Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions


Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions
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The mission of the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program is to provide rigorous courses that help non-matriculated students develop a strong understanding of the content, oral and written communication skills, and critical and innovative thinking skills that provide the foundation for entry into, and successful completion of, graduate programs, particularly in the health sciences.

Program Description

The Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions (SPHP) program is primarily for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to enter a graduate program, but lack the necessary prerequisite courses. Many students enrolled in these courses will be working professionals. Students may enroll in SPHP courses at any time and from almost anywhere in the world. The courses are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, but they are self-paced, so students may complete the courses at an accelerated pace in order to meet their personal academic needs.

All of the courses in the SPHP program are included in UNE's regional accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), the highest standard of academic accreditation possible.

Many institutions accept these courses, but we encourage you to check with specific schools to verify that the courses are transferrable before you apply and/or register.

For more information on the courses offered within the SPHP program, including prerequisites, registration information, and a description of laboratory components, please call 1 (855) 325-0894 or email

Course Options

Courses Credits
MEDT 1000 - Medical Terminology 3
MATH 1030- Intro to Statistics 3
MATH 1010- College Algebra 3
MATH 1011- Pre Calculus 3
MATH 1020- Calculus I 4
MATH 1021- Calculus II 4
MATH 1050 - Applied Statistics 4
PHYS 1010 - Physics I 4
PHYS 1011 - Physics II 4
CHEM 1010 - General Chemistry I/Lecture 3
CHEM 1010L - General Chemistry I/Lab 1
CHEM 1011 - General Chemistry II/Lecture 3
CHEM 1011L - General Chemistry II/Lab 1
CHEM 1020 - Organic Chemistry I/Lecture 3
CHEM 1020L - Organic Chemistry I/Lab 1
CHEM 1021 - Organic Chemistry II/Lecture 3
CHEM 1021L - Organic Chemistry II/Lab 1
CHEM 1000- Survey of Chemistry 3
BIOL 1010 - Biology I w/Lab 4
BIOL 1011 - Biology II w/Lab 4
CHEM 1005 - Medical Biochemistry 4
PHSL 1010 - Medical Physiology 4
BIOL 1020 - Microbiology Lecture 3
BIOL 1020L - Microbiology Lecture and Lab 4
ANAT 1005 - Anatomy for the Health Professions 4
BIOL 1030 - Pathophysiology 4
BIOL 1040 - Genetics 4
BIOL 1050 - Cell Biology 3
BIOL 1055 - Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 1060 - Immunology 3
BIOL 1070 - Introduction to Pharmacology 3
NTRN 1010 - Principles of Human Nutrition 3
PSYO 1010 - Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYO 1020 - Developmental Psychology 3
PSYO 1030 - Abnormal Psychology 3
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I 3
ENGL 1011 - English Composition II 3
HSTL 1010 - Histology 3
COMN 1010 - Public Speaking 3
SOCI 1010 - Intro to Sociology 3
PHIL 1010 - Ethics 3
ANTH 1005 - Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 1005 - Intro to Microeconomics 3
ECON 1010 - Intro to Macroeconomics 3
EXSP 1010 - Exercise Physiology 3

Academic Policy

Courses in the SPHP program are equivalent to one-semester courses, designed to be completed in 16 weeks.

Enrollment in the course begins the day your section opens, which is listed in the Academic Calendar found on the SPHP Webpage.

Students must wait until the following term to retake a course. If a student wishes to retake a course within the same term, they need permission from the program.

Upon completion of a course, the course instructor submits a grade for each student. Students can typically request an official transcript within 5-7 days after completing the course.

Technology requirements may differ by course. Please email regarding technology requirements for a specific course.

Students take proctored exams online using Proctor U. This requires the student to allow an online proctor remote access to the student's computer. UNE holds academic integrity in the highest regard, so exams that are not proctored in their entirety are not credited. For instructions on creating an account and testing your equipment, please visit ProctorU. For detailed information about the mandatory, UNE-approved webcam and whiteboard needed for all proctored exams, please visit the SPHP student success portal.

Withdrawal from the Course and Refunds

To withdraw from a course, please go to the University Registrar website and complete the withdrawal form under "Science Prerequisite Course Forms." All correspondence with the UNE Registrar's office must be from your UNE email address. Please complete all sections of the withdrawal form, including your PRN, the CRN, course subject, and number (Example: ANAT 1005). This action will result in a W grade for the course. For withdrawal deadlines, please refer to the academic calendar. Please direct any questions about this process to the Student Service Advisory Team at

Refund Policy

To learn about the refund policy, please refer to The College of Professional Studies' Student Handbook.


Students may enter the program at any time, as long as they meet the prerequisites for the individual courses. They may take as many courses as needed to meet the prerequisite requirements for the health professions program to which they are applying, but they are encouraged to limit enrollment to a maximum of two courses simultaneously. For students wishing to take more than two courses at a time, please email a Student Service Advisor at or call 1 (855) 325-0894.

Financial Information

We do not accept any type of financial aid or payment plan at this time, with the exception of military assistance. Students are expected to make payment in full at the time of checkout.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2022–2023 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 2, 2022.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.