Program Advisor 

Leslie Hoglund, PhD, MEd, MCHES®
Clinical Assistant Professor in Public Health
School of Community and Environmental Health
3112 Health Sciences Building
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757.683.5437
Email: Leslie Hoglund at

Prerequisite Checklist

Below are the courses offered through ODU that will be accepted toward completing the 8 prerequisites to apply to the EVMS PA program. Only 1 of the acceptable courses listed is required to meet the prerequisite. If multiple courses listed are on the transcript, the course with the highest grade will be used in our review.

  1. Please note that 7 of 8 prerequisite courses must be completed before the EAP application deadline.
  2. All courses must be completed at Old Dominion University with a B- or better. For otherwise qualified transfer students, transfer credits for prerequisites may be approved by the EAP Program Advisor.
  3. Pre-requisite courses must not be repeated for poor performance.

Note: Any exceptions must be approved in advance by the EVMS Admissions Directors and will not be granted retroactively.

EVMS Prerequisite Acceptable ODU Course(s)
Anatomy and Physiology

BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 241 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 

General Chemistry

CHEM 121N: Foundations of General Chemistry I
CHEM 123N: Foundations of General Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry

CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I Lecture

Microbiology or Cell Biology

BIOL 293: Cell Biology
BIOL 150/151: Introductory Microbiology and Lab
BIOL 316/317: General Microbiology and Lab

General Psychology

PSYC 201S: Introduction to Psychology

Upper Level Psychology   

PSYC 306: Health Psychology
PSYC 405: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 353: The Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

College Math, Statistics or Physics

STAT 130M: Elementary Statistics
MATH 162M: Precalculus I
PHYS 111N: Introductory General Physics

To fulfill the prerequisite requirement, you must earn a B- or better in at least one of the listed courses. Your institution's requirements for specific courses still apply.