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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 & Information


Pipeline Programs


KGI Master of Science Community Medicine Program

Collaboration Programs

Preparatory and Enhancement Programs

MCAT Preparatory Scholarship Program

Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program

Programs Offered at Sac State

Certificate Programs

American Heart Association Certification Courses

Emergency Medicine Technician

Certificate Program in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (HEAL)


Dietetic Internship Program

Degree Programs


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


  • 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

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 Student Advising

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?

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

Please email 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 an area of health that is not listed that you are interested in please email 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, email to be added.

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 $180. 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.


If you have graduated and are looking to speak to a pre-health advisor please email to be connected with the appropriate advisor and resources.