The Nutrition and Health Sciences major is an excellent choice for satisfying 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:

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

Additional majors for pre-health students in the College of Education and Human Sciences to consider include:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Human Development and Family Science

To learn more about pre-health programs, visit the Explore Center in Love Library South. Individual advising is also available to help you choose the best option. 

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming 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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