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The Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate provides recognition that a student has completed courses required for admission into academic programs in health fields such as Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D), Doctor of Physical Therapy (PTD), or Physician Assistant (PA).

Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education to qualify for program entry. To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 14 credit hours from the courses listed. A minimum grade of C is required for all courses. If a student does not meet the prerequisites for a listed course, additional courses may be required.

Course selections must be approved by the student’s advisor.


Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Qualify for admission to graduate-level academic programs in allied health fields or Biology

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Depends on graduate-level field of study

Graduate Employment Outlook

Depends on field of study

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Depends on field of study

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Certificate program does not include co-op



Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)

Program Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or Program Advisor consent, is required to enroll in the certificate program.

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 1 3 3 4
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 2 2 2 3
Semester 2
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 3 3 3 4
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 4 2 2 3
Total Credits: 10 10 14


Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate Electives
Complete at least 14 credits from courses listed below, with a minimum grade of C for all courses. Students must consult with the Program Advisor before registering for courses.
BIO 115 Human Genetics 3
BIO 131 Biology 1 5
BIO 132 Biology 2 5
BIO 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
BIO 220 Microbiology 3
BIO 230 Pharmacology 3
BIO 240 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 250 Cell Biology 5
BIO 260 Genetics 5
BIO 270 Ecology 5
BIO 275 Animal Behavior 5
BIO 240 Pathophysiology 3
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHE 111 Bio-Organic Chemistry 4
CHE 121
& CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Lab *
CHE 122
& CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Lab *
CHE 201
& CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab *
CHE 202
& CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab *
Other Electives
DT 120 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle 3
PSY 225 Lifespan Development 3

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