Pre-Health Pathways

Pre-Health Pathways

LSU provides a number of pathways to careers in the healthcare field. Select a pathway below to see how LSU can get you there.

athletic training

Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science

Work as a respiratory therapist to improve patients’ heart and/or lung functions

pre-dental hygiene students

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Clean and examine patients’ teeth and advise them on proper oral hygiene

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Pre-Dental Lab Technology

Work with a variety of materials to create prostheses like dentures, bridges, and crowns from teeth impressions to help alleviate patients’ dental issues

dentistry students

Pre-Dentistry

Help people maintain good health by performing exams and procedures to keep their teeth in optimal condition

medicine

Pre-Medical Technology

Work in a clinical laboratory setting conducting tests to diagnose and help treat illnesses

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Pre-Medicine

Work as a doctor in a specialization or as a general practitioner

nurse in hospital

Pre-Nursing

Work on the frontlines of health care, often as the first point of contact for patients seeking treatment

occupational therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Help people overcome physical and mental obstacles so that they can live achieve greater independence or tackle everyday situations

surgical tools

Pre-Physician Assistant

Work side-by-side with a doctor to diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgeries, and counsel patients

pre-pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy

Work to check medicines against possible negative interactions, coordinate with insurance companies, and counsel patients on proper dosage and potential side effects

pre-physical therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Work with patients who have impairments or disabilities to help them rehabilitate or manage physical limitations

athletic training

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Work with animals to improve their health, well-being, and conservation