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.

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, the individual 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:

  • Read and understand the minimum technical requirements to enroll in an online course at Creighton University.
  • Read and understand the exam and proctoring requirements
  • An official copy of a current professional license must accompany the visiting student application form, or students currently enrolled in a professional program of study must complete the Dean Verification/Approval Form. The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions must receive supporting documentation by the deadline. A tuition discount of 25 percent is offered when five or more students from one institution register for the same course.
  • Read and understand the registration deadlines and refund information
  • FAQ.

Visiting Occupational Therapy Student Courses

Fall: August - December

  • POTD 531 The American Professoriate: A Faculty Perspective - 3 credit hours


Summer:  May - August

  • POTD 562 Advanced Clinical Ethics - 3 credit hours
  • POTD 565 Instructional Methods and Evaluation - 3 credit hours
  • POTD 514 Leadership Development - 3 credit hours

Visiting Pharmacy Student Courses

Fall: August - December

  • PHA 313 Pharmacy Calculations - 2 credit hours
  • PHA 317 Pharmaceutics I - 3 credit hours
  • PHA 337 Chemical Basis of Drug Action - 2.5 credit hours
  • PHA 350 Introduction to Research Methods and Biostatistics - 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 457 Clinical Toxicology - 1 credit hour
  • PHA 480 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Elective - 2 credit hours


Spring: January - May

  • PHA 300 Pharmacogenomics in Disease Management - 2 credit hours*
  • PHA 321 Health Systems and Patient Safety - 3 credit hours*
  • PHA 362 Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 1 credit hour
  • PHA 377 Alcoholism, Addiction and Other Substance-Related Disorders - 3 credit hours*
  • PHA 381 Health Informatics - 2 credit hours
  • PHA 388 Integrative Medicine - 2 credit hours
  • PHA 414 Pharmacotherapeutics II – 7 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 451 Advanced Critical Care - 2 credit hours
  • PHA 452 Pharmacoeconomics - 2 credit hours*
  • PHA 454 Pharmacy Practice Law – 3 credit hours


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


Summer:  May – August

  • PHA 457-Clinical Toxicology - 1 credit hour

Visiting Physical Therapy Student Courses

Fall: August - December

  • PTD 530 Physical Therapy Pharmacotherapeutics - 2 credit hours


Semester Tuition Per Credit Hour for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 is Set at $1,010

A special rate of $614 per semester hour is extended to individuals currently practicing as pharmacists, occupational therapists or physical therapists. This courtesy discount will be offered to visiting professional students for a maximum total of 9 semester hours. Once the maximum total hours are met (whether in one semester or over several semesters), the standard tuition rate will be charged.