Essential Courses

Course # Title
BI 101 General Biology I
BI 102 Biology II
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry Principles I
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry Principles II
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab
CH 232 Organic Chemistry I
CH 233 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CH 332 Organic Chemistry II
CH 312 Biochemistry
PC 200 and PC 200L General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
PC 202 and PC 202L Introductory Physics I and Introductory Physics Lab I
PC 202L Introductory Physics Lab I
PC 201 and PC 201L General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
PC 203 Introductory Physics II
PC 203L Introductory Physics Lab II
EN____ English course (in addition to CWS)
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology*
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology*

Important Notes

  • Strongly recommend physiology, molecular biology, genetics, and dynamics of biological processes. Also recommend comparative anatomy, evolution, environmental science, calculus, foreign language (especially Spanish), philosophy, political science, sociology, economics, psychology, accounting and business courses, history, communication courses, and ethics.
  • This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE, preferably in an academic area, in consultation with your advisor.
  • Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee.
  • In addition to your course work you are urged to gain some experience in podiatric medicine either during the school year or over the summer.

Helpful Websites

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Podiatric Medical Students Association
General Info

Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Podiatric Medicine

Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken.

Freshman Year General Biology I General Biology II
  Integrated Chemical Principles I Integrated Chemial Principles II
  Integrated Chemical Principles I Lab Integrated Chemial Principles II Lab
  FYC and FYS 101 Psychology Course
Sophomore Year Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II
  Organic Chemistry I Lab Sociology Course
    English course
Junior Year Physics I and Lab Physics II and Lab
  Healthcare Career Seminar  
  MCAT Preparation* MCAT Preparation

*Both semesters of the year you plan to take the exam.

If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing

Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here.