physician assistant will qualify you as an important link between all professional groups involved in patient care on the one hand and physicians on the other. With your studies, you will be able to perform delegable activities, which were previously reserved for physicians, independently according to orders. Of course, this requires extensive knowledge, which we will impart to you throughout your studies in a scientific and well-founded manner. This will enable you to support medical teams in their work in the future and at the same time relieve them. At the same time, this should counteract a fragmentation of care and questionable effects on patient safety and quality of care. We will prepare you to work with complex documentation and management processes as well as organizational procedures, or even to help develop and refine them yourself on behalf of the medical management. Due to your academically acquired competencies as a Physician Assistant, you are an important member of an interprofessional team.

The Physician Assistant program is characterized by an exceptionally high proportion of practical training at a total of three learning sites. This gives you the opportunity to get to know different inpatient and outpatient wards at practice partners as well as academic training centers. In addition, the fifth semester offers you the opportunity to select a practical module yourself or to spend time abroad and thus get to know foreign locations.

Overall, the focus of your studies is based on the consensus paper of the German Medical Association and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. In addition to profession-specific knowledge of medicine, we will also provide you with extended specialist knowledge of process and quality management. This will enable you to develop into an important worker who can be deployed in both inpatient and outpatient care.

You will later apply this extensive knowledge in numerous professional fields in the healthcare industry, because all this forms the basis for a responsible and successful job as a medical assistant in practices, care centers or regions with a low density of care.

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

After completing your bachelor's degree, a wide variety of career paths are open to you. On the orders of the doctors, you will take on both organizational and patient-related activities and deal with administrative and documentation tasks. This means that your day-to-day professional life will include a wide range of possible assignments in a wide variety of areas.

  • Surgical subjects such as surgery
  • Conservative subjects such as internal medicine
  • Emergency room
  • Anesthesia
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Functional diagnostics
  • Other areas of specialist medicine
  • Family medicine

For further professional development and career advancement, our health college offers advanced master's degree programs after you earn your bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant. This opens up the opportunity for you to pursue a doctorate, allowing you to embark on the path of an academic career. The master's program in health and social management is the perfect way to build on your knowledge.

Delegable tasks could include:

  • Participation in anamnesis and status survey incl. independent implementation of assessment instruments
  • Participation in the preparation and explanation of diagnostics and diagnosis
  • Participation in the preparation, execution and explanation of a treatment plan
  • Passing on information in a manner appropriate to the recipient and assuming the coordinating function in a therapeutic team
  • Carrying out medical-technical activities, insofar as these are not reserved for special professional groups
  • Organization of patient transfers and referrals
  • Protocol and report preparation
  • Surgical assistance and performance of minor procedures such as wound care and closures
  • Orienting sonography

Details about the study model and internship

You study with us in a full-time study model, but in a block structure typical for our university. This means that you complete a five-day attendance phase per month at the university. The remaining time is available for the practical transfer at your employer or practice partner as well as for your self-study. This means that your studies can be ideally combined with your professional activities and your private requirements. In addition to these phases, you also have enough time for self-study phases to consolidate your newly acquired knowledge.

Our goal with this innovative, practice-integrated study model is to enable you to combine your studies, professional activities and family very well despite full-time study.

Details about the study model and internship

With us you study in a full-time study model, but in a so-called block structure. This means that the attendance time is compressed and you can continue to work in practice. This means that your studies can be ideally combined with your professional activities and your private requirements.

You study with us in a full-time study model, but in a block structure typical for our university. This means that you complete a one-week attendance phase per month at the university. The remaining time is available for the practical transfer at your employer or practice partner. This means that your studies can be ideally combined with your professional activities and your private requirements. In addition to these phases, you also have enough time for self-study phases to consolidate your newly acquired knowledge.

Our goal with this innovative, practice-integrated study model is to make it possible for you to combine your studies, your professional activities and your family in a very good way despite your full-time studies.

You can find your study schedule in the following overview.

Admission requirements and application

It's so easy to start your dream studies with us!

To ensure a smooth and stress-free start to your dream studies, we recommend that you apply online for the winter semester by September 10.

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Access requirements

You can apply without obligation at any time via our  Online-Portal. We will then review your application documents and invite you to a personal interview.

For admission to the bachelor's degree program in Physician Assistant, we require the following evidence from you:

  • Proof of completed vocational training in a healthcare profession with predominant direct patient care (you can view this directly below)
  • General university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or equivalent university entrance qualification according to § 67 ThürHG or university entrance qualification for qualified professionals according to § 70 ThürHG*.
  • Proof of German language level B2 (for international applicants)
  • Practical partner (in case of suitability e.g. the existing employer)

Students have the possibility, after individual examination, to have competences acquired outside the university credited and thus to shorten the duration of studies.

*ThürHG § 70 (2) Vocationally qualified persons without a university entrance qualification who have completed vocational training and have been employed full-time for at least three years are also entitled to study in a specific degree program by passing an entrance examination.

