Pre-Health Preparation

While there are prerequisite courses for all health professional programs, preparing for graduate education in the health professions requires more than taking the correct courses. Students must also demonstrate their motivation and commitment to the profession through exposure to the field, direct contact with patients, and evidence of core competencies such as service orientation, professionalism, integrity, and resilience. 

Getting Started

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Ole nursing students looking at their notes during a class simulation.

Advising Resources for Health Professions

Academic preparation is crucial for students interested in attending graduate health professions programs. Please review the appropriate advising resource for your area of interest and meet with the appropriate faculty advisor often.

Please check the advising resources below and to your right to see the recommended and required courses along with additional requirements for each professional interest.

Medicine (MD & DO)


Physician Assistant (PA)

Physical Therapy (PT)