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Health Science and Math Courses Offered Fully Online 

Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP)

*Please review the UNE Aca­d­e­m­ic Cat­a­log for the most up-to-date course descrip­tions and pro­gram infor­ma­tion

The Sci­ence Pre­req­ui­site for Health Pro­fes­sions cours­es at UNE Online are for stu­dents who wish to enter a health pro­fes­sions pro­gram but need one or two pre­req­ui­site cours­es in order to com­plete their grad­u­ate or med­ical school appli­ca­tion. Most of our SPHP stu­dents are either enrolled at anoth­er uni­ver­si­ty already, or have actu­al­ly com­plet­ed their under­grad­u­ate degree and just need one or two class­es to sat­is­fy their nurs­ing pre­req­ui­sites or med­ical school pre­req­ui­sites. 

Online science prerequisite courses offered:

Accredited University

The Uni­ver­si­ty of New Eng­land is region­al­ly accred­it­ed through the New Eng­land Asso­ci­a­tion of Schools and Col­leges (NEASC).

Enroll anytime

While you may enroll into our cours­es at any time, all cours­es start on the first and third Wednes­day of the month. Course reg­is­tra­tions need to be com­plet­ed by noon EST on the Mon­day before the course opens. Please refer to the Aca­d­e­m­ic Cal­en­dar for spe­cif­ic dates.

Take as many science prerequisites as you require

Stu­dents may take as many cours­es as need­ed in order to meet the pre­req­ui­site require­ments for the health pro­fes­sions pro­gram to which they are apply­ing. Many health pro­fes­sions pro­grams accept these cours­es but we encour­age you to check with the schools to which you are plan­ning to apply to ver­i­fy that the cours­es are accept­able before you reg­is­ter.

No need to be matriculated

As long as you meet the pre­req­ui­sites for the indi­vid­ual cours­es, you may enroll in the post-bac­calau­re­ate online sci­ence pre­req­ui­site cours­es. You do not need to apply to UNE — you only need to reg­is­ter for the course you need. The cours­es are self-paced and designed to be com­plet­ed with­in 16 weeks. 

Learning Outcomes for Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Program

Upon completing a lecture course, students will be able to:

  1. Com­mu­ni­cate sci­en­tif­ic con­cepts and infor­ma­tion clear­ly.
  2. Illus­trate fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of the sci­en­tif­ic method, as well as fun­da­men­tal laws, the­o­ries, and prin­ci­ples of sci­en­tif­ic dis­ci­plines.
  3. Apply knowl­edge and crit­i­cal think­ing skills to sci­en­tif­ic prob­lems.

Upon completing a lab course, students will be able to:

  1. Ask a ques­tion or define a prob­lem that can be test­ed.
  2. Hypoth­e­size pos­si­ble result(s).
  3. Plan and/or con­duct an inves­ti­ga­tion indi­vid­u­al­ly and/or col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly to pro­duce data to serve as the basis for evi­dence. 
  4. Ana­lyze data using tools, tech­nolo­gies, and/or mod­els (i.e. com­pu­ta­tion­al, math­e­mat­i­cal, graph­i­cal, etc) in order to make valid and reli­able sci­en­tif­ic claims or deter­mine an opti­mal design solu­tion.
  5. Com­mu­ni­cate the results by con­struct­ing an expla­na­tion based on mul­ti­ple pieces of valid and reli­able evi­dence obtained from a vari­ety of sources (includ­ing stu­dents’ own inves­ti­ga­tions, mod­els, the­o­ries, sim­u­la­tions, peer review) and the assump­tion that the­o­ries and laws that describe the nat­ur­al world oper­ate today as they did in the past and will con­tin­ue to do so in the future.
  6. Apply sci­en­tif­ic ideas, prin­ci­ples, and/or evi­dence gained from var­i­ous exper­i­ments, as well as oth­er obser­va­tions and/or research, to pro­vide an expla­na­tion of phe­nom­e­na and solve design prob­lems, tak­ing into account pos­si­ble unan­tic­i­pat­ed effects.
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