Prerequisites for the Health Professions


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    Scott McIntyre prepared for graduate study in health care by interacting with fellow students from around the country. More



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Prepare for graduate school in the health professions

Are you dedicating yourself to a new career in health care? Do you need to take one or more science prerequisite science courses to prepare for graduate school?  Here’s how the Prerequisites for the Health Professions program at MGH Institute of Health Professions will help you succeed.

  • Faculty active in health care clinical practice or research

  • Real-world examples drawn from the health professions

  • Small classes with faculty trained to teach online

  • Online labs

  • All course taught fully online


Course Offerings:

Anatomy and Physiology








Sciences and Disorders

Exercise Physiology


The IHP Advantage

As a student at the MGH Institute (the IHP) – the only degree-granting affiliate of  New England’s largest integrated healthcare system, Partners HealthCare – you will learn from faculty who practice at many of the country’s best hospitals such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Our faculty also come from Greater Boston’s renowned colleges, such as Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The advantages to taking your prerequisite science courses at the IHP include:

  • Learning from practicing clinicians and researchers who know firsthand how the basic sciences required for admission to graduate school are actually used in clinical practice and research.

  • Accessing further academic support from trained tutors or lab managers when needed.

  • Studying and learning where you want and when you want. You don't have to log in to your class at a specific time each week. Our courses are organized into week-long modules that allow you to plan your time for reading, reflecting, and participating in each week's activities.

  • Personal technical support provided Monday through Saturday by our Office of Information Technology. Additional (24/7) support is available through the Partners HealthCare Help Desk.


Registration and Costs

Learner Support

Online Labs


Contact Us

Yolanda Mendez Rainey
Program Manager
Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation
Phone: (617) 724-6362
Fax: (617) 643-6340


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Student Feedback

"One of the biggest sellers for
me is how the classes are
geared towards delivering the
information and its application
in the healthcare field.

I'm sure you've heard,
'When will I ever use this/
or need to know this?'

These courses completely
wipe out the previously
mentioned question."

~ Sean Doherty, MGH IHP
Online Prerequisites Student



Accredited By:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)


Contact Us

Yolanda Mendez Rainey
Program Manager
Center for Interprofessional
Studies and Innovation
Phone (617) 724-6362
Fax: (617) 643-6340

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program staff.