University of Wisconsin–Madison

Coursework

Health professional programs require applicants to complete courses as undergraduates or graduates that will prepare you for the curriculum they plan to teach you. The goal of prerequisite coursework is to ensure that incoming students of health professional programs have foundational knowledge and a common vocabulary that are necessary to begin in relatively similar learning positions as everyone else in the incoming class. Health professional programs consider the learning you demonstrate in prerequisite coursework sufficient evidence that you are likely to be successful in their curriculum.

The following are general guidelines for coursework you may need to apply to health professional programs. You may begin course planning with one or more of the following lists of guidelines, but it is critical to be informed by the websites of schools where you want to apply as you finalize your plans. Health professions programs vary in their specific admissions requirements.

Chiropractic
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Public Health
Veterinary Medicine