Career & Professional Development > Health Professions Advising > Academic and other preparation

Resources for preparation for students who plan to apply for admission to health profession graduate and professional programs.

Academic preparation:

Although the majority of health professions students major in a science field, it is not required. 

  • Coursework guidelines for undergraduate students preparing for admission to health profession graduate programs are being updated for the 2018-2019 academic year. Check back for that information. For now: get involved with HPA so that you receive information and updates.
  • Coursework for majors: see your academic department.
  • Undecided / major-undeclared students receive academic advising through University Studies

Academic assistance at Virginia Tech:

Preparing to be competitive:

Undergraduate and summer research & study opportunities:

  • These kinds of opportunities are strongly encouraged both to give you exposure to topics of interest and to strengthen your application.

Extra-curricular preparation:

  • Do volunteering & service.
  • Shadow health professionals.