Pre-Professional Health

Pre-Professional Health

Get a strong foundation that will distinguish you from other applicants to highly selective programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary studies, physical therapy, and more. Our placement rate for graduates into medical school is 60-70 percent (compared to the national average of 47-percent) and is nearly 100 percent for physical therapy school! Earn your degree in biological sciences, exercise science, biomedical engineering, chemistry, or any bachelor’s degree program at Tech. Then, work with your pre-health advisor to ensure you’re meeting milestones toward professional school.

Choose your path:

Earn your degree in biological sciences, exercise science, biomedical engineering, chemistry, or any bachelor’s degree program at Tech. Then, work with your pre-health advisor for your area of interest, including:

  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Podiatric Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Take courses like:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Human Nutrition

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Conducting undergraduate research with faculty mentors in areas such as genetics, neurovascular control in humans, and cardiovascular disease
  • Participating in internships to gain practical experience in your field of interest
  • Shadowing physicians at local hospitals, clinics, and veterinary clinics
  • Joining Michigan Tech EMS, a volunteer student organization that assists local medical responders and provides medical certification training ranging from C-CERT to Medical First Response
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment for lab assignments, research, and projects in small classes where professors know you well enough to write a killer letter of recommendation

Become a/an:

  • Physician
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Cardiac Rehab Specialist

Attend a professional school like:

  • Michigan State University*
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • Central Michigan University*
  • Ferris State University
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

*An early assurance program allows you to apply to professional school a year ahead of schedule (and everyone else) for spots reserved just for Michigan Tech graduates.

Learn more about pre-health at Michigan Tech!