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Prehealth Professions

Avila's prehealth program helps to prepare students for doctoral or master's level health professions program leading to their career choice.

The Professional Health Sciences major is designed for students who plan to become physicians, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors pharmacists, veterinarians, physician assistants, optometrists, podiatrists, anesthesiologist assistants or other comparable healthcare professionals.

The program has been successful in preparing students for both masters and doctoral degree health professions programs. Avila alumni have been accepted to regional and national health professions programs including University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary School, Kansas City University, Rockhurst University physical therapy program and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

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Alpha Epsilon Delta
National Health Preprofessional Honor Society

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  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


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