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Classifying Classes in AMCAS

Tyler59

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So I am trying to classify my classes. When "challenging" a class, should I just put down the class as whatever I would expect? And where do you put course descriptions? I want to put Biomechanics as physics, and Kinesiology as Biology.

Also I took classes called History of Sport, Sports psychology, etc. Should I categorize them as history and psychology respectively? Whenever I think of "health sciences" I think more of nursing classes than like these courses so I am a bit confused.

Disclaimer: Exercise Physiology Major
 

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So I am trying to classify my classes. When "challenging" a class, should I just put down the class as whatever I would expect? And where do you put course descriptions? I want to put Biomechanics as physics, and Kinesiology as Biology.

Also I took classes called History of Sport, Sports psychology, etc. Should I categorize them as history and psychology respectively? Whenever I think of "health sciences" I think more of nursing classes than like these courses so I am a bit confused.

Disclaimer: Exercise Physiology Major

1) Courses are classified solely by content as in official college course catalog from the term you took the class. These descriptions are stored digitally in the NSCH (national student clearing house) and the AMCAS verification process automatically links to these during the verification process
2) Biomechanics and kinesiology are not Biology, they are "applied" biology and therefore are health science
3) You dont put course descriptions in the application. You only put what is EXACTLY what is on the transcript else you risk delay on verification
4) If you want to list these as Biology, and when you get your AMCAS for approval after they have been change to allied health, only then can you challenge them. And of course this delays your verification and transmission
5) Typically History of XX is a history course and XX psychology is a psychology course.
 
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