Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health

Your First Step Toward Medical and Health Profession Programs

Post-Bacc Pre-Health Certificate Program

100% Online; 8-Week Courses

UNE Online’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate is a 18-30 credit program and is designed for students who want to pursue an advanced degree in healthcare or medicine but have yet to complete the required health science courses required for admission into health or medical school. With UNE Online’s competitive tuition and flexible, fully online course format, pursuing your Post-Bacc Pre-Health certificate allows you to complete your coursework sooner and more affordably.

This Post-Bacc Pre-Health certificate program has customizable curriculum, addressing the needs of students interested in applying to: medical school, PA (physicians assistant) school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, dental school, NP (nurse practitioner) school, PT (physical therapy) school, OT (occupational therapy) school, RD (registered dietitian) school, or other graduate health professional programs.

UNE Online is here to support you in your health-related career goals. Students in the Post-Bacc Pre-Health certificate program will have the ability to work with an academic advisor to assist with laying out their course plan and structure to meet your individual needs and prepare you for the health or medical program of your choice. In addition, students will be awarded a committee letter at the successful completion of the Post-Bacc program to assist with entry and acceptance into medical school.

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Post Bacc Pre-Health Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Apply by August 1, 2022

Courses begin August 24, 2022

Tuition: $380/credit

Why Choose the University of New England Online?

Fully Online

Fully Online

Courses are delivered fully online, allowing you flexibility to complete coursework around your schedule.

Affordable

Affordable

UNE Online offers some of the most affordable and competitive tuition rates, allowing you to complete your program for less.

Supportive

Supportive

Students will have an academic advisor to help with course selection based on their individual needs, and will benefit from engaged faculty and a student support team.

Added Benefits

Added Benefits

We prepare you not only with the science prerequisites you need, but we also offer committee letters and linkage agreements to bolster your acceptance into medical school.

Post-Bacc Pre-Health Tracks

With a customizable curriculum to meet the needs of individual students, University of New England Online’s Post-Bacc Pre-Health program offers a variety of focus areas or program tracks to help students meet the prerequisite requirements for their chosen path. Some of the program tracks we offer include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Veterinary

The UNE Online Experience

"I took full advantage of the self-paced nature and flexibility of the classes.I have a wife and three young kids and I work full time, so flexible scheduling has been very important to me. I try to keep them at the forefront of the decisions I make, so I worked out a schedule for myself where I work on my courses in the early morning while they are asleep."

Tola Ilegbusi, working toward Medical School acceptance to become an MD

Admissions

At UNE Online, our goal is to admit students who demonstrate an ability to be successful in the Post-Bacc Pre-Health program and who will continue that success in their future health care endeavors. When processing applications we consider all aspects of the student’s candidacy. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended, but most candidates will possess stronger academic records. Your application to the Post-Bacc Pre-Health program will include an unofficial transcript, as well as a personal statement to be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Admission Requirements:

  • At least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA – 3.0 recommended
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Completed Application (no fee required)

 

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Curriculum

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate provides preparatory academics in a flexible online environment geared for individuals who aspire to enter various health programs including medical school, dental school, physicians assistant school, veterinarian schools, and various other health professions. The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate program is a fully online program. Laboratory sessions are 100% online and offer sophisticated science experiments and lessons that don’t require a campus commute. We offer both digital and tactile labs depending on the course, that correspond to a rigorous digital curriculum and easy to follow platform.

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate requires the successful completion of 18 – 30 credit hours. Medical college admissions requirements depend on the receiving institution. Our pre-health advisors will work with you to identify the courses needed for medical school admissions requirements. Example curriculum and additional health profession admissions requirements for UNE colleges are outlined below.

*School requirements may vary. We recommend students review school admissions requirements.

Sample track curriculums and admissions information provided in selections below:

Medical

Fall Semester (August – December)
A Term (Dates: 8/24 – 10/16)CreditsB Term (Dates: 10/19 – 12/11)Credits
Biology I Lecture / Lab4 CreditsBiology II Lecture / Lab4 Credits
General Chemistry I Lecture / Lab4 CreditsGeneral Chemistry II Lecture / Lab4 Credits
Physics I Lecture / Lab4 CreditsPhysics II Lecture / Lab4 Credits
Spring Semester (January – May)
A Term (Dates: 1/18 – 3/13)CreditsB Term (Dates: 3/15 – 5/10)Credits
Organic Chemistry Lecture / Lab4 CreditsOrganic Chemistry II Lecture / Lab4 Credits
Cell Biology Lecture / Lab4 CreditsBiochemistry Lecture / Lab4 Credits
A&P I Lecture / Lab4 CreditsA&P II Lecture / Lab4 Credits

View requirements for admissions to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to Dental School at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to Occupational Therapy at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to Pharmacy College at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to Physical Therapy program at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to Physicians Assistant program at University of New England. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to your chosen veterinary school to identify courses needed. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

See medical section to view sample pre-med curriculum. Specific courses needed for chosen career fields will be identified with your pre-health advisor.

