According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare jobs are predicted to rise exponentially in the coming years. The combination of a growing and aging community, the promise of wider health insurance options, and major advances in medical technologies bode well for students seeking careers in health-related fields. Are you interested in a career in healthcare? You've come to the right place! Penn State Brandywine offers prerequisites courses for students wishing to pursue a variety of careers in the Allied Health and Medical Science fields.
Penn State Brandywine offers the prerequisite courses for Allied Health professional programs. Students take classes at Penn State Brandywine for two to four years and then transfer to an Allied Health program. Please keep in mind the Penn State Brandywine campus does NOT offer clinical courses on campus.
Questions about applying to Penn State Brandywine should be addressed to the Penn State Brandywine Admission Office at 610-892-1225.
Opportunities with Thomas Jefferson University
Students are able to take two years of recommended courses at Penn State Brandywine and then apply to Thomas Jefferson's College of Health Professions or School of Nursing to complete their degree in one of the following areas: radiologic sciences, bioscience technologies, nursing or occupational therapy. Students will work with an adviser who specializes in this pathway from Brandywine to Thomas Jefferson.
Students can also take prerequisites at Penn State Brandywine for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Thomas Jefferson. Students take a standardized exam (PCAT), and then apply for the DPharm program through PharmCAS.
Students may also pursue the Physician Assistant (PA) program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Thomas Jefferson University by earning completing their baccalaureate degree at Penn State Brandywine. Penn State Brandywine's biology major with the physiology option, or our psychology major with the science option are the best degree programs for students interested in PA and DPT.
The Physician Assistant (PA) program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Thomas Jefferson University are not covered by the articulation agreement. All students applying for these programs must have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, including specific courses. Penn State Brandywine's biology major with the physiology option, or our psychology major with the science option are the best degree programs for students interested in PA and DPT.
For information on prerequisites for all Thomas Jefferson University Allied Health Programs please see the following website: http://www.jefferson.edu/university/admissions-schools/admissions/apply/prerequisites.html
Penn State University School of Nursing
Students interested in completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a Penn State campus can visit Penn State's School of Nursing website.
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