Pre-Health

Baylor University offers many Pre-Health Programs within Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. The purpose of these programs are to serve as pre-professional preparation for entrance into medical, dental, physical therapy, athletic training or other allied health professional graduate programs (e.g., occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, etc). The program helps students identify and meet entrance criteria to allied health degree programs while emphasizing health, fitness, and wellness.

Health Science Studies

Medical/Dental:

The Health Science Studies Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by medical and dental schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship.  Medical and dental schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Veterinary Medicine:

Students interested in Veterinary Medicine, will follow the pre-medical/pre-dental option.  This option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by veterinary schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship. Veterinary schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Pharmacy:

Students interested in pharmacy, will follow the pre-medical/pre-dental option.  This option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by pharmacy schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship. Pharmacy schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Physician Assistant:

The Health Science Studies Pre-Physician Assistant Option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by Physician Assistant schools. Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship.  Physician Assistant schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Physical Therapy:

The Health Science Studies Pre-Physical Therapy Option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by Physical Therapy schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and an academic clinical internship. Physical Therapy schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Occupational Therapy:

Students interested in Occupational Therapy, will follow the pre-physical therapy option. This option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by Occupational Therapy schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and an academic clinical internship.  Occupational Therapy schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Optometry:

Students interested in Optometry will follow the pre-medical/pre-dental option.  This option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by optometry schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship.  Optometry schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements. 

Chiropractic:

Students interested in Chiropractic Medicine will follow the pre-medical/pre-dental option.  This option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by optometry schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship.  Optometry schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Podiatry:

Students interested in Podiatric Medicine will follow the pre-medical/pre-dental option.  This option allows students to complete necessary prerequisite coursework required by podiatry schools.  Curriculum integrates coursework in human sciences, applied anatomy and physiology, public health, and an academic clinical internship.  Podiatry schools share common pre-requisites but often have specific or unique criteria.  Students are encouraged to visit the specific program websites for detailed admission requirements.

Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies

HKLS Allied Health PreProfessional:

The Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies program in the Department of HHPR is designed to be a flexible degree program that can address several objectives. The thirty-six semester hours in HHPR courses, eighteen of which may be concentrated in one of the three areas, can be configured so that acceptable preparation results for some of the general career areas of allied health. A useful feature of this program is the thirty-two semester hours of general electives which may be used to satisfy the majority of prerequisite requirements for premedical, predental, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, or pre-physician’s assistant entrance requirements for professional programs. The advantage of this undergraduate program is that the student can take courses which are directly linked to their major field of interest including exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition, ethics in allied health, and other courses which enhance the student’s knowledge of their particular field of choice.  Students also have the option of completing a clinical internship or research internship in their junior year. Some of these prerequisites can be met by applying coursework in the basic studies area of the degree program.  For example, using premedical entry requirements, the English, math, and one four-hour science course can be applied in the basic requirements of the degree. 

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology PreProfessional:

The Bachelor of Science of Exercise Physiology degree is an excellent preparatory program for graduate or professional school. Graduates continue their education in medicine, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, chiropractic, physician assistant, exercise physiology, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy and other programs. The undergraduate program includes courses in science, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, with hands-on laboratories in exercise physiology, and exercise instruction. Students will also complete a 300-hour clinical internship or research internship in their junior year.