Pre Health Programs


Podiatric schools vary in their prerequisites.  It is important for students to determine the specific requirements for each podiatric school they wish to apply to, in consultation with a pre-health advisor.  Most podiatric schools require the following courses:

Other recommended courses:

Other Requirements:
The MCAT is required for most podiatric schools.

Most schools require at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered.  Competitive applicants typically have GPA’s of 3.3 or above.

Pre-Podiatric Pathway Sample Four Year Plan


Fall 1

WRT101 Composition I (FY)
MAT115 Biostatistics OR MAT120 Stats(QR)
BIO103 General Biology I (SI)
CHE110 General Chemistry I (SI)

Spring 1

Writing Intensive (WI)
COM162 Public Speaking (OC)
BIO104 General Biology II
CHE111 General Chemistry II


Fall 2

Creative Process (CP)
Foreign Language Part I (IC)
CHE210 Organic Chemistry I
Major Course (IL)
Health & Wellness (HW)

Spring 2

PSY100 Intro to Psychology
Foreign Language Part II (IC)
CHE211 Organic Chemistry II
Major Course
Critical Thinking (CT)


Fall 3

Major Course
Major Course
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3
PHY120 General Physics I
Free Elective

Spring 3

Major Course
Major Course
BIO216 General Microbiology
PHY121 General Physics II or Free Elective
Free Elective


Fall 4

Major Course
Major Course
Major Course
Major Course (W3 & CGE)

Spring 4

Gen Ed (CP)
BIO300 Cell Biology
Major OR Free Elective
Major OR Free Elective


Taking multiple lab sciences in a semester can be very challenging. You may wish to reduce your course load and take some courses in the summer.  Speak with your advisor about this possibility.