2020-2021 University Catalog

Post Baccalaureate Studies, Pre-Health Studies

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program allows students with a bachelor’s degree to complete the prerequisite requirements for a healthcare professional school. We offer a comprehensive curriculum for students who are seeking Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med or other pre-health coursework.

Students may complete a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree or choose individual courses to meet their educational goals.

Our program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in:

  • Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing
  • Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy
  • Many other related fields, including Public Health, Public Policy, Healthcare Administration and Healthcare MBA

Entrance Requirements

Students may apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program at any time. Our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and:

  • Have not yet completed their science or general pre-professional prerequisites,
  • Would like to enhance their current academic record or improve their GPA,
  • Are seeking a career change to a healthcare profession, or
  • Plan to complete Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med coursework

NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to check with their intended institution’s Admissions Office to ensure that our Post Baccalaureate Premed/Pre-Health coursework meets the prerequisite requirements. We do not advise or guarantee compatibility with the requirements of other institutions or programs.

In addition to meeting the qualifications of a student of the College of Health and Wellness, applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program must submit:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Course Requirements

 

COURSES FOR POST-BACCALAUREATE, PRE-HEALTH STUDIES

Section A: Science and Math

Several of our science courses are offered in accelerated format, allowing you to complete one full academic year of a two-course sequence in only one 15-week trimester - half the time it typically takes in many other Post-Bacc Pre-Med/Pre-Health programs.

Foundational Sciences:

CHE-1100GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1

4

CHE-1200GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2

4

CHE-2100ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

4

CHE-2200ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

4

MTH-1000FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3.5

PHY-1100GENERAL PHYSICS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS

4

PHY-1200GENERAL PHYSICS 2: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

4

CHEM2049: Prerequisite: General Chemistry 1

CHEM2058: Prerequisite: General Chemistry 2

CHEM2059: Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry 1

PHYS2040: Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics

PHYS2041: Prerequisite: General Physics 1

Biological Sciences:

ANP-1100ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1

4

ANP-1200ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2

4

BIOL-1000INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY

4

BIOL-3200CELL BIOLOGY

4

BIOL-3300BIOCHEMISTRY

4

BIOL-4010MICROBIOLOGY

4

BIOL-4200GENETICS

4

MED-1000MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

1

ANAT1002: Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology 1

BIOL2020, BIOL3010: Prerequisite: Introduction to Biology

BIOC3110: Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry 2

BIOL4010, BIOL4410: Prerequisite: Introduction to Biology

Section B: Health Professions Core:

ANT-1000CULTURE & HEALTH

4

PSY-1000HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

4

PSY-3210PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION

3

SOC-1006SEX AND GENDER

3

SPA-1000SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3

HPC-3001COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3

HPC-3720CRITICAL THINKING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3

HPC-3002BIOETHICS

3

HPC-3003UNDERSTANDING AND USING RESEARCH

3

Graduation Requirements

Our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is a recommended course of study. There is no degree awarded.