Health Professional Preparation

Preparing students for success in the health professions

Pre-health advising services support students who are studying health professions at Shoreline or who are preparing to pursue a health professional degree at other schools. Our dedicated advisors have extensive knowledge of many health professional programs, including those at the University of Washington, and can help students with course planning, career exploration, and healthcare work experience.

We support students interested in all health career fields with:

  • Specialized advising to select the right classes and prepare for successful admission to a professional program
  • Free tutoring
  • Presentations and information sessions on health topics
  • Post-Baccalaureate Services for students who already have bachelor’s degrees
  • Student clubs and events dedicated to the health professions

Learn more about Shoreline's Health Degrees and Certificates: 

Dental Hygiene

Health Informatics and Information Management

Medical Laboratory Technology

Nursing (RN)

Nursing Assistant Certified


Bachelor’s-Level Planning Guides:

Diagnostic Ultrasound/Radiation and Imaging Sciences Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Environmental Health Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

Exercise Science/Kinesiology Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Health Informatics and Information Management Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Medical Laboratory Science Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

Associate in Pre-Nursing, AA-DTA/MRP Planning Guide

Nutrition and Food Science Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Public and Community Health Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Speech and Hearing Sciences Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Master’s- & Doctoral-Level Planning Guides:

These health professions generally require students to complete a Bachelor's degree before entering the professional school, which is either a Master’s degree or a Doctoral degree. It is important to begin prerequisite courses during your Associates degree while at Shoreline Community College. Once your Associates degree is completed, transfer to a university for a Bachelor's degree and additional prerequisite courses.

Dentistry Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

Occupational Therapy Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Pharmacy Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

Physician Assistant Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Physical Therapy Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Veterinary Medicine Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

Contact Us

Advising Services

FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5241
(206) 546-4559