Course Prerequisites

General Information - All prerequisite coursework must be:

  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada.
  • Completed no later than Fall semester of the year of application. Please note: Applicants will not be considered for admission if they are taking more than two prerequisite courses during Fall Semester.

*We will accept pass/no pass for any course taken between January and May of 2020

Required Courses

All prerequisite coursework must be taken at the listed requirement below or the quarter/trimester/semester credit hour equivalent.

  • Biology with lab: 4 credit hours (Genetics does not fulfill this requirement) 
  • Human anatomy with lab: 4 credit hours (comparative anatomy may not be substituted)
  • Human physiology with lab: 4 credit hours (animal physiology or kinesiology may not be substituted)
  • Microbiology with lab: 3 credit hours
  • Organic chemistry with lab: 8 credit hours (general chemistry may not be substituted)
  • Biochemistry: 3 credit hours
  • Psychology: 3 credit hours
  • Statistics: 3 credit hours
  • Medical Terminology: 1 credit hour Note: Medical Terminology may be completed online but must be taken for a grade at an accredited university in the United States or Canada. Courses taken for a certificate must be pre-approved and will be reviewed on a case by case basis and proof of completion will be required if the course is accepted. Courses taken for CME or CEU will not be accepted.

AP Prerequisite Coursework

  • May be accepted towards program prerequisites if courses are listed as AP coursework on a CASPA verified transcript from a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada
  • Will not be accepted towards prerequisite courses that require a lab

Online Prerequisite Coursework

  • Other than the exceptions listed below, all labs must be conducted in person.  Online lectures will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. 
  • For courses between January and May of 2020, we will accept online lab work only if the lab was started in person but converted to online/remote due to COVID-19. 
  • For summer and fall 2020 as well as spring 2021, the PA program will accept online prerequisites, including labs. 
  • For summer and fall 2021, the PA program will accept online prerequisites on a case-by-case basis only.