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Pre-Health Services


Pre-health services programs prepare people to attend professional programs in chiropractic, optometry, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

Pre-health programs include topics such as:


Community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in pre-health services. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in pre-health services. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically offers courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Majoring in pre-health services does not guarantee admission to a professional school. This program also provides a good background for graduate study in the natural sciences.

Professional health programs involve a lot of laboratory work, critical research skills, and patient care. But you may also want to seek research assistant positions in laboratories during the summers. Or you might consider volunteering in a hospital or clinic.

If you are considering a professional health program after you have already finished college in another program of study, look for a post-bachelor's, pre-health services program where you can complete the course work required to apply.


East Side Area

Walla Walla University

Washington State University - Pullman

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College (Omak Campus)

King-Snohomish Area

Bastyr University

Bellevue College

Everett Community College

Highline College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Northwest University

Seattle Central College

Seattle University

Shoreline Community College

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Spokane Area

Gonzaga University

Spokane Community College

Spokane Falls Community College

Tacoma Area

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Tacoma Community College

West Side Area

Centralia College

Grays Harbor College

Lower Columbia College

Saint Martin's University