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Pre-Health Professions

SVSU knows there is no more noble of a profession than protecting and extending human life. Our pre-health professions students not only gain classroom experience but also real-world experience at local hospitals such as like Covenant HealthCare. Our students are provided with intriguing course material, dedicated faculty, elite internship and research opportunities and specialized advising to assist in finding placement at the medical school you aspire to attend. At SVSU, you’ll direct the course of your study and the experience you gain to appeal directly to the healthcare programs of your choice. We will support your goals each step of the way and help you reach the height of your potential.

SVSU offers all courses and advisement necessary to prepare for entrance into the following health professions schools.

Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)

Chiropractic Medicine



Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)


Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant (P.A.)


Veterinary Medicine

Students who wish to pursue physical therapy will work with a dedicated pre-physical therapy advisor in the College of Health and Human Services.

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SVSU students address the needs of local and global communities through the integration of meaningful service and traditional instruction that incorporates reflection and critical thinking to enrich the learning experience. 

Saginaw Valley State University

Pre-Health Professions Advisor

Heidi Lang
(989) 964-2043
Science East 265

Pre-Physical Therapy Advisor

Merrick Lincoln
(989) 964-7319
HHS 255