Pre-Requisites

Below are listed the most common pre-requisites for each health profession and the Bradley courses which will satisfy them.  Be aware that each health professional school may establish their own specific pre-requisites which may vary from this list, so it is your responsibility to carefully research the admission requirements for schools to which you plan to apply.  Pre-requisite courses may be taken as part of a Bradley major, minor, General Education or free electives.  Work with your academic advisor and Dr. Bennett to plan the best timing and sequence for completing pre-requisites for health professional schools.  All science courses should be taken with labs unless otherwise noted.

*See Dr. Bennett to discuss pre-requisites for other health professions not listed here

Pre-Medicine

See MSAR (Medical School Admissions Requirements) or Osteopathic Medical Collge Information Book for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 381 Comparative Animal Physiology OR BIO 230 AND 232 Human A&P I & II (BIO 231 & 233 labs optional)
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
  • CHM 360 Biochemistry (CHM 361 lab optional)
  • ENG 101 English Composition AND one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • SOC 100 The Sociological Perspective
  • Math & Statistics
    • 1 semester of Math: Choose from MTH 115 Brief Calculus w/Applications I, MTH 116 Brief Calculus w/Applications II, MTH 121 Calculus I, MTH 122 Calculus II
    • 1 semester of Statistics: Choose from MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences

Pre-Physical Therapy

See PTCAS program directory OR PTCAS Pre-Requisite Summary for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 231 Lab (*beginning Fall 2014)
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II And BIO 233 Lab (*beginning Spring 2015)
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • ENG 101 English Composition
  • FCS 301 Nutrition Today OR FCS 303 Nutrition
  • HS 460 Kinesiology
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • 1 semester of Statistics: Choose from MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
    • Additional PSY courses required or recommended for most PT programs: PSY 303 Lifespan Development OR PSY 350 Developmental Psychology; PSY 311 Principles of Abnormal Psychology OR PSY 356 Abnormal Psychology

Pre-Chiropractic

See ACC guidelines and individual Chiropractic school websites for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 231 Lab (*beginning Fall 2014)
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II And BIO 233 Lab (*beginning Spring 2015)
  • 3 semesters of Chemistry with at least 2 semesters of corresponding labs:
    • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
    • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
    • CHM 112 Engineering Chemistry
    • CHM 100/101 Fundamentals of General Chemistry and Lab
    • CHM 150 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry AND CHM 160 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
    • CHM 161 Organic-Biochemistry Lab for Health Science
    • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
    • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
    • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
    • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
    • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology

Pre-Dental

See ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • BIO 406 General Microbiology (preferred) or BIO 202 Microbiology & Immunology
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
  • CHM 360 Biochemistry (CHM 361 lab optional)
  • ENG 101 English Composition AND one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II

Pre-Occupational Therapy

See OTCAS Participating Programs Directory for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 231 Lab (*beginning Fall 2014)
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II And BIO 233 Lab (*beginning Spring 2015)
  • CHM 100/101 Fundamentals of General Chemistry and lab OR CHM 110/111 General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 302 Medical Terminology or NUR 391 Medical Terminology
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 303 Lifespan Development OR PSY 350 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 311 Principles of Abnormal Psychology OR PSY 356 Abnormal Psychology
  • 1 semester of Statistics: MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences
  • OT pre-requisites vary greatly between programs, and may also include COM 103 The Oral Communication Process, sociology, anthropology, ethics, nutrition, physics, additional chemistry, or others.

Pre-Optometry

See OptomCAS for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • BIO 406 General Microbiology (preferred) or BIO 202 Microbiology & Immunology
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
  • CHM 360 Biochemistry (CHM 361 lab optional)
  • ENG 101 English Composition AND one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • Math & Statistics – 1 year
    • 1 semester of Math: MTH 115 Brief Calculus w/Applications I, MTH 116 Brief Calculus w/Applications II, MTH 121 Calculus I, MTH 122 Calculus II
    • 1 semester of Statistics: MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences

Recommended:

  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 231 Lab (*beginning Fall 2014)
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II And BIO 233 Lab (*beginning Spring 2015)

Pre-Pharmacy

See PSAR (Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements) or PharmCAS Directory for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution OR BIO 310 Genetics
  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 231 Lab (*beginning Fall 2014)
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II And BIO 233 Lab (*beginning Spring 2015)
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
  • COM 103 The Oral Communication Process
  • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics, ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics, OR ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENG 101 English Composition AND one additional ENG course
  • Math & Statistics
    • 1 semester of Math: MTH 115 Brief Calculus w/Applications I, MTH 116 Brief Calculus w/Applications II, MTH 121 Calculus I, MTH 122 Calculus II
    • 1 semester of Statistics: MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • Other recommended courses include Biochemistry, Sociology, Microbiology

