Visiting Students


Visiting Students

Whether you’re looking to supplement prior coursework or complete the courses you need to become licensed in your area, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions offers learning opportunities for visiting students in a variety of formats and delivery methods.

Get what you need online to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Our innovative eLearning programs allow you to complete semester-based  courses from your home. Course offerings include doctoral degree courses in occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy.

Visiting students have access to a wide variety of support resources, including to our Online Writing CenterTechnology SupportLaptop Technical RequirementsHealth Sciences Library, and Office of Distance Education.

Apply to become a visiting student at Creighton, or expand the information below to learn more about admissions and course offerings.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions offers online courses available to students outside of our professional  programs. To enroll in coursework at Creighton, individuals must be either currently matriculated in a pharmacy, occupational therapy or physical therapy degree program at an accredited institution and in good academic standing or be a licensed pharmacist,  occupational therapist or physical therapist.

Application Process

The following steps must be completed:

  • Meet the minimum technology requirements to enroll in an online course at Creighton University.
  • Review exam and proctoring requirements. Not all classes listed offer a final exam. If you require a class that offers a final exam, it is your responsibility to verify with the class IOR that this requirement will be met with the class being offered. See FAQs for exam requirements.
  • (Pharmacy Only) students currently enrolled in a professional program of study must complete the Dean Verification/Approval Form.
  • If applicable, an official copy of a current professional license must accompany the visiting student application form.
  • Registration deadlines and refund information.  Supporting documentation must be received by the respective semesters deadline. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions.

Visiting Occupational Therapy Student Courses

To learn more about our Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Post-Professional program please visit here

Fall: August - December

  • POTD 518 Leadership Development - 3 credit hours
  • POTD 531 The American Professoriate – 3 credit hours
  • POTD 541 Critical Analysis of OT - 3 credit hours
  • POTD 516 Health Program Management - 3 credit hours


Spring: January - May

  • POTD 551 Leadership and Advocacy – 3 credit hours


Summer:  May - August

  • POTD 562 Advanced Clinical Ethics - 3 credit hours


    Course Descriptions.

    Visiting Pharmacy Student Courses

    Fall: August - December

    • PHA 313 Pharmacy Calculations - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 317 Pharmaceutics I - 3 credit hours
    • PHA 326 Patient Assessment - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 337 Chemical Basis of Drug Action - 2.5 credit hours
    • PHA 403 Cultural Proficiency I - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 413 Pharmacotherapeutics I: Nonprescription/Self-care – 5 credit hours
    • PHA 415 Pharmacotherapeutics II – 7 credit hours*
    • PHA 430 Immunopharmacology & Biotechnology - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 480 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Elective - 2 credit hours


    Spring: January - May

    • PHA 300 Pharmacogenomics in Disease Management - 2 credit hours*
    • PHA 362 Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 1 credit hour
    • PHA 377 Alcoholism, Addiction and Other Substance-Related Disorders - 2 credit hours*
    • PHA 403 Cultural Proficiency for Health Care Professionals - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 416 Pharmacotherapeutics IV – 7 credit hours*
    • PHA 443 Basic Pharmacokinetics - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 447 Chemical Basis of Drug Action II - 2 credit hours
    • PHA 454 Pharmacy Practice Law – 3 credit hours (no Final Exam)
    • PHA 456 Ethics in Healthcare Professions – 3 credit hours
    • PHA 457 Clinical Toxicology - 1 credit hour


    Courses with star (*) have some type of synchronous time requirement

    Summer:  May – August

    • PHA 457 Clinical Toxicology - 1 credit hour


    Course Descriptions.

    Visiting Physical Therapy Student Courses

    Fall: August - December

    • No courses are currently being offered

    Spring: January – May

    • No courses are currently being offered

    Summer: May – August

    • No courses are currently being offered



    Semester Tuition Per Credit Hour for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 is Set at $1,102

    Beginning July 1st, 2020 there will be no discount for visiting students.