Pre-Health Sciences Course Series: Prepare for the MCAT

As we continue to democratize health education, is pleased to announce that a new valuable resource, the Pre-Health Sciences Course Series, is now hosted on our portal. The requisite courses are designed primarily for learners interested in preparing for and gaining entry to health-related programs and to help address the prerequisites for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). These  free courses can also be taken for personal enrichment as there are no requirements. 


In order to obtain a certificate for any of the courses listed below, a learner must first register for the course and then successfully complete the following:

  • The pre-test,
  • All the reading requirements,
  • All quizzes and pass with 70% with unlimited attempts,
  • All case scenarios,
  • All discussion forums,
  • The final exam with a minimum of 70% and a maximum of 3 attempts, and 
  • The self and course evaluation form

These courses are sponsored in part by the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. Like all courses, these are competency-based, using competencies based on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Medical College Admission Test. Learning resources have been sourced from accredited academic, professional, and world-class organizations and universities, such as Rice University.


Courses are only accredited if taken through a university and to obtain credit, prior to taking the course,  your learning institution or workplace should approve the course for educational credit.


If you are considering enrolling in any of the courses, here’s some insight into the courses offered in the Pre-Health Sciences Course Series:


Intro to Sociology

A comprehensive overview of sociological theories and topics, such as culture, societal structures, social institutions, socialization, and inequality, among others.



An overview of concepts in Physics that are necessary for developing critical thinking skills and applicable to understanding specific bodily functions. It explores the fundamental principles of Newton’s Laws, Energy, Waves, Fluids, Electricity, Light, and Magnetism.

Organic Chemistry 1

An overview of fundamental principles in organic chemistry covers topics such as organic compound nomenclature and functional groups; stereochemistry; structure and bonding; free radical reactions; substitution and elimination pathway; alkenes and alkynes; and alcohol structure, synthesis, and reactivity. Additionally, learners are introduced to synthetic strategies in organic chemistry.


Organic Chemistry 2

Covers basic principles and concepts of Organic Chemistry, such as carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, synthesis, the reactivity and chemistry of enolates, and the techniques used for the separation of mixtures, among others. 


General Chemistry 1

This course offers the basic principles and concepts of chemistry, such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and the properties of gases, liquids, and solids.


General Chemistry 2

This course serves as an extension of the General Chemistry 1 course and offers learners a more comprehensive understanding of the foundational principles of chemistry. 



The course explores important areas of biology such as Cells, Enzymes, Genetics, Reproduction, Embryogenesis, Organ Systems within the Human Body, and Evolutionary Concepts.



This course provides a comprehensive overview of the chemical processes and reactions that occur in living organisms. It explores the fundamental principles of biochemistry and their application to the study of biological systems, including the function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, as well as their role in metabolism and energy production.

Math 1

This course reviews mathematical knowledge on how to analyze and manipulate scientific data. The course explores important areas of mathematics such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Vector Algebra that can be applied in the fields of scientific inquiry.


Math 2

This course explores important areas of mathematics such as Statistics, Graphical and Numerical Methods of Describing Data, Probability, Distributions, Estimation, Testing Hypotheses, and Regression Analysis.


Enroll now to further your knowledge and gain entry into your health-related programs, while working towards improving global health outcomes!

Seema Persaud