Pre-Physician Assistant

See PAEA Program Directory for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO 231 Lab (*beginning Fall 2014)
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II And BIO 233 Lab (*beginning Spring 2015)
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256/257 Organic Chemistry II highly recommended
  • CHM 302 Medical Terminology or NUR 391 Medical Terminology
  • ENG 101 English Composition
  • Math & Statistics
    • 1 semester of Math: MTH 109 College Algebra, MTH 112 Precalculus, MTH 115 Brief Calculus with Applications I, or MTH 121 Calculus I, or MTH 118 AND 119 Calculus with Review A&B
    • 1 semester of Statistics: MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • Additional PSY courses required or recommended for many PA programs: PSY 303 Lifespan Development OR PSY 350 Developmental Psychology; PSY 311 Principles of Abnormal Psychology OR PSY 356 Abnormal Psychology
  • PA pre-requisites vary greatly between programs, and may also include COM 103 The Oral Communication Process, sociology, microbiology, nutrition, genetics, biochemistry or others.

Pre-Podiatry

See AACPM guidelines and individual Podiatry school webpages for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
  • CHM 360 Biochemistry (CHM 361 lab optional)
  • ENG 101 English Composition AND one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology
  • SOC 100 The Sociological Perspective

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

See AAVMC for program-specific requirements. 

  • BIO 151 Molecules to Cells OR BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity OR BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology & Evolution
  • BIO 310 Genetics
  • BIO 406 General Microbiology (preferred) or BIO 202 Microbiology & Immunology
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I AND CHM 111 Lab
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II AND CHM 117 Lab
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 253 Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II AND CHM 257 Lab
  • CHM 360/361 Biochemistry and Lab
  • ENG 101 English Composition AND one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107 General Physics I OR PHY 110 University Physics I
  • PHY 108 General Physics II OR PHY 201 University Physics II
  • Math & Statistics
    • 1 semester of Math: MTH 115 Brief Calculus w/Applications I, MTH 116 Brief Calculus w/Applications II, MTH 121 Calculus I, MTH 122 Calculus II
    • 1 semester of Statistics: MTH 111, BIO 260 and 261 Biological Statistics I and II, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, EHC 310 Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences

Suggested Bradley elective courses for any pre-health student

Looking for some suggestions for your General Education selections or Junior/Senior hours?  Or looking to fill a gap in your schedule?  Consider some of these courses:

  • Any foreign language courses…the more, the better!
  • ANT 306 Illness & Healing: a Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • CHM 302 Medical Terminology or NUR 391 Medical Terminology
  • COM 292 Organizational Communication
  • COM 315 Intercultural Communication Theory
  • COM 395 Interviewing Communication: Process and Strategy
  • EHC 200 Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • EHC 370 Human Relations Development
  • EHC 375 Human Relations Laboratory
  • EHS 300 Professionalism Across Cultures
  • FCS 301 Nutrition Today
  • FCS 303 Nutrition
  • FIN 220 Personal Finance (How will you finance your education and manage loan repayment?)
  • HS 110 Introduction to Health Science
  • HS/FCS 220 Consumer Issues in Health Care
  • HS 330 Interdisciplinary Health Professions
  • HS 340 Comparative Health Policy
  • HS 350 Biomedical Ethics
  • ME 582 Medical Imaging (contact Professor John Engdahl for special permission)
  • NUR 217 Men’s Health Issues
  • NUR 219 Women and Health
  • NUR 263 Intro to Personal & Community Health
  • PHC 101 Introduction to Health Careers (*tentative new course for Fall 2014)
  • PHC 360 Health Career Development (*tentative new course for Summer 2014 or Spring 2015)
  • PHL 203 Logic (Great GRE prep!)
  • PHL 347 Ethics
  • PSY 201 Brain & Behavior
  • PSY 313 Health Psychology
  • RLS 330 The Human Condition
  • SOC 341 Medical Sociology
  • SOC 343 Sociology of Mental Health

If you plan to run a private practice, consider these or other business courses:

  • ATG 101 Survey of Accounting
  • BMA 342 The Legal Environment of Business
  • BMA 381 Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Students
  • BUS 100 Contemporary Business