Pre-Med and Pre-Health Education

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Continue your medical or health science education at the KU Edwards Campus.

A degree in health science areas, including exercise science, biotechnology and molecular biology, is 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-med or 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. Our pre-health and pre-med programs can satisfy medical school suggested and required and suggested courses for admission to medical school. We cover material that is incorporated into the MCAT exam so you can be prepared for content related to the first two years of medical school.

Why earn a pre-med or pre-health degree from KU?

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

Pre-med and Pre-health programs

We offer a range of programs with pre-health and pre-med 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, including medical school.



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 medical school or 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.
  • MCAT preparation elective course.
  • Interview preparation.
  • Application preparation. 
  • Personal statement assistance.


KU offers students resources to help them succeed on their path toward a pre-health or pre-med degree. Start your journey today with these resources