Pre-Professional Health 

The pre-professional health programs at Benedictine are a great starting point for students who are considering careers in health-related fields like medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and more.

In this section

Pre-Chiropractic Program
Chiropractic medicine focuses on the relationship between the body’s main structures – the skeleton, the muscles and the nerves – and the patient’s health.
Pre-Dental Program
Dentists are highly sophisticated health professionals who provide a wide range of oral health care that contributes to the general health and quality of their patients' lives.
 
Pre-Medical Program
Medicine generally refers to clinical practice: the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease by a physician, either an allopathic physician (M.D.) or an osteopathic physician (D.O.).
Pre-Occupational Therapy Program
Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that helps people of all ages to recover from injury, disability or illness and participate in activities of daily living.
 
Pre-Optometry Program
Optometry is the field involving virtually everything that has to do with eyes and vision, including examination, diagnosis and treatment of the eyes and surrounding structures.
Pre-Pharmacy Program
Pharmacy is a doctoral health profession in which licensed professionals provide information about medications to patients and health care professionals.
 
Pre-Physical Therapy Program
Physical therapy is a dynamic and evidence-based profession that helps to improve or restore mobility, relieve pain and reduce the need for surgery and prescription drugs.
Pre-Physician Assistant Program
A physician assistant is a medical professional who operate under a doctor's supervision while examining patients, diagnosing illnesses, and carrying out treatment plans.
 
Pre-Podiatry Program
Podiatric medicine is a branch of the medical sciences devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders resulting from injury or disease.
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program
Veterinary medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in animals of all types, from family pets to farm livestock and zoo animals.

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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
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