The Office of Pre-Health Professions Advising offers guidance for current UAH students interested in pursuing a career in the professional healthcare field. 

"Pre-Health" is not a major, it's a goal.

Your Pre-Health Professions Advisor will help you choose the best major possible to help you become the best candidate for one of the many health-related graduate programs. This could mean you major in Biology, Physics, Math, or another program through the College of Science — or you could chose a major through the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; or Professional Studies.

Enroll as a Pre-Health Student

Once you enroll in UAH's Pre-Health Professions Program, you gain access to:

  • individualized advising from the Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • a yearly calendar of detailed tasks and expectations for your application path that will allow you to be less stressed throughout the process and allow for a smooth transition when the application opens
  • exclusive access to workshops, trips, conferences, guest speakers, and more
  • a dedicated Online Learning Space for Pre-Health Professions Students
  • The Prepared Professional, a bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • the opportunity to receive a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee letter of recommendation with your graduate school application
  • assistance with your graduate school application and preparation for your entrance exam
  • many other unique resources and opportunities!

What does a Pre-Health Professions Advisor Do?

Students maintain all the benefits of an Academic Advisor, to guide them through degree coursework and confirm they are on track to graduate, while gaining a Pre-Health Professions Advisor to ensure they are building a competitive application and meeting the pre-requisite requirements for their desired professional healthcare program.

  • help make sure that you complete all of the prerequisite courses for the professional healthcare program of your choosing while you are meeting your degree requirements
  • provide resume assistance, personal statement help, interviewing etiquette tips, and application support
  • help you find community service opportunities, leadership roles, and research positions on campus by referring you to a wide variety of resources

All of these activities are important in the development of extracurricular skills that the admissions boards of professional healthcare school are seeking.

Alumni Spotlight

Tamara Zaza

BS Biological Sciences

"I don’t think I would be able to do this if UAH had not given me the leadership opportunities and skills that it did. My ultimate goal is to be a compassionate and knowledgeable physician."