The University of Iowa offers several pre-professional programs for students planning careers in law or in one of the primary health care delivery areas: Dentistry, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physicians Assistant, Chiropractic, Mortuary Science, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, or Veterinary Medicine. It is important to keep in mind that the pre-professional areas are not academic majors; rather, they are suggested programs of study that prepare students to apply to professional school upon completing their undergraduate degrees.
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Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic medicine or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are...
Dentistry is a field in which practitioners work to improve people's health and quality of life through preventative and corrective oral health...
Law is a professional degree program and is not offered as an undergraduate major. Students applying to Iowa may declare a pre-law designation...
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is a professional degree program that requires first completing an undergraduate degree. The University of Iowa...
Funeral direction in the United States is controlled by state licensing boards, and requirements for licensure vary considerably from state to state...
Occupational therapists are health professionals who treat patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday...
Optometrists are trained to provide eye care to people who have vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism....
Career options in pharmacy range from filling prescriptions at neighborhood stores to conducting research, engaging in clinical practice, and...
Physical therapists are committed to meeting the health needs of society through prevention, rehabilitation, public education, and research. They...
If you’re interested in medicine and in helping people but are concerned about the requirements and cost of a lengthy medical school program...
Podiatrists are professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat diseases or disorders of the foot and related structures. Podiatrists...
Veterinarians play a major role in the health care of pets, livestock, zoo, sporting, and laboratory animals. Some veterinarians use their skills to...