Health Sciences

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  • Admission Requirements

    In addition to the admission standards of the institution and the general admission requirements of the School of Health Related Professions, candidates seeking admission to the Health Sciences program must:

    1. Have an associate degree or a minimum of 54 semester hours (Track I) or 60 semester hours (Track II) of academic credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;  
      (Effective July 1, 2016, incoming Track I applicants will need 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.)
    2. Submit:
      • A copy of a current license, registration, or certification in a health care field (Track I)
      • An employee verification from their previous or current supervisor in a health care institution (Track II only); or
      • Documentation detailing observation of various clinical and/or administrative support roles within the health care environment (Track II only)
      • Documentation of a recent community service within the health care environment (Track II only)  
    3. Have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on 4.00 scale; and
    4. Have successfully completed (a grade of C or better) the following minimum prerequisite requirements:

    Prequisite courses

    Prerequisite CoursesNumber of CoursesSemester Hours
    English Composition
    Social or Behavioral Science1
    College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning or Higher Mathematics
    Humanities and Fine Arts2
    Natural Science3
    Total Prerequisites


    Course choices

     1Social and behavioral sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.

    2Humanities and fine arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.

     3Natural sciences include courses such as astronomy, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, geology, physics or physical science.

    The program director and the dean must approve any exceptions to the requirements listed above.