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Online Statistics for the Health Professions

MATH 1005: Online Statistics Class

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Statistics for the Health Professions, MATH 1005, is a four-credit hour, one-semester online statistics course for individuals who need a statistics course as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professions programs.

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

MATH 1005 course outline

MATH 1005, UNE’s online statistics class, 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 online statistics syllabus.

Course delivery

This online statistics class is delivered using Blackboard Learn and includes lecture outlines, homework problems with solutions, quizzes, and online support. The statistical program SPSS will be used, and there will be a culminating course project. Each week the professor will have an hour of availability via email or phone.  Communication with the professor is strongly encouraged.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete this online statistics class in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility.  Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in fewer than 16 weeks.


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

Technical Requirements

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

Required course materials


  • Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics
    Andy Field, 5th edition, Sage, 2018
  • The textbook and SPSS may be purchased as a package published under ISBN: 9781544328225.

Textbooks need to be purchased separately and are not part of your registration fee. Course materials are available through our bookstore at or online through various booksellers.

SPSS Software

You will need to purchase the SPSS Statistics software to complete this course. The cost of SPSS (about $40) is not included in the cost of this course.  The UNE bookstore, linked above, and other online book retailers can sell you a bundled edition of the textbook and SPSS.

Scientific Calculator

You will need access to a scientific calculator for this course. Any calculator that has an exponent and square root key suffices. Using cell phones or online calculators is not recommended. If you need to purchase a calculator you need to make sure it is “scientific”. There are many inexpensive options available that will suffice for this class as most calculations will be done using SPSS.

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1400
Registration: $25
Total: $1425

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. Payment is due 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.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call an Enrollment Counselor at 1-855-325-0894, email, or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military 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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