Preparation for the health profession
The undergraduate educational requirements for health-related professions differ from field to field. While a degree in biology is not a requirement for acceptance into most health-related educational institutions, we do recommend it.
All biology majors are given an academic advisor upon entering the university. If, at the end of the freshmen year, the student has maintained at least a 3.00 GPA and is still interested in the health professions, he or she will be transferred to one of our health professions advisors, Dr. Peter Schneible, OFM of the Biology Department or Dr. Donna Brestensky of the Chemistry Department.
All biochemistry and non-biology majors interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field should contact one of the health professions advisors as soon as possible.
MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS ►
The minimum requirements for most health-related educational institutions are as follows:
Biology - 1 year with lab
Chemistry - 2 years (general - 1 year with lab; organic - 1 year with lab)
||Physics - 1 year with lab
English (composition) - 1 year
Note: The courses listed are just the bare minimum. Some schools will require other courses in addition to those mentioned above. The specific courses required will vary from institution to institution. If you would like the specific information, talk to Dr. Peter Schneible, OFM of the Biology Department or Dr. Donna Brestensky of the Chemistry Department.
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Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)
AAMC - American Association of Medical Colleges
AMCAS - American Medical College Application Service
MCAT - Medical Colleges Admission Test
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
AACOM - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine Resources
AADS - American Association of Dental Schools
Dental Schools in the U.S. and Canada
DAT - Dental Admission Test
AADSAS - Amer. Assoc. of Dental Schools Application Service
Physicians Assistant (PA)
AAPA - American Academy of Physicians Assistants
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
AAPA - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
NC Central - Info for and about Nurse Practitioners
APTA - American Physical Therapy Association
Physical Therapist Online
The World of Physical Therapy
AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
AOTF - American Occupational Therapy Foundation
WWW Virtual Library of Pharmacy
AACPE - American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, Accredited Programs
AAPS - American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
ACA - American Chiropractic Association
AVMA - American Veterinary Medicine Association
AVMF - American Veterinary Medical Foundation
WWW Virtual Library of Veterinary Medicine