Programs, Recommended Coursework, & Advisement
SUNY Oneonta offers a series of PreHealth Professional Programs to prepare students for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health professions.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for information regarding admission to SUNY Oneonta.
The PreHealth Professional Program includes concentrations in PreMedicine, PreDentistry, PreVeterinary Medicine, PrePhysical Therapy, PreOccupational Therapy, PrePhysician Assistant, PrePharmacy, PreOptometry, PreChiropractic, and PreNursing. Students are encouraged to consider nationwide and global professional school opportunities.
Prerequisite coursework in the prehealth professions concentrations consist of a similar suite of coursework during the first 2-3 years. Students can generally complete all coursework requirements for any of the healthcare professions with any major at SUNY Oneonta.
Common Health Care Professional School Prerequisites*
*Please note: The following are the most common prerequisite courses required among Health Care Professional Schools. Specific coursework selection is dependent on the prerequisite requirements at individual health care professions schools. The following course sequnce is based on a student taking professional school entrance exams and applying to Health Care Professional School the summer BEFORE their final year at SUNY Oneonta, and that the student will graduate in four years. If a student wishes to take a bridge year, or take a different undergraduate path, coursework plans can change accordingly. Individual student plans may vary depending on when the student hopes to enter Health Care Professional School and what primary major is chosen. As a result, each student should work with their primary major advisor and their prehealth advisor to establish their own personalized schedule.