Health Professions
in the College of Health and Human Sciences

If you are interested in a career serving others through the health care industry, you are in the right place! The College of Health and Human Sciences has numerous programs that can prepare students to either enter professional or graduate school.

Personalized health career advising
Hands-on career preparation
Dedicated student organizations
Above-average placement

Pre-Health Designations

Here at K-State, we do not have “pre-health” majors. Students interested in a health career will select one of the 250 majors offered at K-State and then declare their pre-health designation. As a pre-health student, you are paired with both an academic advisor, who makes sure you are completing classes to earn your degree, and a dedicated health professions advisor, who makes sure you are meeting the requirements of your professional school as well as helping you through the application process.

Students have the option to select one of the following pre-health designations:

  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Dietetics
  • Pre-Health Information Management
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Respiratory Care
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

 

*There are some health professions that do not require a bachelor’s degree to enter a professional school including chiropractic, health information management, nursing, pharmacy, respiratory care and veterinary medicine. Your health professions advisor can discuss your options with you in these health care fields.

 

Health Professions Advising

Pre-Health students have at least two advisors, an Academic Advisor; sometimes called a Major Advisor, and a Pre-Professional Advisor; sometimes called a Health Professions Advisor.

Major Advisors help students understand what they must do to complete the requirements of their major (degree). Health Professions Advisors help students understand what they must do to become competitive applicants to health professional schools and programs.

Students should meet regularly with each of their advisors to be sure they are making timely progress toward completion of all their major and health professions requirements.

HHS Health Professions Advisors

Adam Dieker Adam Dieker (adieker@k-state.edu)
785-532-5500
Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy

Susan Watt Susan Watt (swatt@k-state.edu)
785-532-5500
Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Nursing