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Pre-Allied Health

Pre-Allied Health

  • Bachelor of Science

The Pre-Allied Health Program

Students interested in careers in allied health (physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, pathology assistant and chiropractic medicine) 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.

Curriculum Prerequisites

  • Requirements

    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.

Program Highlights


The success rate for Saint Vincent students applying to allied health programs. This is a five-year rolling average from 2017-21.

Physical Therapy 10/13 77%
Physician Assistant  19/27 70%
Second Degree Nursing 16/16 100%
Occupational Therapy 6/9 67%
Pharmacy  11/11  100%

Schools Attended

Schools Saint Vincent graduates attended over the past 10 years.

Drexel University
Georgetown University
University of Virginia
University of Pittsburgh
Penn State University
Penn State Hershey
Temple University
Jefferson Medical College
West Virginia University
Trinity School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Commonwealth Medical College
The Ohio State University of Medicine
Uniformed Services University Of the Health Sciences: F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
University of Maryland 
Lincoln Memorial-DeBusk
Meharry Medical College
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus
Touro COM
Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Pittsburgh
Temple University
West Virginia University
University of California at San Francisco
Virginia Commonwealth
Creighton University

Salus University
Indiana University – Bloomington
University of Houston
Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
Ohio State University, College of Optometry

Kent State University
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic Schools
National University of the Health Sciences- Chiropractic Medicine
New York Chiropractic College
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Life University

Experiential Learning Prepares Students For Success

Gregory Bisignani, M.D., and Carl Hasselman, M.D., clinical professors at Saint Vincent College, describe their teaching laboratory periods in the Liberatore Human Anatomy Laboratory, a gift of Ralph and Donna Liberatore. The laboratory is used by undergraduate students for the study of human anatomy and physiology, facilitated by cadaveric dissection. The lab is also used by external clients for surgical training and demonstrations. Students observe and assist with demonstration surgeries, an opportunity Hasselman has described as a “huge step forward in preparing undergraduates for medical school.”