Health Sciences Studies (Pre-Health)
The Health Science Studies (HSS) program serves as pre-professional preparation for entrance into medical, dental, physical therapy, athletic training, or other allied health professional graduate programs (e.g., occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, etc.).
This program helps students identify and meet entrance criteria for health degree programs while emphasizing health, fitness, and wellness. The largest undergraduate program in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, HSS has a long history of producing outstanding students who successfully matriculate into professional schools. The program offers five concentrations:
- Pre-Medical/Dental (includes pre-chiropractic, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-podiatric medicine, and pre-veterinary medicine)
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Physical Therapy (includes pre-occupational therapy)
- Pre-Athletic Training (5-year degree program)
- Health Professions
To declare the Health Science Studies (HSS) major as an entering first-year student or transfer, students must be eligible to register for both BIO 1305 and 1105 and CHE 1301 and 1101 or have completed these courses. Students who wish to change their major to HSS after completing course work at Baylor must be eligible to register for the courses listed above as well as have a cumulative GPA corresponding to the minimum requirements for each track:
|Pre-Medical/Dental||3.2||View Degree Plan|
|Pre-Physician Assistant||3.2||View Degree Plan|
|Pre-Physical Therapy||3.2||View Degree Plan|
|Pre-Athletic Training||3.0||View Degree Plan|
|Health Professions||3.0||View Degree Plan|
Students whose cumulative GPA falls below the minimum requirement in any semester will be placed on probation for one semester. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum for their track for a second consecutive semester must select another major or alternative track for which they do have the minimum cumulative GPA.
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