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Preprofessional – Allied Health
Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences

Preprofessional – Allied Health
As a liberal arts university, Dakota Wesleyan University prepares students for the most important emerging careers in healthcare. DWU offers a powerful, personalized approach for future healthcare and science professionals.

Medical and Allied Health
This program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in allied health areas including, but not limited to: pre-medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, chiropractic, dentistry, optometry and pharmacology. Students in health-related occupations, including dentistry and medicine, should obtain catalogs from the schools where they intend to complete their professional programs.

The faculty adviser will aid students in scheduling the courses from the university’s curriculum that fit most closely with the requirements of the professional schools. In the event that a student has not decided where he/she will finish, a suggested curriculum is offered below that meets most of the requirements of standard professional schools. Each student is ultimately responsible for ensuring that his/her program of study at DWU satisfies the requirements for the professional school(s) he/she wishes to attend.

All professional programs have different prerequisite courses for admittance. You are encouraged to research these program prerequisite criteria early in your college career (during second year) to create a plan of study.

Minor
Allied Health

All students should select a major, normally athletic training, biology or biochemistry.  Although these are not the only majors allowed to pursue an allied health graduate degree, these are the most common at DWU.

Allied Health Core

Biology – two courses with labs

8

Chemistry – 150 or higher

8

PSY 443 Abnormal Psychology

3

Electives *

6

Students should take courses outside their selected major. University regulations state that no course may count for both a major and a minor.

* Electives:

ATN 297

Pharmacology in Athletic Training

2

ATN 298

Medical Aspects in Athletic Training

3

ATN 320

Human Nutrition

3

ATN 330

Pathology and Evaluation of Injury I

3

ATN 335

Pathology and Evaluation of Injury II

3

ATN 390

Therapeutic Modalities

3

ATN 395

Therapeutic Exercise

3

ATN 455

Administration in Athletic Training

2

BIO 315

Genetics

4

BIO/CHM 335

Introduction to Biochemistry

3

BIO 344

Immunology

4

BIO 346

Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology

4

CHM 331/332

Organic Chemistry I and II

4

MTH 200

Statistical Methods I

3

NUR 100

Medical Terminology

2

PHS 210/220

General Physics I and II

4

PHS 260/270

University Physics I and II

4

SPX 315

Kinesiology

3

SPX 410

Physiology of Exercise

3

 

Nursing (see nursing section of the catalog)

 


Other Programs
Additional preprofessional programs can be found in the following catalog sections:
Pre-engineering - Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy
Pre-theology - Religion and Philosophy
Pre-law – History

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