The Nutrition and Health Sciences major is an excellent choice for satisying pre-health requirements for admission to professional health schools. It is important to recognize that "pre-health" is not a major, but rather an educational track that includes courses needed for health schools while earning a bachelor's degree. 

Regardless of the major you choose at UNL, the Nutrition and Health Sciences major provides a solid foundation in science and lifestyle factors that affect health throughout the life span.

Within the Nutrition and Health Sciences major, pre-health students often choose one of the following options:

  • Athletic Training
  • Nutrition Science
  • Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science
  • Community Health and Wellness

Pre-health students in the College of Education and Human Sciences may consider additional majors including:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Human Development and Family Science

To learn more about pre-health programs, visit the Explore Center in Love Library South ( online at:

Individual advising is also available to help you choose the best option. 


The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences is committed to creating an environment  that is welcome to all;
where each person feels accepted, valued, and safe. To learn more, visit:


  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Clinical Perfusion Science
  • Pre-Cytotechnology
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Dietetics
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Mortuary Science
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Public Health
  • Pre-Radiation Science

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