  • Geriatric nurse
  • Anaesthesia Technical Assistant (ATA)
  • Surgical Technical Assistant (CTA)
  • Dietetic Assistant:in
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health and nursing care
  • Midwife / Maternity nurse
  • Speech therapist
  • Medical assistant (MFA)
  • medical-technical assistant for functional diagnostics (MTA - F)
  • medical-technical radiology assistant (MTA - R)
  • emergency paramedic
  • surgical technical assistance (OTA)
  • Nursing specialist
  • Physiotherapist:
  • Paramedic assistant
  • Soldier in the medical service
  • Other professions, including academic professions in the healthcare sector and its environment, with at least three years of training regulated by federal or state law can be admitted on a case-by-case basis depending on personal suitability (e.g. pharmaceutical-technical assistance, medical-technical laboratory assistance, podiatrist, orthoptist). The decision is made by the head of the study program.


If you have the necessary entry requirements, we are already looking forward to your application, which should then include the following documents:

A curriculum vitae in tabular form with a current passport photo.
A copy of your university entrance qualification, technical college entrance qualification or an equivalent university entrance qualification.
A copy of your identity card (front and back), for foreign students the National Identity Card.
Proof of German language level B2 (for international applicants)
Proof of your three-year vocational training
For the online application process you have to register once. This gives you the opportunity to add information and files later before you send us your documents.

Your modules in the study program

6 Semester 180 ECTS
1. Semester

First Semester

  • Scientific work

  • Key competencies

  • Natural science basics

  • Anatomy / Physiology

  • Pathology / Pathophysiology

  • Legal aspects

2. Semester

Second Semester

  • Microbiology / Hygiene

  • Clinical Medicine - Fundamentals, Principles, ProceduresClinical Medicine - Fundamentals, Principles, Procedures

  • Medical history, physical and simple instrumental examination.

  • Medical technology / medical devices

  • Patient admission, anamnesis, physical examination

  • Documentation, quality management, billing, interview management

3. Semester

Third Semester

  • Pharmacology / Toxicology

  • Internal medicine

  • Emergency medicine, emergency management

  • Emergency care, triage, resuscitation

  • Conservative patient care

  • Quantitative and qualitative research

4. Semester

Fourth Semester

  • Surgery with subspecialties

  • Orthopedics and trauma surgery

  • Anesthesia

  • OR teaching, laboratory, functional diagnostics

  • surgical / interventional patient care

  • Specialist outpatient care

5. Semester

Fifth Semester

  • Other selected subjects of medicine

  • Pain and palliative medicine

  • Public Health

  • Functional diagnostics

  • Specialization in emergency care and intensive care medicine

  • In-depth surgery

6. Semester

Sixth Semester

  • Information technology, quality management, documentation, remuneration and health care system

  • Telemedicine

  • Specialization in specialist outpatient care and functional diagnostics

  • Free module deepening / specialization

  • Bachelor thesis with colloquium


Confirmed study quality

As a joint institution of the federal states, the Accreditation Council Foundation is responsible for quality assurance in study and teaching at German universities.

Our bachelor's degree program in Physician Assistant has been awarded the study quality by the Accreditation Council Foundation.

About our quality promise

Costs and financing

Here you will find all the information you need to realize your studies.

Your financing

As a state-recognized, private university, the SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit is financed by tuition fees. These revenues are used for the equipment of our campus, the service for our students and the quality assurance. In this way, we ensure that you receive the best possible education under optimal study conditions. 

Tuition fees  

  • 550 € / per month (total: 20.250 €) 

The monthly fee remains the same throughout the entire period of study. The one-time enrollment fee is €450.00 and is due 4 weeks before the start of your studies. Except for the placement, aptitude or equivalency exam, if applicable, no separate exam fees or similar are charged, not even for repeat exams. This gives you maximum cost transparency during your studies. If you extend your studies beyond the standard period of study, fees will also be charged, since the university's offer will continue to be used. If only the final thesis of the course is still outstanding, the fees are reduced by 50%. 

In addition to efficient organization, a goal-oriented course of study also requires a solid financial basis in order to be able to pay rent, living expenses and tuition fees. There are various financing options, such as educational loans or scholarship programs. 

We have compiled a list of all financing options for you here.


Strong partners

With our bachelor's degree program in Physician Assistant, we think outside the box. Our great team of professors comes from the practice, they are experts in their field, teach application-oriented and can therefore give first-hand tips for professional practice.

It is not only our students who benefit from this to the greatest extent. Our potential practice partners also benefit in several ways. On the one hand, students can apply their new, modern knowledge directly in practice during their studies thanks to the innovative study model. On the other hand, well-trained physician assistants can relieve physicians in their daily work in the future and concentrate more on their core tasks. If you too have committed employees who would like to gain further qualifications in this area and you would like to act as a practice partner here, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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  • Here you learn step by step
  • You study in practical tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on the essentials in 5-week blocks
  • You get continuous performance feedback
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