Pre-Health Professions

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.

All students in the PreHealth Professional Program must declare a primary major.

SUNY Oneonta PreHealth Professions students choose from a variety of majors including Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, among others.

Students are dual advised and consult with their primary major advisor and a prehealth professions advisor to ensure timely completion of both major and prehealth professions concentration coursework to ensure timely completion of both major coursework and prehealth professions concentration coursework as of the date of their matriculation.

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.


SUNY Oneonta articulation agreements

Preferred Acceptance at Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
3 + 3 Early Admission at Upstate Medical University in Physical Therapy
Early Assurrance at the Albany Medical College Center for Physician Assistant Studies


For additional information:

Contact Ms. Tami LaPilusa, Coordinator of the PreHealth Professions Program at SUNY Oneonta.
email: Tami.LaPilusa@oneonta.edu

last update 10 November 2016 (TLL Webmaster)