Student Activities


A group of P-A students pose for a photo while on a trip to the river

The University of Florida offers multiple opportunities to ensure that balance and health are a priority in each student’s life. The campus offers many recreation options including two gyms, a multitude of outdoor recreation areas, trails, and Lake Wauberg, the university’s own lake, where students can swim, sail, boat, or even wakeboard!

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Intramural Sports

P-A students pose for a photo while holding up their orange and blue intramural shirts
Members of the UF PA Class of 2020 teamed up with MD students and won the Intramural Indoor Soccer Championship!

Led by the Intramural Chairperson, each class participates in numerous intramural sports. Students also have the option to join a team as a free agent.

Each semester, UF Intramural Sports offers leagues and one-day tournaments in diverse activities including flag football, soccer, indoor and sand volleyball, basketball, softball, dodgeball, kickball, wallyball, and tennis.

For more information on UF Intramural Sports as well as scheduled activities and competition, visit Intramural Sports.

Community Service

Four P-A students pose for a photo wearing matching blue polo shirts while volunteering for the The Lyrics For Life concert
First year PA students volunteered at The Lyrics For Life concert which raised money to support Stop Children’s Cancer

PA Students are encouraged to give back to the community during the academic year.

The most regular service site for University of Florida PA Students is the Equal Access Clinic Network. The EAC network is made up of student-run, free healthcare clinics that are sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine. PA student volunteers interview patients and develop an assessment and plan in collaboration with volunteer attending physicians and physician assistants.

Furthermore, each class elects a community service chair who coordinates class wide service activities. In the past, classes have participated in various service projects including Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House, and the annual Sickle Cell Awareness walk.

To learn more about the EAC Network, please visit

State and National Conferences

Five people pose for a photo while wearing conference lanyards around their necks

It is strongly recommended that all PA students take membership in two organizations that service PAs within Florida, FAPA (Florida Academy of Physician Assistants) and AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants). These organizations provide resources to their PA members, and both are strong advocates for improving laws that directly affect the PA profession.

Each year, both organizations hold conferences that can be attended by students at a discounted rate. Generally, a contingent of UF PA students attend the AAPA national conference and the FAPA Spring conference. While the cost of attendance is the responsibility of each student, between class funds, grants from the College of Medicine, and allowances given each year from the organizations themselves, participating in conferences can be done at a fraction of the usual rate.

Gator Sports

A large group of P-A students pose for a photo while wearing orange and blue, Gator-themed clothing

As a member of the SEC, the University of Florida is well known for it’s multitude of NCAA Division I college athletics. With a student ID, students can attend athletic events for free or at greatly discounted rates.

Gator Football is a favorite of many students, and PAs are no exception. Attending a game at Florida Field, “The Swamp,” is an experience like no other. Late in the summer semester, students can participate in a lottery to be eligible for discounted season tickets. There is also a special block for PA students, so that classmates can gather together during the game.

Check out the entire schedule and ticket procedures at