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Allied Health Preparation

Guidance is given to students interested in applying to professional and graduate programs in the following fields:

  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Medical technology
  • Physical therapy
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Physician's assistant
  • Health Administration
  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health
  • Many others    

Admission tests such as the Allied Health Admission Test, the Optometry College Admission Test (OCAT), or the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) are usually taken during the Spring Semester of the junior year.  Required courses for admission vary with each discipline; therefore, the student's course of study should be constructed in consultation with the Pre-Medical Advising Committee. Generally recommended courses include Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Animal Physiology and Comparative Anatomy or Human Anatomy and Physiology, two years of Chemistry including Organic Chemistry, and one year of Mathematics including Statistics.