Health Profession Programs
Beyond the students who major in nursing, those desiring to pursue professions in health care typically major in biology or chemistry to prepare themselves for graduate study in areas such as teaching, research, industry, medicine, dentistry, clinical lab science, physical therapy, and environmental biology.
Augustana's pre-professional programs include chiropractic, dentistry, medical lab science, medicine, mortuary science, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary medicine.
Course descriptions and requirements for the health profession programs are available in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Popular Health Professions
Below are some health professions that are of interest to many Augustana students. Web links to information on application and standardized exams that are required are listed below. Many programs, including physicians assistant, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine programs, require Graduate Record Exams (GRE) scores for application. http://www.ets.org/gre/
For information about specific health professions programs and preparation for standardized exams, see the health professions resource area in the biology seminar room.
Clinical Laboratory Science
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) http://www.ascls.org/jobs/careers.asp
American Dental Education Association www.adea.org
The ADEA and the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADSAS) https://portal.aadsasweb.org/
The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine www.aacom.org
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Timeline for application www.aamc.org/students/considering/timeline.htm
The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
For a national list of programs: www.aamc.org/research/dbr/mdphd/programs.htm
American Occupational Therapy Association http://www.aota.org/Students/Prospective.aspx
American Occupational Therapy Foundation www.aotf.org
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry http://www.opted.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1
Optometry Admission Test (OAT)
American Physical Therapy Association: www.apta.org
PTCAS Web site www.ptcas.org
American Academy of Physicians Assitants http://www.aapa.org/
Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) https://portal.caspaonline.org/
PA education Association www.paeaonline.org/
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: http://www.aacp.org/
Applying to Pharmacy School http://www.pharmcas.org/
Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) www.pcatweb.info/
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges www.aavmc.org
Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
For more links to these and several other health professions programs-