Pre-Podiatry

Pre-Podiatry

Offered by Health Science Programs

A minimum of 90 semester credit hours is required for admission at most podiatry schools. However, students pursuing a pre-podiatry curriculum are expected to choose a major so that they can be working towards a baccalaureate degree concurrently with the pre-podiatry medicine program. This requires a major/minor combination or a comprehensive major as well as completion of the UNK general studies requirements and other degree requirements as set forth in the college catalog. Medical schools do not specify which major a student should pursue in conjunction with his/her pre-podiatry medicine studies. Gaining acceptance into a podiatry school is a very competitive process. Completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission. Admission to a podiatry  school is based on scholastic record, MCAT scores, personal recommendations, interview with members of the admissions committee, shadowing, and other extra-curricular activities.

The following requirements are based on the admission requirements of podiatry schools. Students should check with those specific schools to which they intend to apply for additional requirements. Students should be aware of prerequisites on all courses, plan their coursework accordingly, and see their advisor for course planning.

Requirements
Select 8 credit hours from the following:8
General Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Human Microbiology
Restriction
Select no more than 1 of the following options:
Human Physiology
or
Anatomy and Physiology
and Anatomy and Physiology
Take all of the following:
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 161
161L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 360
360L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHEM 361
361L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
ENG 102Academic Writing and Research3
PHYS 205
205L
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
5
PHYS 206
206L
General Physics II
and Physics Laboratory II
5
Electives
Humanities and Social Sciences 112-16
Recommended electives to assist in preparing for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT):
BIOL 360Genetics4
CHEM 351Biochemistry3
STAT 241Elementary Statistics3
General Psychology
Health Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Psychology
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
The MCAT is required for admission and should be taken once all required courses have been completed. See advisor for more information.
Total Credit Hours64-68