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Pre-Professional Health Programs

Pre-Med and Pre-Professional Degree Programs in Health Sciences
Degree Options:
  • Pre-Professional

Students interested in pre-professional health programs often major in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry, although pre-professional students can come from any major. TLU offers pre-professional programs in the following professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary Science

Students interested in pursuing careers in these programs work with members of TLU's Health Professions Committee for individualized advising. Our Health Professions Faculty Advisors help students determine which courses to take, how best to obtain exposure to the desired career field, and how best to prepare for entry examinations. Committee members will also provide letters of recommendation for students, will help students prepare their professional school applications, and will offer practice interview sessions for those invited to interview at professional schools.


UIW Health Professions Pathway for TLU Graduates


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TLU and the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio have memorandums of understanding (MOU) as part of UIW's Health Professions Pathway. The MOUs pave the way for qualified TLU students to secure interview slots for the opportunity to attend the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Feik School of Pharmacy, the Rosenberg School of Optometry, and the School of Physical Therapy.

TLU students should consult with their faculty advisor on the process for applying to UIW's health programs.

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