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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Allied Health

Post-Baccalaureate (Certificate)

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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Allied Health Program Overview

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

Agnes Scott College’s Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc graduate certificate 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 you to further your education in the health professions field of your 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 during your spring semester.

Even if you have little to no science background, our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Allied Health graduate certificate program will pave the way for an exciting health education career. Imagine yourself serving others as a physical therapist, nurse or physician’s assistant!

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

As a graduate certificate, the program is eligible for federal financial aid, which may help you invest in your next step.

Allied health sciences students posing and smiling.

What You’ll Learn in Our Pre-Allied Health Program

You’re serious about your education. You know you need a solid foundation in science to be competitive when applying to a health professions program. And that’s exactly what you’ll receive through our Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program.

From integrative biology to anatomy and physiology and other laboratory sciences, our challenging curriculum will prepare you to apply to the professional school of your dreams. Our dedicated faculty also readies you to take — and excel at — the MCAT, GRE or DAT.

Among the many features of our Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program at Agnes Scott, you’ll appreciate opportunities like the following:

  • Personalized instruction and career mentoring from expert advisors. Our goal is your success. We’ll help you choose courses, discuss job possibilities and prepare for further specialized education in your chosen field.
  • Volunteer experience, mentoring and community service projects at local Atlanta hospitals, clinics and nonprofit organizations. Putting what you study into practice makes your learning come alive and gives you valuable health care experience.
  • A recommendation letter from our faculty committee. Eligible students receive a personalized committee letter which will ensure your health profession application stands out from the rest of the applicants.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Allied Health Program Highlights

Enhance Your Experience Through Our Highly Effective Small Cohort Model

Does a small cohort model really make a difference, especially to a high-achieving career-changer like you? Students who experience our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Allied Health program credit our small cohort model for enhancing their academic experience at Agnes Scott.

You’ll develop a strong network of supportive peers as you strengthen your teamwork skills. Our small post-baccalaureate program classes are taught by caring, dedicated and experienced faculty, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention and mentoring guidance.

“Whether you’re straight out of undergrad — or, like me, a career-switcher with three kids! — it takes dedication and drive, but this program will provide you with the tools and the guidance to achieve more than you may have ever thought possible.” -Eva Cimaglia, Agnes Scott student, class of 2023

Open to Everyone … Especially You!

Maybe you studied English in college. Perhaps you took a few science classes. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to become a physician assistant/or enter a health professions field. Your past academic background doesn’t determine acceptance into our Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program. Your achievements and determination do.

Our Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program is ideal for anyone who requires a solid foundation in science to apply to allied health programs. You’ll learn alongside other students in your diverse cohort. We’ll help you prepare you for the health professions school application process, a critical step in your ongoing educational journey.

A Team of Advisors to Support Your Every Step

From the moment you apply to our Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program to the day you receive your graduate certificate, our faculty and staff walk with you on your academic journey. Our health education advisors provide personalized academic guidance based on your unique goals and aspirations.

Agnes Scott has a well-deserved reputation for academic success and for developing students like you for successful and rewarding health profession careers.

Learn More About Our Personal Health Professions Advising

Meet the Faculty

Carlee Bishop

Carlee A. Bishop

Professor of Physics

Mary Nell Higley '01

Mary Nell Higley Summey '01

Director for Post-Baccalaureate Programs and Senior Instructor in Chemistry

Careers in Medicine Following Our Pre-Allied Health Program

You have a wide array of career options when you earn a graduate certificate from our Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program. That’s because your rigorous coursework in biology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology prepares you to take the next step on your health education path.

Health care occupations are expected to grow 13 percent until 2031, with 2 million new jobs created in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jobs in Health Professions Agnes Scott’s Pre-Allied Health Post-Bacc program prepares you for a future in medicine. Start here. Apply to the medical program of your choice.

Consider these five occupations — among many more — you can pursue for the exciting future you deserve:

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

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