Center for Advising and Student Achievement
Offices in the TILT Building, Room 121

Human Health Professions Advising

CSU does not offer specific “pre-health” majors as health professions programs neither prefer nor recommend any particular undergraduate major(s).  Students interested in a career in the health professions may select a major from among the many choices offered by CSU. After declaring an academic major, a student is assigned an academic advisor from that department to ensure they fulfill the requirements for that major.

Health professions advisors work with students in conjunction with their departmental advisor in determining courses to take to satisfy professional school prerequisites and helping them identify and gain the experiences needed to make them competitive candidates. Health Professions advisors assist students in planning for entrance into accredited programs of dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, chiropractic, and other human health professions and assist them in preparing their applications to those programs.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising

Pre-veterinary advising provides guidance for students in any major who are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Placement into professional veterinary medical programs is extremely competitive and a successful applicant needs to be well informed regarding course requirements and other factors considered by veterinary admissions committees.

Students work with their academic advisor to ensure that they fulfill the graduation requirements in their major and the pre-veterinary advisor to be sure that their courses also satisfy admission requirements for professional veterinary programs.

Student Clubs

Offices for several student clubs related to the health professions are located in The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT Building) on the Oval. Staff members serve as advisors for the Premedica, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Optometry clubs and provide assistance and support for club activities.

More information about Health Professions Advising may be found on the CASA website.