Health Sciences - Pre-Health Professions

A Holistic Approach to Health

College of Arts and Sciences

Location: Lincoln, Online, Crete

Degree Type: Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Pre-Health Professions program prepares students for graduate health profession education by providing the knowledge, skills and co-curricular experiences required. The pre-health professions emphasis areas have been intentionally created to meet academic requirements and industry standards. Carefully crafted program outcomes give graduates a competitive advantage.

The Pre-Health Professions track will give students a solid foundation in science and provide opportunities to develop personal skills and attitudes needed for a successful academic and healthcare career. Professional advisors and faculty mentors work with students to build a portfolio and gain experiential learning through job shadowing, evidence-based research and internship opportunities. The program also features pathways into graduate education programs at select health profession schools.

Pre-Professional emphasis options include:

  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant

If you are interested in Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy or Athletic Training, view our Exercise Science major.

Health Sciences – Leadership

This program prepares students to advance their careers by building professional skills and knowledge that healthcare employers desire, such as critical thinking, problem-solving leadership, healthcare policy and information literacy.

The leadership track is for students who wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field. It's also for healthcare professionals with an associate's degree in allied health, such as respiratory care or medical lab technology, who wish to advance their careers.

Career Paths

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. 



2018 Median Pay: $156,240 per year
Job Outlook: Projected to grow 7% from 2018-2028



2018 Median Pay: $71,730 per year
Job Outlook: Projected to grow 12% from 2018-2028



2018 Median Pay: $111,790 per year
Job Outlook: Projected to grow 10% from 2018-2028



2018 Median Pay: $126,120 per year
Job Outlook: Projected to little or no change from 2018-2028. 



2018 Median Pay: $208,000 per year
Job Outlook: Projected to grow 7%.


Physician Assistants

2018 Median Pay: $108,610 per year
Job Outlook: Projected to grow 31% from 2018-2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.



Faculty & Staff

Greg Seier - Director of HHP, Associate Professor of Practice

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Emphasis Areas
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant

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