Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Health Professions

The Health Professions Advising Office will guide you towards your dream of becoming a health professional. Below are some introductory resources to begin your research into the health professions. In addition, the Explore Health Careers website provides information on a range of health professions and Public Health Online is designed for those considering a career in public health.

There are two major pathways for entering a health profession.

  • 2+ and 3+ allied health programs, whereby students spend 2 or 3 years (depending on the program) on the Oxford campus before applying for a competitive-entry to complete the degree work.  These students will be enrolled in the Allied Health Studies major while at UM.  Allied health programs include: Dental HygieneHealth Informatics and Information Management, Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Nursing, and Radiologic Sciences.   
  • Some programs require a baccalaureate degree before entering professional school: DentistryMedicineOptometryPhysical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine, and many others.

Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainer

Chiropractor

Chiropractor

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Dentistry

Dentistry

Informatics and Information

Informatics and Information

Histotechnology

Histotechnology

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Technology

Medicine

Medicine

Nursing

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Podiatry

Podiatry

 

Radiologic Sciences

Radiologic Sciences

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science