Achieve your goals. The pre-health professions tracks at the University of St. Thomas will prepare you for a variety of postgraduate healthcare programs. Whether you plan to become a dentist or a physical therapist, we have the resources you need to prepare for an exciting career.
Why Pursue a Pre-Health Professions Track at St. Thomas?
Pursuing a pre-health professions track means you have access to a huge variety of academic programs to prepare you for what comes after St. Thomas. We will work with you to choose a program based on your abilities and personal interests, and you will have access to the Health Professions Advisory Committee to create a four-year plan completing the needed prerequisite courses for a postgraduate program. Our alumni have gone on to be physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, occupational therapists and more.
Preparing for an Exciting Career
Changing the World
Health Professions Advisory Committee
Nasser Lubega ‘18
Charles Watts, MD, PhD '91
St. Thomas prepares you with the academic knowledge and practical skills for multiple career paths.
- Public Health
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Occupational Therapy
- Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine
This competition occurs every year during the spring semester for students pursuing a pre-health professions track. Historically, individual awards range between $1,000 to over $6,000.
Established by Dr. Harvey O’Phelan, this scholarship award is available for juniors and seniors pursuing a pre-health professions track at the university.
We award this scholarship to a biology major demonstrating financial need each year.
This opportunity is for juniors or seniors pursuing a major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience or engineering. Eligible students will demonstrate academic excellence by having a minimum St. Thomas GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Eligible recipients for this scholarship will demonstrate academic excellence with a 3.5 GPA or higher and financial need.
Eligible students for this award will be a junior or senior either majoring in biology or an interdisciplinary major utilizing courses from the Department of Biology.
Ready for What's Next
We have 800+ faculty at St. Thomas eager to be your teachers and mentors. Here are just a few and what they have been up to lately.
Dr. Roxanne Prichard
Dr. Prichard’s expertise is in sleep and circadian rhythms.
Dr. Thomas Marsh
Dr. Marsh's interests include biochemistry and analyzing the assembly of G4-DNA nanostructures.
Dr. Sarah Heimovics
Dr. Heimovics focuses on topics like neuroendocrine systems.
A Wide Range of Thrilling Experiences
See the World
Address Real Issues
Finding Your Path
Living Learning Communities
Making a Difference
Students pursuing a pre-health professions track at St. Thomas are equipped with skills and knowledge that will help them lead successful careers. No matter what their path is, they will be ready to make an impact with every person they meet.
Take the Next Step
There is more to learn about St. Thomas; including our ranking as a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report, the many classroom and extracurricular activities that will be part of your student experience and so much more. Schedule a visit to see our beautiful campus or start your application today.