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Pre-podiatry advising

Pre-podiatry advising

Pre-podiatry advising at Messiah University

Are you interested in a career in podiatry? Messiah University, a private Christian college in Pennsylvania, offers pre-health advising options to help you prepare for a health-related career after obtaining your undergraduate degree.

Pre-podiatry is not structured as a major at Messiah University. Instead, we find it more effective to help prepare you for podiatry school through a personalized, rigorous advising pathway within a major you choose. You will work one-on-one with our dedicated pre-health advisor to get answers to your questions; explore a career path that matches your passions and skills; and to help ensure you complete the prerequisite courses and application materials required for acceptance into podiatry school.  

While we have students from various majors go on to dental school, some of the more widely selected majors for podiatry school-bound students at Messiah include:

  • Applied Health Science
  • Biochemistry (B.S. and B.A.)
  • Biology – bio-medical concentration
  • Biopsychology
  • Molecular Biology

While specific requirements vary by school, you will likely be required to take the following courses to be able to apply to podiatry school. 

  • One year of general biology with lab
  • One year of general chemistry with lab
  • One year of organic chemistry with lab
  • One year of introductory or general physics with lab - may be calculus or algebra based
  • One year of English

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Academic and application requirements, career planning tools and more.

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Contact Martha Smith
Pre-health professions advising coordinator
717-766-2511, ext. 3936