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The Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) online courses are for students who wish to enter a health professions program but may need just one or two courses to fill a gap in their transcript.

These courses are taken as needed and do not require students to be enrolled in an overall program. SPHP courses are self-paced and designed to be completed within 16 weeks.

Why Take Prerequisite Courses with UNE Online?

    UNE Online’s science prerequisite courses provide students with a convenient and flexible approach to completing prerequisite requirements. With over twenty start dates a year, we make registering simple and flexible.

    Also, our self-paced format allows students to pace out their course and finish on their own time within the 16 weeks in order to meet application deadlines. These courses are specifically designed to meet prerequisite requirements for many graduate programs and other professional needs.

    These course offerings may also assist with content review for the MCAT and other entrance exams.



    SPHP Course Highlights:

      Students have applied to various health professions graduate programs

      Upon completion of their course(s), science prerequisite students utilize their SPHP courses for prerequisite requirements found in health professions graduate programs such as:

      • Dental
      • Dietetics & Nutrition
      • MD/DO
      • Nursing
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Optometry
      • Pharmacy
      • Physical Therapy
      • Physician Assistant
      • Veterinary
      • …and more

      Widely accepted throughout the United States

      Many graduate health professions programs accept UNE Online’s science prerequisite courses, but before you register, we encourage you to check with the school(s) to which you are planning to apply to verify that they will accept the courses. If the school has questions about our course offerings, don’t hesitate to have them reach out to our Student Service Advisor Team.

      How does registration work?

      You may enroll for a course at any time through the self-service registration portal. You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts.

      Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course. Please note payment is due in full at the time of registration. Online registration will remain open during holidays when the university is closed.

      View a list of available start dates.



      If you have any questions about registration, the coursework or course requirements, please reach out to one of our student service advisors at the emails and phone numbers below.

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      If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call (855) 325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance or view our Veteran Benefits page for more info.