Completed at least two (2) years of college, (60 credits) with the required course work or the equivalent. Clinical experience in a health related profession is preferred. Clinical experience may include but is not limited to the following: Medical Assistant training, LPN or Nursing Assistant training, employment in an appropriate position in a medical setting or observation in a Nuclear Medicine Department.
General Prerequisite Course Work:
1 semester of General Chemistry for science majors with laboratory(3 cr.)
2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory (6 cr.)
1 semester of General Biology for science majors or similar (3 cr.)
1 semester of College Algebra or Pre-Calculus (3 cr.)
2 semesters of English or Communications (6 cr.)
1 semester General Physics for science majors (3 cr.)
1 semester of Medical Terminology (does not have to have college credits)
General Prerequisite or Program Co‐Requisite Course Work:
1 semester Humanities course (3 cr.)
1 semester Social Science course (3 cr.)
Students must have received a grade of C or better for each prerequisite course and all prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last five years. Consideration for courses taken more than 5 years ago may be given if the applicant is employed in a field where knowledge gained from the course work is used. Minimum overall GPA must be 2.85.
Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the Internet-based exam with minimum individual element scores as follows: Reading 20, Listening 20, Speaking 26, and Writing 24. The Computer-Based exam minimum score is 233 (equivalents of Internet-Based Scores).
After application review, interviews are conducted for candidates who meet the program requirements.
Students must provide their own transportation to clinical facilities.
Students must also meet the General Standards for Allied Health Education of Rutgers-SHP. These standards concern observational abilities, communication, intellectual/conceptual abilities, motor coordination, and behavioral and social skills.
Students accepted into the program must complete a CPR course for Allied Health Professionals by the end of the first semester before they can register for the second semester.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1st
Students that are in the process of completing courses during the spring semester should submit a letter from their instructor stating their midterm grade for the course. The letter must be on school letterhead and in a sealed school envelope.