Pre-Health Professions

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

Advising Meetings can be scheduled via Bookings

Pre-Health Professions Program

The role of the Pre-Health Professions Program is to provide specialized support for SUNY Oneonta students preparing for application to graduate programs 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-MedicinePre-Dentistry, Pre-NursingPre-Veterinary MedicinePre-Physical TherapyPre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician AssistantPre-PharmacyPre-Optometry, and Pre-Chiropractic.

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

  • choose from a variety of majors, which commonly include: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, ChemistryExercise Science, PsychologySociology, 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, reach out to the Human Resources Webpages or Employment Opportunities Offices at facilities in the location where you are interested in gaining experience.



Alexandra Szymanski
From the age of 14, Ali Szymanski knew she wanted to become a physical therapist and help people. At SUNY Oneonta, she gained the knowledge she needed to prepare for that dream, and now she’s living it. Meet Alexandra Szymanski, PT, DPT, SUNY Oneonta Class of 2018.
Tami LaPilusa, M.S.


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

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