UC Clermont

Pre-Health Sciences


Why study Pre-Health Sciences?

UC Clermont's Pre-Health Sciences program provides the first step toward a career helping others in the medicine or allied health professions. 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.

This program prepares students for application to the health sciences baccalaureate degree program in UC's 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 an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you 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 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 UC's health science bachelor’s program, which prepares them for graduate-level programs that lead to careers in two areas: the medical profession, in roles such as physician, optometrist, chiropractor and physician’s assistant; or allied health professions, as a physical therapist, occupational therapist and exercise science professional.

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 CAHS on UC's Uptown Campus.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.


The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes 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.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance. 

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. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

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

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