Pre-Health Professions

Pre-Health Professions
Pre-Health Professions
Pre-Health Professions
Pre-Health Professions

Pre-Health Professions Program

The role of the Pre-Health Professions Program is to provide specialized support for SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students preparing to apply to Graduate Health Professional Schools and other Programs to continue their education in pursuit of a career in the Health Care Professions.

The Pre-Health Professions Program holds membership in the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) and both current students and SUNY Oneonta Alumni are eligible for support through our Pre-Health Professions Program.

SUNY Oneonta offers 10 Advisement Tracks in the following concentration options: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Chiropractic.

SUNY Oneonta provides highly qualified students the opportunity to apply to regional Health Professional Schools under specialized articulation agreements. Application to these programs is highly competitive and NOT guaranteed. Additional information, including qualifying criteria for the following partnerships, can be found on our Health Professional School Articulation Webpage

  • 4+4 Early Assurance Program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • One-Hart Nursing Collaboration with Hartwick College (accelerated BSN)
  • Early Assurance with Utica University Nursing Program (accelerated BSN)
  • 4+2 Preferred Acceptance at Russell Sage College (MSOT or DOT)
  • 3+4 Joint Degree Program with SUNY College of Optometry (OD)
  • 3+3 Early Assurance Program at Upstate Medical University (DPT)
  • 4+3 Preferred Acceptance at Russell Sage College (DPT)
  • Early Assurance Program with Albany Medical College Center for Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

SUNY Oneonta Students in the Pre-Health Professions Advising Track:

  • choose from a variety of majors, which commonly include: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and others.
  • are dual advised by their Primary Major Advisor and their Pre-Health Advisor to facilitate course selection for timely completion of requirements.
  • complete a similar suite of courses during the first two to three years at SUNY Oneonta
  • can generally complete all undergraduate coursework prerequisites for Graduate School in the Health Care Professions with any major at SUNY Oneonta.
  • are encouraged to consider nationwide and global healthcare professional school opportunities and have the opportunity to apply to regional Health Professional Schools under specialized Articulation Agreements.

Health Care Experience

Students should continue to seek part-time or per diem employment or volunteer opportunities at health care facilities and animal care facilities.

For more information about available health care / animal care employment or volunteer opportunities, visit the Human Resources Webpages or reach out to the Employment Opportunities Offices at facilities in the location where you are interested in gaining experience.

Advising Meetings can be scheduled via Bookings

Tami LaPilusa, M.S.


Tami LaPilusa, M.S.
Program Coordinator
Pre-Health Professions
101 Physical Science Building
(607) 436-3237

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