Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Health Professions Minor


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The Pre-Health Professions Minor is for students interested in the pre-health professions, specifically in the areas of: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy.

Successful completion of the pre-requisite courses required and recommended for health professions programs is only the first step. Please be sure to meet with the pre-health professions minor advisor prehealthminor@coastal.edu and review and complete pre-requisites of the specific programs you intend to apply. Below are course recommendations for three health professions program areas.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Requisite Courses Recommendation

BIOL 121  & BIOL 121L ; BIOL 232  &BIOL 232L ; CHEM 111  & CHEM 111L ; PSYC 101 ; PSYC 302  OR EDUC 336 ; PSYC 410 ; PUBH 222 ; STAT 201  & STAT 201L ; SOC 101  and possibly PHYS 206  & PHYS 206L  or PHYS 211  & PHYS 211L .

Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Requisite Courses Recommendation

BIOL 121  & BIOL 121L ; BIOL 122  & BIOL 122L ; BIOL 232  & BIOL 232L ; BIOL 242  & BIOL 242L ; BIOL 330  & BIOL 330L ; CHEM 111  & CHEM 111L ; CHEM 112  & CHEM 112L ; CHEM 331  & CHEM 331L ; PSYC 101 ; PSYC 410 ; PUBH 222 ; STAT 201  & STAT 201L .

Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Requisite Courses Recommendation

BIOL 121  & BIOL 121L ; BIOL 122  & BIOL 122L ; BIOL 232  & BIOL 232L ; BIOL 242  & BIOL 242L ; BIOL 330  & BIOL 330L ; CHEM 111  & CHEM 111L ; CHEM 112  & CHEM 112L ; MATH 160 ; PHYS 205  & PHYS 205L  OR PHYS 211  & PHYS 211L ; PHYS 206  & PHYS 206L  OR PHYS 212  & PHYS 212L ; PSYC 101 ; PSYC 410 ; PUBH 222 ; STAT 201  & STAT 201L ; and possibly CHEM 351  & CHEM 351L  and CHEM 352  & CHEM 352L .

As a reminder, health profession programs are highly competitive so it is recommended that students strive for an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5, achieve at least B grades in science courses, attain good program-specific standardized test scores, and complete field experience contact hours. Special focus on personal statements and letters of recommendation should be done as they are considerations for the selection process.

Although students can choose any major, those interested in medical, dental and veterinary professions, would find the curricula of the Biology (particularly the Cellular, Molecular and Genetics Concentration) or Biochemistry programs are aligned with course pre-requisites for those schools. Students interested in medical, dental, and veterinary schools should also contact the Pre-health Professions Committee at prehealth@coastal.edu.

Courses taken as requirements for the Public Health major (required courses, public health elective courses and the foundation) will not count towards the Pre-Health Professions minor.

Pre-Requisites Statement

Courses in the pre-health professions minor may require pre-requisite classes that must be completed prior to taking recommended courses. These pre-requisite courses may include, but are not limited to the following: MATH 130 , MATH 131 , and MATH 135 .

Other recommend courses for health professions fulfil the Core Curriculum so they have not been included in the minor. These courses include but are not limited to the following: SOC 101 , PSYC 101 , EXSS 122  or PUBH 121 .

Program Requirements


Choose 6 groups (minimum 22 credits) from the following:


Total Credits Required: 22-24 Credits


Courses taken as requirements for the Public Health major (required courses, public health elective courses and the foundation) will not count towards the Pre-Health Professions minor.

*As both BIOL 121  AND BIOL 121L  as well as CHEM 111  AND CHEM 111L  groups can count in the core, if both groups are taken, one group will be counted in the core, while the other will be counted as a minor selection.

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