Prerequisites courses taken at 4 year institutions (listed for science majors) are preferred. Listed below are descriptions for appropriate courses that will satisfy prerequisite requirements. Some variability is likely amongst institutions. Some exceptions and substitutions can be made on an individual basis. The goal is to have a majority of these topics covered in each of the course.

Medical Terminology: Extensive list of commonly used terms in medicine with emphasis on learning the Latin and/or Greek language-based terms and their use in a wide array of technical language in medicine and science.

Anatomy and Physiology I & II: Structure and function of all relevant human body systems including: nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, integumentary and immunologic. May require 4-8 semester hours dependent on if one course is comprehensive or if two sequential courses (A&P I & A&P II) are taken to satisfy this requirement. Animal physiology is NOT acceptable.

Psychology 100 level course (for general psychology requirement): Perception, learning, research methods, mental disorders, psychotherapy, history and systems of psychology.

Psychology 200 or 300 level course (for developmental psychology requirement): Human development, lifespan issues focusing on growth and development including personality, language, cognition and intelligence.

Psychology 300 or 400 level course (for abnormal psychology requirement): Definition, assessment and diagnostic (DSM) categories of abnormal behavior and the characteristics, biopsychosocial explanations and treatments of major mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Sociology: Basic concepts and major orientations in sociology and systematic study of group behavior and human social relationships.

Biomechanics or Kinesiology: Human motion based on anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles including the physics of movement that underpins biomechanics and the measurement procedures utilized.

Statistics: Theory of probability and statistics including, frequency distribution, binomial distributions, normal distributions, means, variances, standard deviations, sampling, confidence limits and testing of hypotheses with a parametric and nonparametric analyses.