Health Professions (Continuing Education)

Health Professions (Continuing Education)

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The Health Professions Program at UNH is designed to help students who have a bachelor's degree pursue graduate study in various health fields. Whether you need to fulfill prerequisite courses or wish to strengthen your academic record, our flexible, student-focused Health Professions Program prepares you for graduate study in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and more.

WHAT IS THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS POST-BACCALAUREATE?

UNH's Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate is offered in Durham and Manchester and is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelors from an accredited college or university but need to complete the prerequisite requirements for admission to a professional healthcare program. Some individuals may need to enhance their existing academic record by retaking some or all their prerequisite coursework to increase the competitiveness of their application. Other individuals may want to change careers and need to complete all their prerequisite coursework.

WHY COMPLETE YOUR POST-BACCALAUREATE AT UNH?

You will complete a rigorous academic program and engage in hands-on learning through fieldwork supported by our state-of-the-art facilities. Our Pre-Professional Health Advising Office helps students interested in pursuingprofessional degrees make the right academic and extracurricular choicest to prepare for the extremely competitive application process. Students who participate in the Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate program will be providedwith personalized advising from the Pre-Professional Health Advisor to assist in course registration, answer questions about the application process, review application documents, and navigate other admissions requirements.

Potential Careers

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Naturopathic Physician

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UNH Acceptance Stats & Where UNH Grads Go


56%

MEDICAL SCHOOL
NATIONAL AVERAGE: 41%

 

Brown University
Dartmouth College
Tufts University
University of New England
Pennsylvania State University

83%

DENTAL SCHOOL
NATIONAL AVERAGE: 57%

 

Boston University
Harvard University
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Pittsburgh

42%

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAMS
NATIONAL AVERAGE: 32%

 

University of New England
MCPHS University
Tufts University
Northeastern University
Rutgers University

Curriculum & Requirements

Offered in Durham and Manchester.

WHAT IS THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS Program?

UNH’s Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university but need to complete the prerequisite requirements for admission to a professional healthcare program. Some individuals may need to enhance their existing academic record by retaking some or all their prerequisite coursework to increase the competitiveness of their application. Other individuals may want to change careers and need to complete all their prerequisite coursework.

WHY COMPLETE YOUR Program AT UNH?

You will complete a rigorous academic program and engage in hands-on learning through fieldwork supported by our state-of-the-art facilities. Our Pre-Professional Health Advising Office helps students interested in pursuing professional degrees make the right academic and extracurricular choices to prepare for the extremely competitive application process. Students who participate in the Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate program will be provided with personalized advising from the Pre-Professional Health Advisor to assist in course registration, answer questions about the application process, review application documents, and navigate other admissions requirements.

WHAT CLASSES DO I NEED TO COMPLETE?

While most professional programs require similar courses, the classes you need to take depend on the type of program you are planning to apply to in the future. It also depends on what type of student you are. Record enhancers may want to retake all their prerequisite courses to improve upon their grades or only retake the classes where they earned below B. Career changers, who may have taken some of the non-science prerequisite courses, may want to retake these courses if they are over 5 years old.

Most students apply to medical, dental, and physician assistant programs; the commonly required courses are listed below:

Medical & Dental
BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular4
or BIOL 413 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
or BIOL 414 Principles of Biology II
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
CHEM 651
CHEM 653
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHEM 652
CHEM 654
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
English - one year8
Psychology - one semester4
Sociology - one semester4
Statistics4
Calculus4
Physician Assistant
BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular4
or BIOL 413 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
or BIOL 414 Principles of Biology II
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
BMS 507Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BMS 508Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Psychology - one semester4
Statistics - one semester4

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall Start – July 1
  • Spring Start – December 1   
  • Summer Start – April 1

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Personal statement describing your desire to pursue a career in healthcare
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended, including dual enrollment courses taken at a community college while you were in high school.
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member is preferred)
  • Current resume

Send completed application to unhm.admissions@unh.edu or via mail to UNH Manchester, Office of Admission, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101

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