The Pre-Allied Health Program

Students interested in careers in allied health (physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, etc.) can major in integrated science – allied health, biology, or biochemistry.  The allied health committee will help to guide students through their undergraduate program.  The committee helps students choose appropriate courses, find internships, and apply for professional programs.  Saint Vincent students have been highly successful in attending these programs.

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Success rate for Saint Vincent students applying to allied health program over the last 4 years by program is shown below.  The five year rolling average for all allied health programs is 83%.


Allied Health Professional Program # Matriculants/# Applicants % Accepted
Physical Therapy 7/10 70%
Physician Assistant 7/9 78%
Nursing 8/8 100% 
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Typical prerequisite courses for each of the allied health programs are given below.  Each individual school has specific requirements and students should consult each school’s website.

Physical Therapy – one year of general chemistry, one year of general biology, one year of general physics, one year of anatomy and physiology, statistics, introduction to psychology, and life span development.

Physician Assistant – one year of general chemistry, one year of general biology, one year of anatomy and physiology, one semester of organic chemistry, microbiology, statistics, introduction to psychology.

Occupational Therapy – one year of general biology, one year of anatomy and physiology, introduction to psychology, lifespan development, statistics, abnormal psychology.

Nursing – one year of general biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of anatomy and physiology, microbiology, statistics, nutrition, lifespan development.

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Schools Saint Vincent graduates attended 2014-2017

Physical Therapy - Chatham University, Misericordia University, University of Mount Union, Slippery Rock, Franklin-Pierce University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Wheeling Jesuit University.

Physician Assistant - Chatham University, Salus University, Lock Haven University, Seton Hill University.

Occupational Therapy - University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences.

Nursing - Duquesne University, Wheeling Jesuit.