Pre-Health Programs

The Nutrition and Health Sciences major is an excellent choice for satisfying pre-health requirements for admission to professional health schools. It’s 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. While you can choose any major offered 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

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


  • 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

Application to this program