General Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Hours

General Biology (Including Zoology)
8
Anatomy & Physiology*
8
General Chemistry*
4
Kinesiology*
3
English Composition
6
Speech
3
Psychology
 
   General
3
   Lifespan**
3
   Abnormal
3
Social Science
 
   General Sociology
3
   Anthropology
3
Humanities****
9
Statistics
3
Medical Terminology
1
Electives*****
30
   
Total
90

 

*Must include laboratory experiences completed within five years prior to application. Upper level courses will be accepted to meet the lower level science requirements if taken within five years prior to application. Candidates wishing to request a waiver of this limitation must write to the Chair documenting the current level of knowledge. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.

**Course content MUST cover conception to death. Two courses may be required if taken in the psychology department. If one lifespan course is offered in another department, submit a copy of the course syllabus with admission application to request substitution.

***Recommended courses to complete the required semester hours include political science, government, and economics.

****Recommended courses to complete the nine semester hours include logic or reasoning (preferred), foreign language, philosophy, ethics, literature, and/or fine arts.

*****Recommended courses include: computer/technology skills, kinesiology, education, technical or critical writing, fine and performing arts, language and communication systems, philosophy, and industrial arts or activity-based courses (e.g., woodworking, ceramics, photography).

No more than four credits in activity-based courses are acceptable.

Proof of one year of American history at the high school or college level is a requirement for graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Applicants must demonstrate good physical and mental health consistent with the demands of the educational program.

 

 

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