Health Professions

Health Professions

The pre-health program at Parkside is a multi-disciplinary program. We provide you with a truly comprehensive, hands-on level of support in all aspects of your preparation.

Parkside offers 13 pre-health tracks
  1. Pre-Chiropractic
  2. Pre-Dental
  3. Pre-Genetic Counseling
  4. Pre-Medicine
  5. Pre-Occupational Therapy
  6. Pre-Optometry
  7. Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
  8. Pre-Pathology Assistant
  9. Pre-Pharmacy
  10. Pre-Physical Therapy
  11. Pre-Physician Assistant
  12. Pre-Podiatry
  13. Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Popular Majors
Students hoping to gain acceptance into professional health programs can pursue a major in any department/discipline throughout the university.
We are here to help you!

In depth course planning – including preparing a class by class, semester by semester schedule helping you plot out the courses you need for:

  • Graduation from any major 
  • Pre-requisites for the professional health program of your choice
Professional program preparation
  • Selecting schools to apply to
  • Actual help with your application
  • Personal statement development
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Free test preparation
  • Professional development
  • Shadowing and internship opportunities
  • Interview preparation
Beyond the Classroom

Over the past three years, we have averaged 90 separate internships in health professional sites in SE Wisconsin, nationally, and internationally for our pre-health students.  This also averages out to over 22,000 hours of hands-on health care experience per year over the last three years.

RUSCH Program with UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health

Selected Parkside students begin the two-year RUSCH program with an extensive research experience in the summer of the first year on the campus of UW-Madison after which they will gain significant health care experiences, mentoring, and instruction focusing on the great need to provide health care to under-served populations where healthcare access and/or equity is a concern.

Articulation Agreement with Rosalind Franklin's School of Pharmacy
Students majoring in biological sciences at Parkside can apply to participate. This "3 + 4" program which allows students to save one year of their educational journey and receive special consideration regarding their academic pre-requisites to gain acceptance to the pharmacy school.  Rosalind Franklin reserves up to ten (10) seats in their Pharm.D. program specifically for Parkside students.
Careers after Parkside

There are a variety of career opportunities for students who study pre-health. Please note that most of these careers  require advanced degrees in addition to the BS; others may require formal and specialized training outside the scope of an undergraduate academic degree program. 

13 Health Professions

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary

Placement by occupation

The national average of students who gain acceptance into medical school is around 41-42%.  Our students, over the last 15 years have an 89% acceptance rate – this is more than double the national average.


Average salary of the pre-health programs ranging from$145,000-$63,900

More than $200,000 in UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships are awarded yearly. 

  • Your application for admission acts as your initial application for Parkside
    scholarships and grants.
  • Indicate your intended major on your application. 
  • Once admitted, we may request additional information via email. 
  • To be eligible, you must be admitted by February 1.

Learn more about UW-Parkside scholarship opportunities

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