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Health Sciences Pre-Professional Studies PPS.S.AS

Associate of Science - 62 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Sinclair Health Sciences Pre-Professional Studies degree provides a flexible pathway for students interested in the following professions who wish to pursue transfer to a university program through an academic pathway* to the following Health Science Professions: Doctor of Dental Sciences, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician's Assistant, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. This degree does include some patient-interaction through work-based learning or clinical practicums. *Students will be advised that different professional schools have different pre-requisites and they must consult their intended school of study to determine their best curricular pathway to complete their prerequisites. Further courses may be needed in order to meet the pre-requisites required by different programs. Communication with an Academic Adviser is strongly recommended. This list is not inclusive. Further professional program prerequisites may be identified as students indicate interest. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Incorporate values and attitudes congruent with the profession's core values and code of ethics through the pursuit of lifelong learning. Develop a clear understanding of the intended medical profession that is being pursued.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide high quality entry-level patient care in a medical setting.
  • Apply effective skills in the areas of communication, critical thinking and problem-solving within the scientific process and/or medical practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of core concepts and ideas within the biological, chemical, physical, and/or mathematical area of prerequisite study sufficient to succeed in a medical field.

Career Opportunities

This highly transferable degree has been designed for the student interested in a medical degree in one of the following fields: Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Doctor of Pharmacy (DP), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), or Physician's Assistant (PA). Completion of this degree will position the student with over 60 credits toward entry to a University program as well as clinical experience in the field of interest (a requirement of many professional schools.) Working closely with an Academic Adviser, the student will be able to design their program to best fit the requirements of their intended profession and intended school of transfer.


There are no specific licensures or certifications for this degree.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1102 Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe 3
ALH 1120 (Nurse Aide Training) OR ALH 1250 (Healthcare Navigator Practicum) 3 - 4
BIO 1171 Principles of Biology I 5
BIO 1272 Principles of Biology II 5
CHE 1211 General Chemistry I 5
CHE 1251 Lab for General Chemistry I 0
CHE 1221 General Chemistry II 5
CHE 1261 Lab for General Chemistry II 0
CHE 2111 Organic Chemistry I 5
CHE 2151 Lab for Organic Chemistry I 0
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HUM 1135 (Environmental Ethics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
MAT 2240 (Calculus for the Life Sciences) OR MAT 2270 (Calculus & Analytic Geometry I) 4 - 5
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 9
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.