Applications

We are happy that you have chosen to apply to the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences!

 

Check the prerequisite requirements for your program before you apply.

  • Bachelor’s degree programs require that you have completed specific prerequisite courses and earned an AA or AS (or higher) degree. (AAS degrees are not accepted for these programs.) Certificate programs require a high school diploma or GED. (Only high school transcripts or GEDs are accepted for certificate programs.)

Make sure your program is accepting applications.
  • Complete your application online during your program’s open application period. Always check the KPSAHS Catalog for full descriptions and for updated information.

Phlebotomy Program Prerequisites

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent (college transcripts are not accepted for this program)
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level exam
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card (valid at the time of application and through the end of the program)
Medical Assisting Program Prerequisites
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent (college transcripts are not accepted for this program)
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level exam

If you are applying to a KPSAHS bachelor’s degree program you must have already earned an AA or an AS (or higher degree) from a regionally accredited institution. (AAS degrees do not meet this requirement.). Your cumulative GPA must meet the minimum GPA requirement for your program of choice and all prerequisite coursework must have been completed with a grade of C or higher before you apply. In-progress coursework will NOT be accepted.

Bachelor’s degree programs also require documented proof of at least eight (8) hours of job shadowing or you can complete the Job Shadowing Writing Assignment.

Stay current on program requirements by regularly checking the KPSAHS Catalog and its addendum.

Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites - Day and Evening Tracks
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • All applicants must complete the following college-level courses with a minimum of 3 semester or 4 quarter credits and a grade of “C” or better; refer to the KPSAHS catalog for applicable course descriptions and acceptance of credit requirements:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology with a lab
    • Intro to Computers
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication (i.e., Speech)
    • College Algebra (Intermediate Algebra) or higher
  • Recommended (Not Required) Courses:
    • Medical Terminology
    • Human Biology
  • Please see General Prerequisite Course Descriptions
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General) Program Prerequisites
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • All applicants must complete the following college-level courses with a minimum of 3 semester or 4 quarter credits and a grade of “C” or better; refer to the KPSAHS catalog for applicable course descriptions and acceptance of credit requirements:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology with a lab
    • General Physics (topics must include sound waves, heat, light, and motion)
    • Medical Terminology
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication (i.e., Speech)
    • College Algebra (Intermediate Algebra) or higher
  • Please see General Prerequisite Course Descriptions
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Cardiac) Program Prerequisites
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • All applicants must complete the following college-level courses with a minimum of 3 semester or 4 quarter credits and a grade of “C” or better; refer to the KPSAHS catalog for applicable course descriptions and acceptance of credit requirements:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology with a lab
    • General Physics (topics must include sound waves, heat, light, and motion)
    • Medical Terminology
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication (i.e., Speech)
    • College Algebra (Intermediate Algebra) or higher
  • Please see General Prerequisite Course Descriptions
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Prerequisites
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • All applicants must complete the following college-level courses with a minimum of 3 semester or 4 quarter credits and a grade of “C” or better; refer to the KPSAHS catalog for applicable course descriptions and acceptance of credit requirements:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology (two courses, each with a laboratory) *
    • General Physics **
    • Medical Terminology
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication (i.e., Speech)
    • College Algebra (Intermediate Algebra) or higher
    • Social Sciences
    • Humanities
  • Please see General Prerequisite Course Descriptions
    * This could be fulfilled by one of two course combinations:
    • Course combination #1. Anatomy with Lab PLUS Physiology with Lab, OR
    • Course combination #2. Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab PLUS Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
    ** The General Physics course should be designed for biological science students. Topics should include Kinematics, Newton’s Laws, and Atomic Laws. Must include related laboratory experiments. All sessions of the course including lab (if offered) must be completed to fulfill the requirement).
The following general course descriptions are provided to assist applicants in selecting college-level courses that parallel KPSAHS prerequisites. Identification of which courses are required for specific programs can be found on the specific program pages in the KPSAHS Catalog.
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab:
  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite must have a lab and cover all major systems in the human body. Lab requirements may be embedded in a single course (e.g., BIOL 115) or be a separate course, usually a co-requisite (e.g. BIOL 101 + BIOL 101L). Colleges may also offer the course as a series of two or three consecutive courses with labs. In this case all courses with labs must be completed to fulfill the requirement.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Technology:
  • Students may take either one course combining both anatomy and physiology with lab OR complete two separate and distinct courses covering the course content.

