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CHA/PA Program

Mail Stop F543
13001 E. 17th Pl, Rm E7019
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-7963
Fax: (303) 724-1350

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Children's Hospital Colorado -

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics' Portal for the CHA/PA Program

The Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program offers a three-year Master's level educational program preparing physician assistants (PAs) for practice.

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You may direct your questions through our e-mail address or through our main office phone number:

Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program
Master's Program

University of Colorado
Mail Stop F543
13001 E. 17th Pl, Rm 7019
PO Box 6508
Aurora, Colorado 80045-0508
Tel: 303-724-7963
Fax: 303-724-1350
E-mail: Web site:


  • Congratulations to Jonathan Bowser, director of the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHAPA) Program and the entire CHAPA team, who received notification from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant that our program has received full accreditation through September 2026. This reaccreditation is the culmination of a three-year self-study and application process and hours of diligent, hard work by Jonathan and everyone else at CHAPA.
  • Jonathan Bowser, who serves on the National Steering Committee of Smiles for Life: a National Oral Health Curriculum was recently the recipient of the Smiles for Life 10th Anniversary Award in recognition of his dedications and outstanding contributions to the project. He has also been named to the Academy of Medical Educators, CU SOM.
  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Department of Pediatrics CHAPA Program as one of the topped ranked PA programs.