UC Clermont

Pre-Health Sciences

Associate of Science

Why study Pre-Health Sciences?

The study of health sciences combines a comprehensive basic science education with courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. The end result is a rigorous science-based education that provides a well-rounded understanding of the structure and function of the human body.

Most students study health sciences to prepare for a career in medicine or the allied health professions.

This program prepares students for application to the health sciences baccalaureate degree program in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS). The curriculum consists of freshman and sophomore level courses for application to CAHS.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You should have strong science and math ability and enjoy problem solving.  You should have strong interpersonal skills and also enjoy working with people. The professions many health sciences students choose require close personal contact, so being comfortable around people, with the ability to interact successfully with new people is important.

Students with an associate degree in health sciences are prepared to work in a health care environment as an aide or in another non-professional, non-licensed role. Most often, students transition to the health science bachelor’s program, which prepares them for graduate-level programs that lead to careers in two areas: the medical profession, such as a physician, optometrist, chiropractor, physician’s assistant; or allied health professions, such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, and exercise science.

Completion of the pre-health sciences program does not qualify students for any licensure or certification for employment. This program allows students to apply to the health sciences program in the CAHS on West Campus.

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319