College of Allied Health Sciences

Prerequisite Program

If you would like to start a graduate or professional degree program, but don't have the necessary science prerequisites, you may complete that coursework in National University's Prerequisite Program (offered on the Lombard, IL campus only).

If you have a bachelor's degree, but don't have all the necessary science required for admission to your intended graduate/professional program, you may enroll in the Prerequisite Program to complete those courses. 

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you should enroll in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree program at NUHS where you can take the necessary science coursework and earn a bachelor's degree, since both are requirements for admission to our chiropractic and naturopathic medicine programs.

Why Complete Your Prerequisites at NUHS?

  • Receive a 50% tuition discount on prerequisite coursework (if applying to the DC or ND programs)
  • Learn from faculty teaching in the first professional programs

Courses are generally offered in a traditional 15-week term, although some are offered in two accelerated 8-week sessions allowing you to complete two-part course series in one term. Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings with laboratories on Saturdays. Each class allows you to earn a full three or four semester hours of credit, depending on its required laboratory component.

The Prerequisite Program allows you to get to know the National University professors and become familiar with the campus, before taking a full schedule of graduate degree coursework. This will make for a smoother transition to the first professional programs and provide an advantage as you begin your advanced degree. Students enrolled in the Prerequisite Program are eligible for on-campus student housing and may receive financial aid if all eligibility requirements are met.

We also welcome students intending to pursue graduate or professional programs at other schools. Taking preparatory science coursework at a dedicated health sciences institution like NUHS, allows you to learn with others who have similar medical and health science career goals. 

Financing Your Program

Learn about financial aid options for your desired program:

International Students

Unfortunately, due to visa restrictions, international students are not eligible for this program and cannot be admitted.

 

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