Few academic programs offer such diverse opportunities after graduation as the pre-professional option.  This track will provide you with the academic background needed for entry into a variety of graduate school programs.

What You'll Study


This track will prepare you for entry into a variety of professional programs. Recent graduates have earned advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, and other allied-health professions. It also prepares you for employment in health-related fields such as sales within the pharmaceutical or surgical/medical equipment industries.   

You and your advisor will develop an individualized plan of study focused on your professional goals. Field experiences such as working in a local clinic or observing surgery at a hospital, will give you valuable experiences to prepare for graduate study. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Disease
  • Advanced Anatomy
  • Health Psychology



Student Organization: Health Science Majors Club

Mission Statement and Purpose: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide health information to the campus of Lock Haven University. This organization shall also promote health events on campus.

Member Benefits: Active members can benefit from the following:

  • Meet upper/underclassmen and bond over similar interests
  • Provides community service opportunities, as well as campus and community health related information
  • Members rewarded for active member status at the completion of the semester
  • Resume builder
  • Fun way to mingle with peers

Average Number of Members: There are a little over a hundred members, but our average meeting attendance is closer to 20-30 members.

Active Membership Requirements: In order to maintain an active member, students must attend two meetings and five events each semester.

Meeting Schedule: Typically, meetings are biweekly. A schedule will be provided once one is formed.

Annual Events: In a normal semester, we offer 15-20 events. There is a wide variety, some examples include a club trip, fundraising/donating, presentations/guest speakers, and heath events.

Social Media: We don’t have any club specific social media accounts, but it’s possible to connect with us through our department’s Instagram and Twitter handles: @lhuhlthscience

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jeanine Page and Dr. Jennifer Rudella can be contacted for further information.

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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Field Experience: As a Health Science major you will be required to complete a professional field experience that serves as a culminating experience linking academic preparedness to an experience that matches your career goals and aspirations. 
  • Professional Preparation: The Pre-Professional track will provide you with the academic background needed for entry into a variety of graduate school programs.  For example, recent graduates have earned advanced degrees in:
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Optometry
    • Pharmacy
    • And other allied-health professions

      It also provides preparation for employment in health related fields such as sales within the pharmaceutical or surgical/medical equipment industries.
  • Facilities: Lock Haven University provides exceptional, state-of-the-art facilities for the Health Science program. There are athletic training facilities, an exercise physiology lab, rehabilitation center, and gross human anatomy (cadaver dissection) lab. 

Featured Program Faculty

full list of FACULTY


Dr. Yvette Ingram
Dr. Curt Dixon
Dr. Kathleen Allison
Dr. Frederick Schulze

Want to Know More?

Department of Health Sciences

Dr. Eric Lippincott
161 Willis Health Professions Building
(570) 484-2781

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