Pre-Health Education

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Continue your health science education at the KU Edwards Campus.

A degree in health sciences, exercise science, biotechnology, or applied biological sciences can be the starting point for continued study and a fulfilling career in a growing industry.

With a variety of programs, and evening and online courses to fit your busy schedule, the KU Edwards Campus is an ideal place to continue your pre-health education. Receive high-quality, hands-on instruction from experienced credentialed instructors, and learn at a pace that fits your needs.

You can have the opportunity to earn academic credit for gaining experiences such as volunteering, shadowing, or working in health-related jobs.

Why earn a pre-health degree from KU?

  • Evening and online classes.
  • MetroKC tuition rate available for Missouri students.
  • Credentialed, experienced faculty.
  • Strong alumni network with connections to Kansas City institutions and organizations.
  • Builds foundation for other secondary degrees.

Pre-health programs

We offer a range of programs with pre-health tracks including certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Browse the programs below and start your educational journey with KU Edwards today. 


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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Pursue coursework in exercise physiology, biomechanics, biochemistry, and kinesiology.



Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology

Study biological sciences, chemistry, and advanced technology. Prepare for a career in the biotech industry or graduate work in research and biotechnology-related fields.



Bachelor of Science in Applied Biological Sciences

Build a strong background in genetics, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry. Prepare for medical, dental, or pharmacy school, as well as graduate work in the health sciences.


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Online Bachelor of Health Sciences

Strengthen your background in the healthcare industry and explore elective courses in nutrition, public and population health, and health management and policy.


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Post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Science

Students can focus on broadening professional experiences and improving underdeveloped aspects of their application for professional programs in the health sciences. Strengthen your academic background in biology and biotechnology before moving on to a career in medicine, health and life sciences, or biotechnology. 

Students enrolled in this program can have access to: 

  • One-on-one coaching with a pre-health career coach.
  • Interview preparation.
  • Application preparation. 
  • Personal statement assistance.