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Online Statistics for the Health Professions

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Statistics for the Health Professions, MATH 1005, is a four-credit hour, one-semester online course designed by Dr. Lori Koban, PhD, for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who need a graduate level statistics course as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professions programs.

Graduate programs that may require MATH 1005: Statistics for the Health Professions may include but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Physician assistant (PA)
  • Genetic counselor

Course outline

MATH 1005 offers the same major subject and content areas as a traditional statistics course but differs in an emphasis on medically relevant material. A substantial number of human health examples are included to demonstrate the applicability of statistics to health and disease. View the full MATH 1005 Course Outline.

Course delivery

The course is delivered using Blackboard Learn and includes lecture outlines, homework problems with solutions, quizzes, and online support. Some exams are offered online, and others are taken at a distance under the guidance of a proctor. They may also be taken on the UNE or UMF campus. The statistical program SPSS will be used, and there will be a culminating course project. Each day the professor will have an hour of availability via email or phone.  Communication with the professor is strongly encouraged.

Enroll anytime, finish at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete the online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for it’s flexibility. For added convenience, students may enroll at any time. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in less than 16 weeks.


There are no prerequisite courses that must be completed before registering for this course.

Technical Requirements

To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.

Required Course Materials

MATH 1005 Required Course Materials

Basic Statistics for the Health Sciences
5th Edition
Jan Kuzma and Steve Bohneblust
McGraw-Hill 2004

SPSS Software Purchased towards the end of the course.

Visit the UNE Bookstore to order your course materials.

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1260
Registration: $25
Total: $1285
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

  1. Online Proctoring Center

    For instruction on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

  2. Written Proctored Exam

    Students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's Campus. Please contact us for information at or (207) 602-2494. For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.

Enrollment online any time

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. You will be required to submit payment in full at the time of registration. Your official start date is the date that the course opens, and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course. Upon registration you will receive an emailed receipt for payment, followed within 24 hours by a "next steps" email. If you have any questions, please call your student support specialist at 1-855-325-0894.

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call 1-855-325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.

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