Pre-professional programs are designed to assist students with specific professional career goals. Several such programs are available to students in the Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences. These programs are integral parts of our program and have specific faculty members that act as advisors for these career paths. The advisors/program coordinators in these areas are responsible for keeping updated on the requirements and status of the professional graduate/training programs in these career areas. The University has affiliations with a number of these institutions.
Designed to serve students planning to attend medical, dental and veterinary schools. It provides additional academic advising, special professional orientations and presentations, MCAT preparation, and assistance with professional school application and interviewing. For specific information about this program, contact 419-772-2326 or via email Dr. Ron Peterson, Pre-Medical Sciences Committee Chair.
Students interested in these vocations work closely with Dr. Rema Suniga, 419-772-2323, the program advisor. She assists students in course selection so as to tailor their academic experience to the requirements of the various Pre-PT and Pre-OT graduate programs. Students are provided and encouraged to participate in related internship experiences.
The program prepares the student for most graduate-level PA programs. Interested students work with their advisor in developing their curricula for successful application/acceptance to a PA program. The GRE exam, health care experience and/or volunteer hours, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are requirements for admission to most PA programs. Dr. Amy Aulthouse , 419-772-2660, coordinates the program.
Pre-Optometry, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Chiropractic and Pre-Dental
Serves students with interests in health-oriented careers other than traditional pre-medical areas. Information and guidance for these programs occurs through seminars and tailored academic advising. Students interact with professionals through volunteer and internship opportunities. For further information, contact Dr. Ron Peterson.
This program prepares the student with interests in veterinary science. Information and guidance for this program occurs through seminars and tailored academic advising. All Pre-Veterinary Science students are expected to take the Pre-Medical Orientation. (Credit does not count toward graduation hours). For additional information, contact Dr. Ron Peterson.