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"The body that has been given to us was for the purpose of allowing the spirit to exalt itself to a nobler condition."   

Elder Melvin J. Ballard


Health Science Department

The Health Science Department offers educational options that prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the public, community, private, and industrial settings.


BYUI/Salus PA Program 3-2 Agreement

Four BYUI students will be accepted into the Salus University PA program each year. In addition to the guaranteed spots, this program gives BYUI students an opportunity to finish their bachelors degree in 3 years. To learn more about this program, click here.


Physician Assistant Information

Mean income for PA's in Idaho: $83,000 /per year

Mean income for PA's nationwide: $89,000 /per year

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Education Association

Physician Assistant Programsby Location

2008 Statistics--Avg. income, Income by State, Types of Practice, etc.

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)

Additional Thoughts and Readings

“Ye Are the Temple of God”  Elder David A. Bednar, from a devotional address given at Ricks College on 11 January 2000.
"The Magnificence of Man" Elder Russell M. Nelson, this is an edited version of a talk delivered at Brigham Young University on 29 March 1987.

“Ye Are the Temple of God” President Boyd K. Packer, October General Conference 2000.

"Made Holy in the Body" Philip A. Allred, Religious Education Faculty Member, BYU-Idaho given at the 

December 8, 2009 devotional at BYU-Idaho.

"The greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness ... A sick wife, a newly made grave, poverty, slander, sinking of spirit, might teach us lessons nowhere else to be learned so well." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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