The purposes of the Allied Health and Preprofessional Health Programs are:
- to provide a foundation in the liberal arts for students who plan careers in the health fields
- to satisfy the entrance requirements for professional schools, particularly those in Texas;
- to satisfy the requirements for graduation at East Texas Baptist University
- to fulfill the major requirements of those departments in which the majority of these pre-professional students major.
The Allied Health program is designed to provide preprofessional education for those persons pursuing a career as a medical technologist requiring a baccalaureate program.
Preprofessional programs offered at East Texas Baptist University include premedical, predental, prephysical therapy, prepodiatry, prepharmacy, preoptometry, preoccupational therapy, prephysician assistant, prerespiratory therapy, preradiological technology, and preveterinary medicine. Other fields such as medical records and dental hygiene are available upon consultation with the Allied Health Advisor.
Students wishing to enroll in professional schools should obtain requirements for admission from these schools. Since the various professional schools have different requirements for entrance, preprofessional students should familiarize themselves as soon as possible with the requirements of their chosen school.
Completion of the program at East Texas Baptist University does not guarantee acceptance into the professional sequence. Premedical and predental students should plan to take the appropriate entrance examinations during the spring semester of the junior year and no later than August prior to their senior year.
Many of the bachelor level degrees will be replaced with master level degrees and thus will require the applicant to have a bachelor's degree in a suitable field before acceptance into the program. All programs do require eight (8) semester hours of general biology for majors with accompanying laboratory and eight (8) semester hours of general (inorganic) chemistry for majors with accompanying laboratory.
Students desiring to pursue a career in the health professions must adhere to the steps listed below or risk delay in completing the program.
Register for at least these classes in their freshman year:
- Fall - Biology 1403, Chemistry 1301 and 1103, English 1301
Spring - Biology 1404, Chemistry 1302 and 1104, English 1303, with no more than sixteen (16) semester hours each semester.
- Visit with the advisor for Allied Health and Preprofessional Health Programs to obtain current information about the health professions programs in Texas.
- Visit the website of the program of choice. The programs with websites are listed below.
- Health Professions Programs in Texas
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Texas A&M College of Medicine
- Texas Tech University College of Medicine
- UTHSC at Houston
- UTHSC at San Antonio
- University of Texas - Austin Dell Medical School
- Texas Tech University School of Allied Health
- Texas Woman's University School of Occupational Therapy
- University of Texas at El Paso
- UTMB School of Allied Health
- Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
- Texas Southern University
- University of Houston College of Pharmacy
- University of Texas
- University of Texas - Tyler
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- American Pharmaceutical Association
- Angelo State University
- Texas Tech University
- Texas Woman's University
- Army-Baylor University
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- University of Texas Medical Branch
- UT Southwestern at Dallas