Most of our pre-health students pursue majors in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry or Exercise Science. Some, however, are non-science majors who take the foundational courses required for acceptance to most pre-health profession programs. Through these various majors, our students have gained acceptance into professional areas of medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy, medical technology, cardiovascular technology, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine and biomedical research.
Students are guided by their faculty advisors in the application process. Candidates for professional schools are free to apply to the schools of their choice. Students are encouraged to request confidential letters of recommendation from faculty members. Individual concern for each student has helped achieve the acceptance rates Grove City College students have experienced.
The core science courses are of the highest quality, and are important indicators of aptitude and future success in the health professions. These courses also provide important foundations for various national health professional exams such as the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test), DAT (Dental Admissions Test), GRE (Graduate Record Exam), OAT (Optometry Admissions Test), Psychology, Sociology and others.