Policies

Pre-health

The pre-health program is designed to serve the needs of students who plan to attend professional or graduate school in a variety of health-related fields (including but not limited to medical school, veterinary school, dental school, optometry school, chiropractic school, nursing school, physical therapy school and occupational therapy school). Central offers dual degree agreements with Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, Iowa), Washington University (St. Louis, MO) for Occupational Therapy, Allen College of Nursing (Waterloo, Iowa) Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa) for Athletic Training, Grand View University (Des Moines, Iowa) for Athletic Training Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa) for Athletic Training and the University of Iowa for Athletic Training. Because of the diversity of academic preparation required by the various health professional and graduate schools, the pre-health program is designed as a supplemental advising program meant to complement any major. As students identify specific professions or areas of interest, they should declare their intent and interest area(s) via the pre-health declaration form which is submitted to the Pre-Health Advisor. The role of the Pre- Health Advisor is to guide the student in identifying appropriate graduate or professional schools and their admission requirements and to assist the student in designing curricular sequences to meet the individual professional school requirements.