Allied Health Course Path

Physician assistant and physical or occupational therapy programs require pre-requisite coursework that includes several courses in both chemistry and biology. Thus it is recommended to begin the introductory series (CHEM 120/CHEM 150 and BIOL 133) of both disciplines in the first year of study. It is important to be familiar with your schools' particular prerequisite coursework and to meet with a pre-health advisor to be sure you are on the correct path to meet your goals. In addition to required coursework, there is a significant amount of clinical shadowing hours that are required to be a competitive applicant. For more information, see the plan of study for your discipline: