Your path to a career in a human or animal health profession can be complex. A Health Professions Advisor can help you understand how to create a competitive application for professional programs.

Health professions students have at least two advisors available to assist them:

  1. CSU Academic Advisor (Primary Advisor): Guides students towards successful completion of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
  2. Health Professions Advisor (Secondary Advisor): Guides students in creating a competitive application for health professions programs.

CSU Health Professions Advising

Health Professions Advising at CSU is available for students from all majors pursuing a career in the human or animal healthcare professions. We recommend that students meet with a health professions advisor once every semester during undergraduate study. Advising is available in one-on-one sessions and through other programming. Our services are also available to CSU alumni.

If you are a current CSU student, you can schedule a health professions advising appointment online through Navigate here. If you ARE NOT within driving distance of Fort Collins, and would like this to be a phone or virtual (Teams) appointment please write “PHONE APPOINTMENT or VIRTUAL” and include the best number to reach you in the appointment comments when you schedule your appointment. The advisor will call you at your scheduled time (MST). If you ARE within driving distance of Fort Collins, please schedule an in-person appointment. If you are not a current CSU student, you can schedule an appointment by calling the Collaborative for Student Achievement at (970) 491-7095.

Topics frequently discussed in one-on-one advising sessions:

  1. Professional program entrance requirements and policies
  2. Planning prerequisites for professional programs
  3. Co-curricular and extracurricular activity options
  4. Admissions exam timeline and preparation
  5. Application assistance, including
    • Application review and feedback
    • Personal statement assistance and feedback
    • Interview preparation and practice

Other resources/services offered include:

  • Fall Information sessions
  • Weekly newsletters (Health Professions Happenings)
  • Student organizations: Health Professions Student Association clubs and Pre-Vet Club
  • Visits from professional programs
  • Mock Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) sessions for practice and feedback
  • Interview workshops
  • And more!

Check out the following Pre-Health Q&A