Health Professions Advising

The field of medicine needs individuals from broad educational backgrounds who will bring a variety of talents and interests to the profession.

At Hartwick, our emphasis on a broad liberal arts education with a strong foundation in the sciences, and our award-winning Physical and Life Sciences Division, provides students with opportunities that enhance our Pre-Med and Pre-Allied Health programs.

Pre-Med generally refers to medical, dental, veterinary, podiatry, optometry.

Pre-Allied Health generally refers to physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, pharmacy, public health, and genetic counseling.

Pre-Health is an umbrella term for nearly all healthcare related fields.

Part of our program is the Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC), whose members serve as advisors and evaluators for students interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Members of this committee assist students by advising them and by providing the following:

  • Distribution of Pre-Med and Pre-Allied Health Information
  • Careers in Medicine Forum
  • Sponsor of Pre-Health Internships
  • Pre-Med or Pre-Allied Health Interview
  • Pre-Med or Pre-Allied Letter of Support for Application
  • Health Professional Advising Program

PRE-MED & PRE-ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements vary by profession. Our Health Professions Advising Committee can assist you in taking the right steps in preparing for a career in healthcare.

The minimum requirements for many pre-allied health programs may vary considerably. Be sure to use the handbook or search schools directly for the specific course recommendations.

For quick reference, here are the typical required courses at Hartwick for many medical and healthcare-related graduate programs:

BIOL 191 Intro. Molecular & Cell Biology​

BIOL ​192 Intro. Organismal Biology

BIOL 293 Intro. Ecology and Evolution

CHEM 107 General Chemistry I

CHEM 108 General Chemistry II

CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II

BIOC 405 Biochemistry

PHYS 201 General Physics I (or PHYS 140)

PHYS 202 General Physics II (or PHYS 141)

MATH 108 Statistics

MATH 121 Calculus

English, literature course and composition course

Introductory courses in Psychology and Sociology

Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy

Hartwick has articulation agreements with The Sage Colleges of Health Sciences for graduate study in occupational therapy and physical therapy.

 

Occupational Therapy (MS OT)

Articulation Agreement with The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Program:

Hartwick College and The Sage Colleges of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Hartwick College who wish to pursue an MS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS) with preferred admission as indicated below. This collaborative program provides for:

  • Preferred acceptance into the Sage Graduate Schools for students who have completed occupational therapy program course prerequisites and with completed application;
  • Waiver of the Sage Graduate Schools application fee;
  • Early acceptance;
  • Access to Sage advisors to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework to reduce or eliminate prerequisites in the graduate program.

THE SAGE COLLEGES SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES (MS OT)

Hartwick College students will receive preferred admission to the Sage School of Health Sciences for the MS in OT degree, who demonstrate the following:

earned baccalaureate degree;

minimum overall 3.25 GPA that includes completion of occupational therapy program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better (see prerequisite courses listed below) and a 3.0 prerequisite science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Physics I).

To be given priority in placement in the OT program students agree to submit the following information:

By June 1 of the year preceding graduation from Hartwick College:

1. Complete application online at: https://www.sage.edu/admission/graduate/

The career goals essay & resume can be submitted with the online application.

The supplemental forms can be emailed as attachments to sgsadm@sage.edu this includes:
clinical observation form, program prerequisite record, OT program academic standards
statement.

Forms can be found at: The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences

2. Email the OT Department, sageot@sage.edu, and Sage Graduate School Admissions, sgsadm@sage.edu, indicating application has been submitted via Articulation Agreement with indicated school.

3. Submit official transcripts from all college institutions attended.

4. Submit one letter of reference from the Hartwick College faculty and an additional
recommendation letter.

Within 30 Days of acceptance:

5. Make enrollment deposit of $300 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition)

Upon graduation from Hartwick College:

6. Submit official transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and OT Program
prerequisite courses:

BIOL 319 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 320 Anatomy & Physiology II
PHYS 140 or PHYS 201 General Physics I
MATH 108 Statistics or PSYC 291 Experimental Statistics
PSYC 110 or 111 Psychological Science I, II
PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology*
PSYC 302 Clinical Psychology: Abnormal*
ANTH 105 Introduction to Anthropology OR ANTH 223 Cultural Anthropology OR SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
*(PSYC 290 Psychological Research Methods is a prerequisite to this course along with PSYC 110/111)

7. Submit Clinical Observation Document: 20 hours of clinical observation with an occupational
therapist

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Articulation Agreement between Hartwick College and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy Program:

Hartwick College and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Hartwick College who wish to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS) preferred admission as indicated below. The collaborative agreement provides for:

  • Preferred acceptance (on a space available basis) into the Sage Graduate Schools for students who have completed physical therapy program course prerequisites, after initial advisement and interview, and with completed application;
  • Waiver of the Sage Graduate Schools application fee;
  • Early acceptance;
  • Access to Sage advisors to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework that satisfy the prerequisites in the graduate program.

THE SAGE COLLEGES OF HEALTH SCIENCES (DPT)

Hartwick College students will be given preferred admission to Sage Graduate School of Health Sciences for the DPT degree, who demonstrate the following:

earned baccalaureate degree (or in progress)

minimum overall 3.25 GPA;

minimum science GPA of 3.25 (Anatomy & Physiology I and II; Physics I & II with labs or approved equivalents; Physics I & II with labs; Chemistry I & II with labs, and Cell Biology with labs);

Completion of Physical Therapy Program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better.

To qualify for preferred admission to the DPT Program students agree to the following:

By August 15* of the year preceding graduation from Hartwick College:

Submit a completed PTCSA Applications (www.ptcas.org) following the Early Decision Procedures, including:

Official Transcripts
Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be academic
Clinical Observation Hours Documentation (minimum of 40 hours, preferable in at least two settings)
Resume
Essay

Submit the supplemental document from (DPT Academic and Technical Programs Standards Statement) to the PT Department. Forms can be found online.
Mail To: PT Department
The Sage Colleges
65 First Street
Troy, NY 12180

Email the PT Department, sagept@sage.edu indicating that their application has been submitted to PTCAS via Articulation Agreement with Hartwick College.

Within 30 Days of Acceptance:

Submit official transcripts from all college institutions attended to the PT Department at the address above.
Make enrollment deposit of $300 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition).

Upon graduation from Hartwick College:

Submit final transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and PT Program prerequisite courses to the PT Department at the above address.
*This date is determined by PTCAS and is subject to change each year. Please visit www.ptcas.org for the most current dates.

While interviews are no longer required, The Sage Graduate Schools encourage students to visit the campus and meet with a representative of the program prior to submitting their application to PTCAS. Contact Bill Winters at wintew@sage.edu to schedule a visit or ask questions about the program.

BIOL 319 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 320 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 312 Molecular Biology of the Cell*
PHYS 140 or PHYS 201 General Physics I
PHYS 141 or PHYS 202 General Physics II
CHEM 107 General Chemistry I
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II
MATH 108 Statistics
PSYC 110 Psychological Science I
PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology*
*(check Hartwick College Catalog for prerequisites)

Questions?

For more information about the the Articulation Agreements with Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences graduate programs in occupational or physical therapy, contact a member of the Health Professions Advising Committee.

The Health Professions Advising Committee

Heather Babbitt

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

Joe Ficano

Director of Academic Advising
607-431-4564

Andrew J. Piefer

Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Office of Academic Advising

205 Bresee Hall
607-431-4564