Nuclear Medicine:
  • Students are required to take two courses, each with a laboratory. This could be fulfilled by the combinations below:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab plus Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, OR
    • Anatomy with Lab plus Physiology with Lab
  • C-ID designations in Biology can be used to identify courses fulfilling this requirement for all programs requiring the course:
    • BIOL 110 B fulfills the anatomy requirement;
    • BIOL 120 B fulfills the physiology requirement; and
    • BIOL 115 BS fulfills both the anatomy and physiology requirement
  • Courses without these designations will be evaluated individually.

College Algebra (Intermediate Algebra or higher-level course, i.e. Calculus, Statistics):

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the College Algebra prerequisite must include all of the following mathematical components: the real numbering system, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations; second-degree equations and inequalities, functions, conic sections, systems of equations, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Courses from California public-sector colleges with a CSU GE Breadth designation of B4 generally meet these criteria, as do any C-ID courses with MATH in the prefix.
  • Courses without these designators will be evaluated individually.

Written Communication (English Composition and Comprehension):

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the Written Communication prerequisite must contain curriculum that involves intensive training in critical reading, expository and argumentative writing, and library research.
  • Components such as effective writing, evaluation of written work, and methods of clearly communicating and supporting ideas in organized and coherent essays and/or research papers must be included.
  • Additionally, the course must include reading and understanding extensive and difficult texts from diverse perspectives and developing a command of rhetorical strategies that enable presentation of ideas cogently and persuasively. This prerequisite relates to English courses that typically fulfill college-level graduation requirements; example course names include English 1A; Freshman English; Freshman Composition, College Composition, etc.
  • Courses from California public-sector colleges with a CSU GE Breadth designation of A2 generally meet these criteria, as do courses with C-ID numbers ENGL 100, 105, 110, and 120.
  • Courses without these designations will be evaluated individually.

Oral Communication (Verbal Communication, Fundamentals of Public Speech):

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the Oral Communication prerequisite must contain the principles of good oral communication, with attention given to research and delivery techniques and critical evaluation of public communication. The course must address speaking formats such as informative, persuasive, impromptu and narrative presentations. The course must include techniques to assist proficiency in listening to and evaluating public speeches and developing a personal style of speaking in public.
  • Examples of courses that fulfill the prerequisite are: Speech 120; Public Speaking; Speech 1A; Speech 300.
  • Courses from California public-sector colleges with a with a CSU GE Breadth designation of A1 generally meet these criteria, as do courses with C-ID numbers COMM 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 150, 180, and 190.
  • Courses without these designations will be evaluated individually.

Introduction to Computers (or higher-level computer course):

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, Introduction to Computers must include the fundamentals and structure of computers and computer systems. Additionally, this course must include applications of computer software (ex: word documents, spreadsheets, power point presentations).

General Physics (or higher-level Physics course) (Sonography Program):

  • General Physics (or higher-level Physics course) (Sonography Program)
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion
    • Laws of Conservation
    • Properties of Matter
    • Temperature and Heat
    • Properties of Sound
    • Properties of Light
    • Electricity
    • Properties of Electromagnetism
  • These topics may be covered in one course or a series of courses (though multiple courses must be equivalent to three semester or four quarter credits). Many courses will include a laboratory component, but it is not required.
  • Courses completed at California public-sector colleges with C-ID designations in physics can be used to identify courses fulfilling this requirement:
    • PHYS 100S OR
    • PHYS 105 + PHYS 110 (both courses must be completed)
  • Courses without these designations will be evaluated individually.

