The mission of the Juniata College Health Professions Program is to give students the essential knowledge, skills, and support to assist them in becoming competent and caring members of the health professions. Students in the program are exposed to an in-depth interdisciplinary approach to the health sciences to prepare them to become life-long learners and leaders in their field.

Career Tracks

Pre-Art Therapy Health Communication Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Audiology Pre-Medical Social Work (Medicine/Behavioral Health) Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Biotechnology Pre-Medical Technology Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Medicine Pre-Podiatric Medicine
Pre-Cytotechnology Pre-Naturopathic Medicine Pre-Public Health
Pre-Dentistry Pre-Nursing Pre-Radiologic Sciences
Pre-Genetic Counseling Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-Health Administration Pre-Optometry  

Why Health Professions at Juniata?

  • We've been preparing students for careers in the health professions for more than 100 years.
  • Our overall acceptance rate for first-time applicants is around 80%, with 100% of applicants usually accepted on re-application.
  • Juniata offers a broad spectrum of interdepartmental course offerings that help students prepare for a wide variety of careers in the health professions.
  • Our flexible curriculum encourages study abroad.
  • We have formal articulation agreements in 14 different health fields that include accelerated and early acceptance options.
  • Our experienced, interdisciplinary Health Professions Committee will guide you through the complicated professional school application process.
  • We help students gain internships in hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics and beyond.
  • Research opportunities are available on campus and with our alumni at prestigious institutions.
  • We introduce students to the integrative medical model, an emerging paradigm in U.S. health care that combines conventional and alternative medical approaches to health and healing.

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