Health Professions Advising

Prepare for a Career in Health Care

Whether you know exactly what you want to do or have limited knowledge of the opportunities in health care, health professions advising will guide you all the way—from your selection of courses, internships and fieldwork to applications for post-graduate study or a job search.

  • We offer a wide range of professional and preprofessional programs to prepare you for a successful career in any area of health care—including medicine, dentistry, speech-language pathology, exercise science, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing and more.
  • We also offer a medical humanities minor to support your ongoing examination of ethical issues. No matter which program you choose, you’ll gain first-hand experience through internships and fieldwork at some of the nation’s leading hospitals and organizations. You’ll participate in seminars and workshops and meet professionals in your field of interest. And you’ll build a strong portfolio of work to show to professional schools or future employers.
  • Along the way, you’ll meet regularly with an expert health professions advisor, starting as early as your first week on campus. Your advisor will help you refine your career goals and chart an academic and co-curricular course to achieve them.

Erica Ashauer

Director, Pre-Professional Advising, Health Professions Advising
Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence

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