Collaborative for Student Achievement
Offices in the Stadium Complex, 701 West Pitkin
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.
Offices for several student clubs related to the health professions are located in Collaborative for Student Achievement Offices in the Stadium complex. Staff members serve as advisors for the Pre-Vet club and the Health Professions Student Association and the associated clubs of Premdica, Pre-Dental, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Optometry and provide assistance and support for club activities.
More information about Health Professions Advising may be found on the Collaborative for Student Achievement website.