Heather Opseth, Des Moines University Physician Assistant Program

Heather Opseth, M.P.A.S., PA-C

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program

Professional Training
  • Diversity & Health Film Series Certificate of Completion, Des Moines University
  • Institutional Review Board CITI Training, Des Moines University
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Mandatory Reporter Training
Professional Organizations
  • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 2017 to present
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), 2012 to present
Service Community:

  • Iowa State Fair Blood Pressure Screenings
  • DMU Personal Wellness Profile Volunteer
  • Meals for the Heartland Volunteer
  • Lutheran Church of Hope, Waukee, Vacation Bible School Volunteer
  • National Kidney Foundation Volunteer
  • Water Source Protection Committee, City of Guthrie Center
  • Main Street Guthrie Center Public Art Steering Committee
  • Sports Physicals for Guthrie Center Schools
  • People’s Health Center Free Breast Exam Clinic, Lincoln, NE
  • Project Impact Volunteer, Union College
  • Community Foot Clinic for Homeless, Lincoln, NE
  • Lincoln Industries Employee Health Screenings Volunteer, Lincoln, NE


  • Des Moines University PA Admission Committee Chair, 2017 to Present
  • Des Moines University CHS Bylaws and Nominating Committee Chair, 2017 to Present
  • Des Moines University Strategic Action Plan Task Force member, 2018
  • John Kerb Society, Union College, 2009-2012

Union College, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, High Distinction
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA: Bachelor of Science; Majors: Biology and Psychology, Minor: General Science

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
State of Iowa, Board of Physician Assistants
Iowa Controlled Substance Certificate
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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