Students interested in pre-health programs are advised in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.
As careers in health professions continue to be plentiful, applicants to the health professional schools become more numerous and requirements for admission become more competitive. One of the universal requirements is a high grade point average (GPA). Therefore, after completing 24 or more semester hours at K-State, students with a K-State GPA below 3.0 will have their pre-health designation removed from their academic plan.
To remain in a pre-health designation a student must continue to take the prerequisite coursework appropriate to that designation and maintain a 3.0 K-State GPA. To be competitive, at the point of application to professional schools students must have earned a GPA above a 3.0.
Academic prerequisites for successful application to health professional schools and programs are different for each profession and vary from program to program within individual professions. Some require completion of a bachelor’s degree before matriculation while others require only the completion of specific coursework. No specific bachelor’s degree is required.
Creating a competitive applicant profile takes time and includes more than academics. Therefore, all students who are considering a health profession should consult with the appropriate health professions advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office early in their undergraduate career.
Health Professions Advising is available for the careers listed below.
Completing pre-health prerequisites prepares students to make application to health professional schools. It does not result in the completion of a degree, with the exception of Clinical Lab Science.
Students interested in Athletic Training, Dietetics, or Communications Sciences and Disorders or Kinesiology may prepare for these careers through the College of Human Ecology.
If the health field of interest is not listed above you are encouraged to contact ACIC (Academic Career Information Center) to obtain additional information.
For additional information contact:
Health Professions Advising Office
College of Arts and Sciences
Kansas State University
117 Eisenhower Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1011