Pre-Professional Program (P3)
The Pre-Professional Program (P3) is a rigorous, competitive program for students pursuing admission to health professions schools after obtaining their undergraduate degrees. P3 assists students with academic and career goals to prepare them to be qualified candidates for these professional programs. In this respect, “Pre-Professional” refers to most medically related fields, including medical, dental, veterinary, physician assistant, optometry, podiatry, and physical therapy, but does not apply to nursing or to pre-law studies and other paths that lie outside of the natural sciences and health professions.
In this program, students will participate in specific activities that encourage ongoing exploration of the health care field and prepare them for success in this highly competitive arena. Activities include workshops, classes, one-on-one advising, and professional observation and volunteer experiences. Students completing the program are well prepared to submit a holistically competitive application to outstanding professional programs.
Students should review the Program Guidelines for comprehensive information on the program requirements, eligibility, and applications.
Although any FSC student may pursue a pre-health track, only the most competitive students will be accepted into P3. Students who do not apply to P3 or who are not accepted are still able to receive pre-health advising from the Career and Internship Coordinator and attend workshops and events geared towards pre-health students.
Beginning in Fall 2017, the newly redesigned P3 requirements found on this website will take effect. Please see below for information on how incoming and current students are impacted by the program changes.
*transfer students, exercise science majors, and nursing majors who entered FSC in Fall 2017 may be exempt from some requirements and should email Ms. Albaum or Dr. Morvillo for more information.
- All students entering FSC in Fall 2017 and later must complete all P3 as indicated*
- All students who entered FSC prior to Fall 2017 who plan to apply to professional school in Summer/Fall 2020 must complete all P3 requirements as indicated
- All students who entered FSC prior to Fall 2017 who plan to apply to professional school in Summer/Fall 2019 must complete all P3 requirements with the exception of PHP 1997
- All students who entered FSC prior to Fall 2017 who plan to apply to professional school in Summer/Fall 2018 must complete all Part 2 requirements