Health Professions Advising Office

Pre-Health at the Beach: Whitaker Health Professions Advising Office


  • Health Professions Fair 2020 - 4/15

    Come meet representatives from over 40 medical schools in the U.S. and abroad. With programs ranging from Physical Therapy to M.D. to Dentistry, you will be able to learn more about the opportunities available to you post-graduation. April 15 on the Speakers Platform. Read More > about Health Professions Fair 2020

What is Pre-Health?

Pre-health is a designation for those who seek admission to health professional programs upon completion of a baccalaureate degree (B.A., B.S.). The Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) serves students interested in pursuing graduate level health professions including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, and physician assistant.

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 a health professional program.

I am Pre-Health! Now What?

join HPAO on BeachSync, attend workshop, attend drop-in advising

Step 1

Join HPAO on BeachSync.

  • Watch videos
  • Find research/volunteer activities
  • Get notifications on upcoming events

Step 2

Attend Pre-Health 101.

  • One hour workshop (multiple given throughout the semester - choose one to attend)
  • Check BeachSync for upcoming times/dates
  • Must attend Pre-Health 101 before attending drop-in advising

Step 3

Attend drop-in advising and and other events.

  • Fall/Spring Fair
  • Info sessions
  • Application workshops

Which Major Should I Choose?

There is no "right" major to pursue at CSULB. Students should select a major for which they have a passion and will excel in. Health professional programs expect all students, whether philosophy majors, biology majors, or business majors, to do well in their chosen undergraduate programs and to demonstrate increasingly challenging curriculum loads in their major. All candidates, regardless of major, must demonstrate strong and consistent performance in coursework, especially in the core science prerequisites.

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Contact HPAO

Lena Njoku, Coordinator

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.


Appointments are for juniors and seniors applying the upcoming application cycle. Schedule an Appointment.