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Pre-Health Professional Information and Resources

The Pre-Health Professions website at Sacramento State provides students and alumni who are interested in entering a health professional field with information and resources to learn about a health profession and the process.

Announcements and Information

Announcements

Are you currently applying to a graduate or professional school in the health field this coming cycle? Or are you preparing to apply within the next year? Please visit the NAAHP website for links to information regarding COVID-19 impacts on applications and standardized testing.

Save the Date

Save the date flyer for Health Professions Week, November 8- November 21, 2021

Information

Virtual Bulletin Board

California State University Pipeline Programs

KGI Master of Science Community Medicine Program

Programs Offered at Sac State

Preparatory and Enhancement Programs

MCAT Preparatory Scholarship Program

Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program

Certificate Programs

American Heart Association Certification Courses

Emergency Medicine Technician

Certificate Program in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (HEAL)

Degree Programs

Nursing

Master's in Social Work

Master's in Public Health

Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Audiology

Exploring Health Careers

Students who are interested in a health profession but are not sure which route best suits them need to consider exploring. Here are some options that they have

  • Courses
    • NSM 88- Exploring Health Careers, 1 Unit CR/NCR offered every semester
    • Bio 186C- Intro to Health Careers, 1 Units CR/NCR offered every spring and some falls
  • Sites to visit
  • Volunteering Experience
  • Through Sac State Career Center
    • Sutter Volunteering Program
    • Kaiser Volunteering Program
  • Conferences to attend
    • UC Davis Pre-Health Conference (every October)

Join Pre-Health Canvas

Current students, faculty and staff can join the Pre-Health Canvas page for additional information and resources regarding the health professions. Join the Pre-Health Canvas

Current Students

The Pre-Health Professional page provides information and resources for pre-health students at California State University, Sacramento. Students who are interested in entering a health professional program are strongly encouraged to meet with an adviser who does pre-health advising.

Are you a student who is interested in pursuing one of these health professions?

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Please Richard Aguirre by email or visit his personal website. When emailing, please include your name, Sac State ID#, saclink email, and area you are looking to gain information on.

Students interested in pursuing:

  • Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Communication and Speech Disorders
  • Audiology
  • Public Health

Please contact the College of Health and Human Services' Success Center to connect with an advisor.

Students interested in Dietetics contact the Department of Family and Consumer to connect with an advisor.

If there is any of health that is not listed that you are interested in please contact Richard Aguirre at aguirre@csus.edu to be connected with the appropriate person for advising and resources.

Faculty and Staff

Pre-Health Advisors Listserv

Join the Sacramento State pre-health advisors listserv.This is an excellent venue to ask other advisors questions regarding various health professions that students might ask you. As a member of the listserv, you will receive updated information from the various health professional organizations like AAMC, ADEA, etc., information about professional development or informational webinars, and information on programs for students to gain experience in the field. If you are interested in joining, please contact Richard Aguirre

For additional information on a National-level, please join the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions listserv (Membership is not required to be a part of the listserv).

Pre-Health Advising Professional Organization

Join the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). NAAHP serves as a resource for the professional development of health professions advisors. When you join NAAHP, you automatically become a member of the regional association, Western Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (WAAHP). Annual membership is $165. Visit their website for additional information and how to join.

Exploring Health Career

Advisors who are interested in learning more about the health professions please contact Richard Aguirre, SEE Services Coordinator.

Alumni

If you have graduated and are looking to speak to a pre-health advisor please contact Richard Aguirre aguirre@csus.edu to be connected with the appropriate resources.