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 Title||Minimum Credits|
|Two-semester sequence of English Composition||6|
|Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication||3|
|College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)||3|
|Principles of biology course with laboratory||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology Course/courses with laboratory that covers all body systems*||4-6|
|Microbiology with laboratory||4|
|Principles of chemistry course||3|
|General physics course with a laboratory||4|
|Music, Art, Theater||3|
|Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities||3|
|History of the United States or National Government||3|
|History of Civilization or World History||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
*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 Application Procedures).