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Pre-professional Information

The following infographics provide common prerequisite coursework at Virginia institutions for the various health professions programs. Course requirements are written in Virginia Tech equivalent courses to assist students with advising.

Students are reminded to double check individual programs and schools for which they are applying to ensure admission standards will be met. Students wishing to pursue post undergraduate education outside of Virginia should check the Graduate School Admissions Requirements at that institution. These infographics do not indicate required admission entrance exams.

If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss pre-health prerequisite coursework, get involved with or schedule an appointment with Health Professions Advising

Health Professions Advising [HPA] at Virginia Tech assists students and alumni exploring health care careers, and preparing to apply to professional schools for medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, and other health professions.

Who can use HPA: Any Virginia Tech student, alumna, or alumnus, in any major, can use our services. Although the majority of health professions students choose to major in a science field, it is not required. We encourage you to connect with us during your first year at Virginia Tech.

All infographics below are PDF documents, requests for accessible documents can be sent to Zack Underwood





Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant, Part I

Pre-Physician Assistant, Part II



Pre-Physical Therapy, Part I

Pre-Physical Therapy, Part II


Guides updated as of Fall 2022