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Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences Academic Standards

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences Academic Standards

Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences

  1. Applied Biomedical Sciences ‐ Clinical Science Option
    • Cumulative, semester, and science GPA requirement of 2.500
      • Science GPA Includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, and Micro (with labs)
  2. Applied Biomedical Sciences ‐ Medical Laboratory Science Option
    • Cumulative, semester, and science GPA requirement of 2.500
      • Science GPA Includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, Micro, Organic Structures & Reactions, and Clinical Lab Theory (with all labs included)
    • Grade of at least C in professional courses
    • No withdrawals from professional courses
  3. Nutritional Science ‐ Dietetics Option
    • Cumulative, semester, and science GPA requirement of 2.500
      • Science GPA Includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II (with labs), and Human Nutrition
    • Minimum grade of B− for professional courses
    • Scores of 80% or better on assignments that directly relate to a competency outlined by the accrediting body of the program.
  4. Nutritional Sciences ‐ General Option
    • Cumulative, semester, and science GPA requirement of 2.500
      • Science GPA Includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II (with labs), and Human Nutrition
  5. Nutritional Sciences ‐ Nutrition and Wellness Option
    • Cumulative, semester, and science GPA requirement of 2.500
      • Science GPA Includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II (with labs), and Human Nutrition
  6. Pharmaceutical Sciences ‐ Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Option
    • Cumulative and semester GPA requirement of 2.500

Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology

  1. Exercise Science ‐ Clinical Option
    • Must maintain a minimum 2.500 cumulative/overall GPA
    • Must maintain a minimum 2.500 science GPA
      • Sciences GPA includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, Physics I/II, and Biology I/II (with labs)
    • Must maintain a minimum 2.500 major GPA (all EXER courses)
    • Must successfully complete all professional courses (EXER) with a grade of C (2.000) or higher
    • No withdrawals from professional courses (all EXER courses)
  2. Exercise Science ‐ Exercise and Fitness Management Option
    • Must maintain a minimum 2.500 cumulative/overall GPA
    • Must maintain a minimum 2.500 science GPA
      • Sciences GPA includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, and Bio. for Scientists (with labs)
    • Must maintain a minimum 2.500 major GPA (all EXER courses)
    • No withdrawals from professional courses (all EXER courses)
  3. Exercise Science - Students accepted into the Direct Entry to Physical Therapy Program
    • Cumulative/overall and pre-requisite science GPA requirement of 3.4 (calculated at the end of junior and senior year only)
      • Pre-requisite Science GPA includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, and Physics I/II (with labs), Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology
    • Must successfully complete all professional courses (EXER) with a grade of C (2.000) or higher
    • No withdrawals from professional courses (all EXER courses)

Department of Public Health

  1. Public Health - Health Sciences Concentration
    • Cumulative and semester GPA requirement of 2.7
    • Science GPA requirement of 2.5
      • Sciences GPA includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, and Micro (with labs) and Biochemistry
    • Minimum grade of C for professional major courses (all PUBH and HSCI.2220, HSCI.3080, and HSCI.3400
  2. Public Health - Community Health/Health Promotion Concentration
    • Cumulative and semester GPA requirement of 2.500
    • Minimum grade of C for professional major courses (all PUBH and HSCI.2220, HSCI.3080, and HSCI.3400

Solomont School of Nursing

  • Cumulative and semester GPA requirement of 2.7
  • Cumulative Science GPA requirement of 2.7
    • Sciences GPA includes: A&P I/II, Phy. Chem I/II, and Micro (with labs) and Patho.
  • Minimum grade of C+ for Professional Major Courses (All NURS Courses)

First year students and first semester transfers from an outside institution not meeting the academic standards of their program will be placed on warning, and must meet with an advisor regularly in the next academic semester.

Students further along in their program who fail to satisfy these academic requirements will be dismissed from their respective programs. Such students may seek reinstatement to programs by filing a petition with the professional review committee of their respective departments. Students who are granted a probationary period must maintain all program criteria for remainder of time in their major. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program. Students whose petitions for reinstatement are denied may seek transfer to another major within the university if they qualify under university policies. Students who do not qualify for another major may be dismissed from the university at the time they are dismissed from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences.