Pre-health Professions

Pre-health Professions

Pre-health at Viterbo

Viterbo successfully prepares students for careers in medical-related fields. The core sequence provides students with a broad overview of the required sciences while advanced instruction provides students with the opportunity to take medical-related upper-division courses. In addition, students have several opportunities for hands-on experience with modern equipment and techniques as well as independent research projects. Finally, the Viterbo pre-health committee will assist students as they progress through the program.

Program Highlights

  • offers a curriculum and pre-health committee that support professional and pre-professional programs
  • located in state-of-the-art science and laboratory facilities
  • features opportunities to engage in mentored research and internships
  • develops skills such as analysis, problem-solving, communications, decision making, and working both independently and in a research-team environment
  • offers strong academic and career advising


  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pathologist Assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Contact

    Michael Alfieri
    Associate Professor, Biology/Assistant Dean, College of Education, Engineering, and Letters and Sciences

     RCE 217

    “I received personal attention from faculty and received the help I needed because of Viterbo’s small class sizes. I was very happy with my choice, and I would absolutely recommend Viterbo to prospective students.”

    Jennifer Drexler '00  
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital

    Career Examples

    • Chiropractor
    • Dentist
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    • Optometrist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical therapist
    • Physician
    • Physician assistant

    Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

    • Concordia University physician assistant program
    • Des Moines University podiatric medicine program
    • Kitson and Sorenson Family Dental
    • Logan College of Chiropractic
    • Mayo Clinic Health System
    • Midwestern University Pharmacy School
    • Ministry St. Michaels Hospital
    • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    • University of Wisconsin physician assistant program
    • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    • University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    • University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine