Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Allied Health

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Pre-Allied Health Program

Prepare for a career as a physician assistant, pharmacist, physical therapist or other allied health profession.

Agnes Scott's Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program offers students the necessary science foundation in a small, cohort community. The rigor of our program, including a clinical practicum and individualized health professions advising, prepares students to further their education in the health professions field of their choice.

We believe in the strength of our community and will support you along the way - from your academic science coursework to the test preparation course you complete in your spring semester.

Whether you are a career changer with little or no science background, or if you are looking to improve your academic credentials, our Pre-Allied Health program offers you preparation to develop a career in professional health sciences, such as physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, and more.

Open to motivated individuals with undergraduate degrees of any kind, this post-bacc program allows you to build your peer network while you prepare for a health professions program in a supportive environment

Allied health sciences students posing and smiling.

What You'll Learn

Our in-person 12-month or 24-month, cohort-based post-bacc program in Pre-Allied Health features foundational studies in laboratory sciences, with an emphasis on biology, and an intensive test preparation course to equip you with the tools to apply for the professional school of your choice. You'll benefit from:

  • Individualized academic and career advice from a knowledgeable health professions advisor
  • A clinical practicum experience tailored to the allied health field of your choice
  • Personalized Committee Letter -post-bacc students who complete the program in good standing receive personalized, detailed committee letters for their health professions application

Program Highlights

Comprehensive Test Prep Included

Our Pre-Allied Health students will receive a cohort-exclusive GRE test prep course offered by the Princeton Review at no additional cost. Students can opt for an MCAT, DAT, or related exam prep course instead, based on the requirement of their desired health professions field.

Collaborative Cohort

A cohort program by design because we believe that's the secret to fostering a community atmosphere and developing a lasting professional network. At the beginning of your program, you can choose from a 12-month, full-time cohort or a 24-month, part-time cohort experience, both with class sessions held during the day.


Pre-Medical Post-Bacc Programs

Interested in pursuing medical, dental, or veterinary school? Explore our Pre-Medical Accelerated and Pre-Medical Flex post-bacc programs, whether you are a career-changer or in need of academic record enhancement. We also offer these in a collaborative cohort model.

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Meet the Faculty

Doug Fantz

Douglas A. Fantz

Assoc. V.P. for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Assoc. Professor of Chemistry

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Timothy S. Finco

Professor of Biology

Erica Harris

Erica V. Harris

Assistant Professor of Biology

Lila Harvey

Lili C. Harvey

Charles A. Dana Professor/Associate Dean for STEM Teaching and Learning

Mary Nell Higley '01

Mary Nell Higley '01

Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program and Instructor in Chemistry,

Jennifer Larimore

Jennifer L. Larimore

Associate Professor of Biology

Srebrenka Robic

Srebrenka Robic

Professor of Biology

Paul Wallace

Visiting Instructor in Physics and Astronomy

Advancing into a Health Professions Fields

Allied health professionals play an essential role, working with doctors and nurses to deliver health care in an array of fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are expected to grow by 16% between 2020-2030.

Our Pre-Allied Health post-bacc students will benefit from applied learning through a clinical practicum experience, tailored to the field of their choice.

  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist

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