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A Specialized Pre-Health Program For Your Goals

If you’re interested in in Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-PA, Pre-Veterinary, or any other Pre-Health profession, this program is designed for you. In Marist’s Pre-Health program, you’ll develop the skills and experience you need to be successful in medicine.

Choose Your Pre-Health Path

Our students can choose to focus in one of six areas of study listed below, or, students can pursue careers such as Chiropractors, Pharmacists, Genetic Counselors, Podiatrists, Nurses, Optometrists, and many more.

Athletic Training

Marist has a CAATE accredited Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. There is a standalone two-year MSAT program and an accelerated, combined five-year dual degree where students earn both the BS in biology and the MSAT.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Marist has a CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.  It is a three-year post-baccalaureate program. There are multiple pathways for admission into the Marist College DPT program for highly qualified Marist undergraduate students.


In addition to the required coursework, you can become EMT certified for obtaining direct patient experience and will have access to special advising and workshops in preparation for applying to PA schools. Marist offers an accredited MS in Physician Assistant Studies degree program. There are direct pathways for admission into the Marist College PA program for highly qualified Marist undergraduate students.


Marist provides specialized advising and programming for pre-med students, along with the coursework that is tested on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and required by medical schools.


Our rigorous curriculum provides a strong scientific background for the Dental Admissions Test and dental school, and local dentists provide crucial internship experience.


Our pre-vet students received specialized advising in coursework and veterinary school preparation, as well as essential internship experience with local veterinary hospitals and clinics.

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Your Pathway to a Career in Healthcare

Marist is expanding its admissions pathways to meet the growing demand for careers in the healthcare industry. Our competitive and comprehensive programs offer new specialized entry pathways to support our undergraduate interests and healthcare related goals.

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Welcome to Marist's Pre-Health Program

"A strong foundation in science and a commitment to caring for others are the cornerstones of aspiring healthcare providers. Whether you aim to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or other healthcare professional, our program provides invaluable resources to help you succeed. As a Pre-Health student at Marist, you will have access to a supportive community of like-minded peers and dedicated Program Coordinators who are committed to helping you achieve your goals. From specialized advising to networking opportunities, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our alumni have gone on to achieve great success in gaining acceptance to prestigious health professions schools and thriving in their healthcare careers. We can't wait for you to join them!"

- Kristin Dragos and Michael Powers, Pre-Health Program Co-coordinators

Limitless Post-Graduate Opportunities

By combining your rigorous coursework, clinical experience, and real-world learning with Marist’s extensive connections in the medical professions, Marist alumni have been accepted into some of the most prestigious health programs in the country. Below are only a few examples of the colleges the Marist’s Pre-Health alumni have been admitted to:

Logos of pre-health post-graduate opportunities: Georgetown Medical School, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York College of Chiropractic Medicine, New York University, Cornell University College of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Logos of pre-health post-graduate opportunities: Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Tufts University, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Marist College, New York College of Chiropractic Medicine, Virginia Tech School of Veterinary Medicine
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At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.


Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience


Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges


Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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