View requirements for admissions to your chosen nursing school to identify courses needed. Our Pre-Health advisors will work with you to create a curriculum that meets the needs of your chosen path.

Tuition

Tuition for the University of New England Online Post-Bacc Pre-Health program is among the most affordable available at just $380/credit.* This means you have the opportunity to complete your prerequisites for medical school for significantly less than at many other schools. Additionally, because all of our courses are delivered 100% online, you will not incur the cost of traveling or relocating to complete your Post-Bacc Pre-Health program. (*Note: Tuition is subject to change. Listed tuition does not include the cost of fees, books, or additional credits that may be required, etc. Contact Student Financial Services to learn more.)

Tuition
$6,840 – $11,400

Complete
in as little
as 1 year

UNE Online Post Bacc Pre Health (PBPH) Certificate Completion - FAQ

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health program is for those with a degree who lack prerequisite science courses to apply to medical school, or professional healthcare programs. This program also accommodates a range of health related career goals. The flexibility allows you to develop an individualized course of study to prepare you for the health care or medical program of your choice.

UNE Online offers some of the most affordable tuition rates available. At $380/credit, you’ll be able to complete your Post-Bacc Pre-Health certificate for as little as $6,840*, well below the cost of many other programs. Additionally, because all of our courses are delivered 100% online, you will not incur the cost of traveling or relocating to complete your Post-Bacc Pre-Health program.(*Note: Tuition is subject to change. Listed tuition does not include the cost of fees, books, additional credits that may be required, etc.)

Yes! Our students have used these courses to prepare for graduate-level veterinary, dental, physician assistant, chiropractic, physical therapy, and public health degrees, to name a few.

You may begin the Post-Bacc Pre-Health program at any of the three start terms entry points: Fall, Spring, or Summer. Students begin the Program in the term that will align best with their schedules.

Most students will complete the Post-Bacc Pre-Health program in one 12-month period. Students with no previous coursework may take longer to complete. Our admissions & student support team will work with you to design an education plan that fits your needs.

The Post-Bacc Pre-Health admission committee will seek to admit those who will make the finest medical professionals and healthcare providers. Applications will be considered as there are no standardized test requirements, but a recommended undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Post-Bacc Pre-Health students will work with an academic advisor to assist with laying out their course plan and structure. Advisors will assist with choosing proper courses, and balancing academics with other activities. Instructors will hold weekly office hours for students to discuss content related questions. Student Support will also be available for non-content related questions.

The UNE Online PBPH courses are 100% online. Courses are asynchronous— meaning no set meeting times— however there will continue to be weekly submission deadlines. You are not required to be in your course at a certain time each day.

In order to receive your Post-Bacc Pre-Health Certificate, you will be required to submit a completion form during your last planned term in the program. The student support team can assist you with this.

UNE Online offers a personalized Committee Letter process to support each Post Bac Pre-Health (PBPH) student’s health school application. Whether you are applying for school for medicine, physician assistant, dental, veterinary, nursing, physical therapy, or pharmacy, your application will be strengthened with a committee letter. The letter authored by a pre-health committee or advisor will offer advocacy on your behalf by highlighting your accomplishments, examining challenges, and outlining your overall motivation for pursuing your chosen career.

Many health professional schools strongly encourage a committee letter in order to strengthen their candidacy. In order to receive your Committee Letter (or Continuing Education Pre-Health Advisor letter) at UNE, you need to successfully complete our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program and complete all of the steps in the Committee Letter process, while meeting all deadlines.

The Committee Letter process will:

  • Give you deadlines to prepare your application materials early (and to give you feedback on those materials well before application season opens)
  • Help you be prepared to succeed in your professional school interviews

Discuss the committee letter process with your advisor for a detailed list of the steps to complete and deadlines to meet.

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