Pre-Professional Health Programs

Pre-Anesthesia Academic Coursework

The following courses are the minimum required by our partnership for the Case Western Reserve University Master of Science in Anesthesia Program. There are twelve programs in the country for this degree and to become a Certified Anesthesiology Assistant. To learn more about programs and prerequisites beyond those at our partner school, please visit the professional organization website for the American Academy of Anesthesiology Assistants.

It is highly recommended that you make an appointment with your pre-professional advisor prior to enrolling in any prerequisites for AA school. A pre-professional advisor will review your plans, your progress and discuss future courses of action.

Course Number Course Title
BIO 200/201/202/203 Intro Biology I and II/Labs
BIO 306/307 OR CHM 402 Biochemistry
BIO 266/267/268/269 OR HSC 457/475 AND HSC 422/450 A&P I/II OR Human Gross Anatomy and Clinical Physiology
CHM 261/266/262/267 General Chemistry I and II/Labs
CHM 331/336/323/337

Organic Chemistry I and II/Labs

PHY 221/222 OR 231/232 OR 241/242 Physics I and II/Labs
MTH 181 Calculus
STA 347 OR PSY 311 OR SOC 354 Upper Level Statistics
ENG 101/102 English Composition I and II
The above list is not comprehensive. Each school may have slightly different requirements and it is the responsibility of the student to take prerequisite courses according to the schools he/she/they plan to apply to. 
Students will work with Pre-Professional Health Programs regarding prerequisites and out of the classroom experiences. Should a student want to apply to other anesthesiology assistant programs, they need to research prerequisite courses and requirements.