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If you're planning a career as a health care provider, you want the best training and preparation possible. That's the purpose of the pre-health professions program at Chadron State College: to give students interested in health careers a competitive edge when it comes to being accepted into, and succeeding in, professional degree programs.

Chadron State College specializes in pre-professional training by offering a variety of options from which to choose, and by helping you select courses within your major that will be helpful or required for admission to professional or graduate programs.

Pre-Health Professions hosts its annual Health Professions Showcase that provides information about the number of opportunities CSC offers students interested in health careers. 

If you are completing an application to Chadron State but are unsure which major to apply for, please refer to this table of our most popular pre-health pathways:

Career Academic Plan/Major Academic Sub-Plan
Chiropractic Medicine Health Sciences Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
Clincial Perfusion Biology Human Biology
Cytotechnology Biology Human Biology
Dental Hygiene Health Sciences General Health Care
Dentistry Physical Sciences  Chemistry
Medical Laboratory Science Biology Molecular Biology
Medicine (2 Degree Paths) Biology Human Biology
OR Physical Sciences Chemistry
Mortuary Science Health Sciences General Health Care
Nursing Health Sciences General Health Care
Occupational Therapy Various Options Various Options
Optometry Health Sciences Pre-Optometry
Osteopathic Medicine Biology Human Biology
Pharmacy Health Sciences Pre-Pharmacy
Physical Therapy Biology Human Biology
Physician Assistant Biology Human Biology
Podiatry Biology Human Biology
Radiography Health Sciences Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care Health Sciences General Health Care
Veterinary Medicine Health Sciences Pre-Veterinary Medicine

The Programs

Traditional Route

Traditional route programs are open to any student, including international students, and offer 18 different options. Traditional route students have the credentials to apply to any professional school. 

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

Open to Rural Nebraska residents only

RHOP is a cooperative agreement between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate high school students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state. RHOP also encourages non-traditional students from rural Nebraska to apply. For more information on the programs that consider non-traditional applications, please contact Health Professions.

Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST)

Open to Rural Nebraska residents only

PHEAST is a cooperative program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and research of disease and injury prevention. The program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students. Please use the PHEAST Home link above for additional information and an application.

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