Pre-professional Health

Prepare for your future
in athletic training.|in chiropractic health care.|in dentistry.|in medicine.|in occupational therapy.|in optometry.|in the pharmaceutical industry.|in physical therapy.|as a physician assistant.|in public health.|in veterinary medicine.|in transfer of technology.

Available Programs

A pre-professional track at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s guides the personal, academic and professional development of students with ambitions beyond their bachelor’s degrees. By providing student-centered advising and unique curricular and co-curricular opportunities, we help prepare them for successful careers in health care.

Choose What’s Right for You

Get advice

One of our core Benedictine values is seeking counsel. Don’t be afraid to talk with our professionals in Academic Advising and XPD (the Office of Experience and Professional Development).

Keep your options open

Many of our pre-professional programs include common prerequisites. If you’re still choosing your path, work with your advisor to map out your courses and give yourself flexibility while you decide. 

Available Programs

Pre-athletic training


Advisor: Don Fischer
About Pre-athletic training



Advisor: Don Fischer
About Pre-chiropractic

Pre-occupational therapy


Advisor: Don Fischer
About Pre-occupational therapy


eye exam chart

Advisor: David Mitchell
About Pre-optometry



Advisor: Ed McIntee
About Pre-pharmacy

Pre-physical therapy


Advisor: Don Fischer
About Pre-physical therapy

Pre-physician assistant

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Advisors: Mani Campos, Ashley Fink
About Pre-physician assistant

Pre-public health


Advisor: Ellen Block
About Pre-public Health

Pre-veterinary medicine

dog paw

Advisor: Clark Cotton
About Pre-veterinary medicine

Medical device/Technology transfer industry


Advisors: Mani Campos, Paul Marsnik, Jennifer Schaefer