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Health Services


Program Overview

Admission to medical, dental and most other health profession schools in the United States is very selective. Only students with excellent grades and admission test scores, knowledge of their health profession and in most cases, health care experience are being admitted. Personal qualities and commitment are also important. ORU offers several pre-professional programs in the health sciences:

  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Sports Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary

All pre-professional programs at ORU start with a general set of courses based on the admission requirements of several representative schools in that field. Often these schools have unique preparatory requirements, and it is recommended that a catalog be obtained from each school being considered for professional degree application to determine the exact requirements. This allows for inclusion of the appropriate courses in an ORU program and facilitates a judicious transfer from ORU to the professional program.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in the Pre-Professional Health Services Program? 

  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Pediatric Specialty
  • Private Therapy
  • Geriatric Health Care
  • Developmental Disorder Therapist
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Mathematical Analysis or Calculus
  • Biology Lecture/Lab
  • Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Organic Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Physics Lecture/Lab
  • Internship

What makes ORU’s Pre-Professional Health Services program stand out?

Each year ORU sends out several teams with a distinctive medical mission. Experience medical missions with a body, mind and spirit emphasis. There are also numerous shadowing opportunities available for pre-professional majors.

What about accreditation? 

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Pre-Health Professions Honors Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and many others. This society welcomes all engaged in the pursuit of a healthcare career. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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