Office of Pre-Professional Health Programs
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strives to ensure each student obtains the skills and information needed to be a successful professional school applicant. In the College of STEM, we offer APSU 1000 courses for incoming freshman that specialize in the pre-professional areas including Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Physical Therapy to name just a few of the Pre-Professional health options. Registering as a Pre-Professional Health student, will allow us to keep in touch with you so that you receive vital information in a timely manner. Some of the events that you will have an opportunity to participate in include: mock interviews for professional schools, taking practice entrance exam in your field, finding out how to “shadow" a professional, volunteering in your field of interest and taking field trips to professional schools and surrounding health care facilities.
Registering as a Pre-Professional Health student is easy. Declare that information on the “change of major” form. You will then be contacted by the Chair of the Department and assigned an advisor for your Pre-Professional Health area. Make an appointment with your new Pre-Professional Advisor as soon as possible to discuss your academic plan.
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Pre-Professional Health Programs:
- Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Naturopathic, and Osteopathic)
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- If a pre-professional area that you are interested in is not listed above, please contact our office so that we can direct you to the appropriate department and academic advisor.
Other Pre-Professional, Professional or Health Related options at APSU:
Every good plan has a back-up! If you change your mind about your major or your pre-professional health area check out the suggestions listed below:
- Check out the Explore Health Career Website!
- Eight essential steps as you prepare for professional health school admission.
- Find the best fit of a healthcare career for you.
You may want to stop by the Pre-Professional Health Office - SSC E107. This office is staffed by other pre-professional health students and is a place to research professional schools, study for professional school entrance exams, meet with representatives from professional schools and connect with other students.