Pre-Health/Med Post-Baccalaureate Program

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Are you planning to pursue a healthcare career?

If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can enroll in our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health program and complete prerequisites for a healthcare professional school.

Complete individual courses to help you meet your goals.

Northwestern students win at Mayo symposium

Northwestern teams compete and win at Mayo Clinic event

Student success

  • Of the NWHSU graduates we surveyed, most were accepted into their desired programs after applying.
  • Our students have been accepted into medical school, physical therapy school, dental school, physician assistant programs and more.

Benefits of our Post-Bac Pre-Health program

By taking our accelerated courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, you can complete one full academic year of a two-course sequence in only one 15-week semester - half the time it typically takes in other post-bac pre-health programs.

Benefits include:

  • Accelerated courses in foundational sciences.
  • A customizable program that meets your needs.
  • American Medical Students Association (AMSA) Club on campus, with mentors who are medical students.
  • Recorded lectures available for added flexibility.
  • Small class sizes for more individualized attention.
  • One of the most affordable post-bac pre-health programs available.
  • Access to financial aid.
  • MCAT test prep sessions and free tutoring available.
  • Research opportunities.
  • Discounts and free materials from Kaplan.
  • Faculty advising and assistance finding opportunities for shadowing and volunteering.

Some schools our graduates have been accepted into

  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (medical school)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (medical school)
  • St. Catherine's University (doctor of physical therapy)
  • Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Virginia (medical school)
  • Wake Forest (medical school)
  • Columbia University (DNP/MPH program)
  • Loyola University-Chicago (medical school)
  • Augsburg College (physician's assistant)

Career paths

  • Medicine
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • … and more 

We're accepting applications for summer 2019!

Don't have a bachelor's degree yet?
Check out our Bachelor of Science in Human Biology completion program.


Post-Bac Pre-Health student Krishna Thenappan tells his story of how he came to study at NWHSU.

“I owe a great deal of gratitude to the faculty here at NWHSU for all of the counsel, support and mentoring that I have received. They challenged me enough to bring out the best in me, but also provided the help that I needed to stay afloat. I've always felt that the post-bac team here had my back.”

–Joshua Pinson, recent NWHSU graduate who was accepted into Bethel University's physician assistant program

Practice interviewing

No other post-bac program features a mock multiple mini-interview process. This experience prepares you to deal with the real thing.

Advising for those headed to medical school

Receive one-on-one guidance from a retired medical doctor.

Personal statements

We offer a course that gives you highly individualized help with the written portion of your professional school application.

Option to take graduate-level courses

Those who meet admissions requirements may take graduate-level courses from the College of Chiropractic. 

UND medical student mentorship

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Be supported

Whether joining an MCAT study club or working with a faculty member as your mentor, you’ll be fully supported while you’re here.

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“Your Post-Bac Pre-Health program positioned me well as I began my MCAT study plan, and ultimately gave me the confidence I needed as I entered the room on test day ... confident that I could correctly answer nearly any question the MCAT threw at me.”

–Will Trousdale, recent grad who was accepted into Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

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