Texas Tech University

Pre-Professional Health Careers

We Are Your Healthcare Career Partner

We're here to connect you with the opportunities and resources you need to successfully explore, prepare for, and enter a career in the health professions. From recruitment to commencement and beyond, PPHC is your healthcare career partner every step of the way.

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We are your primary academic advising home if you've chosen one of our ten pre-professional health designations (pre-clinical laboratory sciences, pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, or pre-speech, language and hearing sciences). You can remain in that designation for your first 45 earned hours. Then we help you move into the degree-granting major that will take you where you want to go.

Once you have declared a degree-granting major though, as long as you have a health professionals goal, we are on your advising team. Students in any major can meet with a PPHC advisor to continue preparing for entry into their professional programs of choice. 


PPHC is excited to launch "the Pulse," an information-sharing channel for pre-health students. For more information, click HERE!


We can help you investigate many different health career opportunities and majors. We'll work with you one-on-one to connect with university resources to ensure you're on the path right for you. And we'll make it easy for you to get involved with the student organization and volunteer experiences you need to be ready to apply to professional programs.

Check out our InFocus features to see what others are doing in these fascinating fields!


We support healthcare-related campus student organizations and partner with campus and community organizations offering volunteer opportunities for pre-professional health career students.


We team with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to offer a Health Professions Mentor Program each Spring semester for Texas Tech University students interested in careers in the health professions.