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Academic Spotlight: Pre-Professional Allied Health

If you’re interested in a career in healthcare but aren’t sure yet what you want to specialize in, take a look at PUC’s pre-professional allied health programs!

Programs offered:

  • Pre-Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology (A.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Communication Sciences (B.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Cytotechnology (B.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, B.S., for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Health Information Administration, B.S., for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Medical Radiography (A.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Nuclear Medicine (B.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Nutrition & Dietetics (B.S. or M.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Orthotics & Prosthetics (M.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Pathologists’ Assistant (M.H.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant (A.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Physician Assistant (M.P.A.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Radiation Sciences (B.S.) for Loma Linda University
  • Pre-Respiratory Care (B.S.) for Loma Linda University

A Faculty’s Perspective

Professor Vicki Saunders is an assistant professor of nutrition and also coordinates the two-year health sciences degree program at PUC. We sat down with her to talk about pre-professional programs and what advice she would give to a student interested in pursuing a career in allied health.

Read “What Exactly is Allied Health? Professor Saunders Tells It All.” now!

Fast Facts

  1. Students who choose to study a pre-allied health program at PUC can also work towards earning an A.S. in health sciences, which is a way they can complete prerequisites for their designated program and also graduate with a diploma.
  2. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

What You Can Do

There’s a wide variety of places pre-professional allied health programs can take you! Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

  • Cytotechnology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nutrition & dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Physical therapy
  • Public health
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Veterinary medicine

Learn more about PUC’s pre-professional allied health programs at puc.edu/academics. Our team of admissions counselors can answer any questions you have. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email admissions@puc.edu to get connected with a counselor now and start learning about all the options available to you!