General Physics with laboratory (or higher-level Physics course) (Nuclear Medicine Program):

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the General Physics prerequisite should be designed for biological science students. Topics should include Kinematics, Newton’s Laws, and Atomic Laws. Must include related laboratory experiments. All sessions of the course including lab (if offered) must be completed to fulfill the requirement. Courses from California public-sector colleges with a with C-ID course numbers PHYS 100 S and PHYS 110 meet requirement. Courses without these designations will be evaluated individually.

Medical Terminology:

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the Medical Terminology prerequisite must be solely dedicated to studying the linguistics of medical language. The course must study the basic structure of medical language and words including prefixes, suffixes, root words, combining forms, plurals, and abbreviations.
  • This course must also include pronunciation, spelling and definitions of medical terms with emphasis on building a professional vocabulary required for working in the medical field.

General Chemistry with Lab:

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, General Chemistry must present principles of General Chemistry for students studying science, engineering, or medical professions. Topics must include atomic structure and theory, the periodic table, bonding, gas laws, liquids and solids, oxidation-reduction, chemical equations, stoichiometry, matter and energy, solutions, ionization, thermochemistry and equilibrium concepts.
  • Laboratory must include quantitative and qualitative experiments.
  • Courses from California public-sector colleges with a with C-ID course numbers CHEM 101 or CHEM 102 meet these requirements. Courses without these designations will be evaluated individually.

Humanities:

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the Humanities prerequisite must examine the study of human culture.
  • Humanities courses vary in scope and may include any of the following examples: Performing Arts, Theater, Art History, and Ancient and modern Languages/Literature, Music and Musicology, Classics, Greek and Roman Civilization/Culture, Western Cultures and Global Studies and Art Appreciation.
  • Additionally, courses listed as “arts/humanities” from your college catalog may also fulfill the prerequisite.
  • Courses with a CSU GE Breadth designation of C2 generally meet these criteria; courses without this designation will be evaluated individually.

Social Sciences:

  • To fulfill the KPSAHS requirement, the Social Science(s) prerequisite must focus on the academic disciplines concerned with society and human behavior. Courses can include any of the following:
    • History
    • Political Sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • Criminology
    • Economics
    • Education
    • International Relations
    • Geography
    • Psychology
    • Area Studies
    • Communication Studies
    • Cultural Studies
    • Law
    • Linguistics
  • Additionally, courses listed as “social science(s)” from your college catalog may also fulfill the prerequisite.
  • Courses with a CSU GE Breadth designation of D1, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, or D0 generally meet requirements; courses without this designation will be evaluated individually.
Effective May 5, 2020, applicants to all programs may submit their Official Transcripts electronically or by U.S. Mail.
How to Submit Your Official Transcripts Electronically
  • Contact your high school, college, or university to have your official transcripts sent electronically to KPSAHS. KPSAHS accepts electronic versions of transcripts sent through transcript service providers ONLY (i.e., Parchment, our partner provider, National Student Clearinghouse, Transcripts Network, etc.). Transcripts sent directly from applicants will NOT be accepted.

  • If the transcript delivery service asks you to provide an email address to send your transcripts to, please use admissions@kpsahs.edu.

How to Submit Your Official Transcripts by Mail
  • Printed copies of Official Transcripts must be received in their original sealed envelope. Transcripts may be sent by U.S. Mail ONLY to:
    KPSAHS (Attn: Admissions Department)
    938 Marina Way South
    Richmond, CA 94804

Foreign Transcripts
  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be translated into English (if necessary) and evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Evaluation should include program level of study, credit hours (specifying quarter or semester credits), and GPA. Upon receipt of the official transcript, transcript translation, and transcript evaluation, KPSAHS will assess both the eligibility of units and applicability to an academic program as defined in this policy. The cost associated with any transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the student.

Verifying Receipt of Your Official Transcript(s)
  • Once your Official Transcript(s) have been received, either electronically or by mail, Admissions will upload a copy to your online account where you will be able to view them in your document center. Please allow a minimum of two weeks after the close of the application deadline for KPSAHS to process and upload your transcripts.