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Health Professions Advising Office

Contact & Hours of Operation

Coordinator Lyndsey McKinley
Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence
Note: This email will not be checked October 2015-February 2016.
Phone 562-985-8061
Note: This voicemail will not be checked October 2015-February 2016.
Fax 562-985-5104
Location Hall of Science (HSCI)
Room 164E (located in the SAS Center)
Office Hours Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Walk-in Hours Not available.
CNSM Students can see the Advising Center, non-CNSM students can check in with the SAS Center on a limited basis
Mailing Address

Health Professions Advising Office Mailstop 9503
California State University
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

The Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) provides a wide range of advising and support services designed to meet the needs of CSULB students as they navigate through the often-complex process of preparation and application to professional school. HPAO serves students interested in pursuing graduate level health professions including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, and physician assistant. Our office is located in the Jensen Student Access to Science (SAS) and Mathematics Center.

Students We Work With: The HPAO works with CSULB students (both undergrad and grad), as well as students that are taking courses through Open University. We also serve our CSULB recent alumni (if you have graduated over 5-years ago, please contact our office to see what kind of advising options would be available).

As students are in different phases of their pre-health journey, we have different services and recommendations available. Please click on the text below for more information:

  • Start here: Students who are interested in a health profession, or are actively in the preparation stage:

    If you are new to starting your pre-health journey, or may be interested in a health profession, we recommend that you first read through our career planning handouts they have great information on an overview of the health profession that you want to pursue, as well as lists the common prerequisites. From there, we recommend that you attend one of our semester workshop series, and if you have any questions definitely stop by our office. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us in the spring (during the months of October - February the email box will not be checked).

    If you are a CNSM student in need of academic planning as it relates to your pre-health goals, please first meet with the CNSM Academic Advising Center during their walk-in hours. If you are a non-CNSM student, please review the HPAO website in its entirety. If you have additional questions, please stop by the SAS Center, and speak with Maya Bell.


Welcome to the Fall semester!

Advising Services Change:

The Health Professions Advising Office will no longer be providing advising for Pre-Physical Therapy Programs and Nursing. Please see the appropriate on-campus Departments below:

Pre-Physical Therapy:

Ms. Michelle Ramirez, Department Coordinator for Admissions (Walk-in’s available)

Dr. Jeff Rodrigues, Graduate Advisor (by appointment only)

Nursing Department

If you are interested in Graduate Nursing programs, we highly recommend that you attend one of the information sessions. Please contact the Department for more information.