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Prerequisite Courses

The following 51 credits are required from a regionally accredited college or university and must fulfill all College requirements regarding the acceptance of transfer credit. While students are strongly encouraged to complete all 51 credits prior to enrollment, students lacking up to 8 credits of the 51 prerequisite credits may be considered for admission with the understanding that all prerequisite courses will be completed within one year of entry into the program.  If in doubt of the suitability of the following prerequisite courses, please contact the CHP Welcome Center.

Area/Typical Course TitleMinimum Credits
ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION
English Composition
Two-semester sequence of English Composition6
Speech Communication
Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication3
MATHEMATICS
College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)3
SCIENCE
Biology
Principles of biology course with laboratory4
Anatomy & Physiology Course/courses with laboratory that covers all body systems*4-6
Microbiology
Microbiology with laboratory4
Chemistry
Principles of chemistry course3
Physics
General physics course with a laboratory4
FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES
Fine Arts
Music, Art, Theater3
Humanities
Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities3
SOCIAL SCIENCES
History
History of the United States or National Government3
History of Civilization or World History3
Psychology
General Psychology3
Sociology
Introduction to Sociology3
TOTAL49-51

*A single 4 credit anatomy & physiology course covering all body systems must be preapproved by the OMT department.  If approved, 2 credits of elective coursework must be completed in order to meet the 120 credit program requirement.

Science courses must be suitable for majors in those disciplines and must include laboratory credit in required courses. Other courses may fulfill the program’s requirements. Contact the CHP Welcome Center for course approval. If completed seven or more years prior to application, knowledge should be updated by taking appropriate current courses in Microbiology. CLEP credits are not acceptable to fulfill biological science requirements.

Marks of Pass/Credit will be considered grades of C and marks of Fail/No Credit will be considered grades of F for admission purposes.

Fulfillment of the prerequisite does not assure admittance into the professional program (please see How to Apply).