The Pre-health Professions program within Kinesiology and Health is an excellent choice when considering a way to prepare for professional school programs in human medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other related health care professions.
The Kinesiology and Health Pre-health Professions curriculum not only allows you to complete the foundation sciences required for professional school admission (chemistry, physics, biology, math), but it will also prepare you with a focus in human function and movement as well as health.
The specialized sciences of biomechanics, motor control, physiology of exercise, etc. will enhance your background in human-focused sciences as well as “preventive medicine ” – today’s medicine!
Field experience is required for admission to most professional schools, but is not required in this curriculum.
Preparation for advanced study
After earning the Bachelor of Science degree at ISU, advanced study is required to earn a license to practice in such areas as:
Shawn Spooner, an Urbandale doctor and veteran of the U.S. Navy, credits much of his success to his training in kinesiology at Iowa State University. Read more.
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