Health professional programs require applicants to complete courses as undergraduates (or after graduating) in preparation for their curriculum. The goal of this prerequisite coursework is to ensure that all incoming students have the necessary foundational knowledge and a common vocabulary. Health professional programs consider the learning you demonstrate in prerequisite coursework sufficient evidence that you are ready their curriculum.
The following are general guidelines for coursework you may need to complete to apply to the health professional program of your choice. You may begin course planning with one or more of the following lists of guidelines, but it is critical to check websites of the schools where you want to apply as you finalize your plans. Health professions programs vary in their specific admissions requirements.