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Many students at Elon are interested in pursuing one of the health professions after graduation. Dr. Kathy Matera, the Program Director for Health Professions Advising, and Elon's Health Professions Advisory Committee, offer information, advice and support to students as they plan their curriculum, seek health-related internships and work through the application process for an array of graduate schools in the health professions (medicine, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, occupational therapy, public health, clinical psychology, and many more). A supplement to the student’s academic advisor, the health professions advisors work one-on-one with students as well as offer workshops and programs of interest to pre-professional students.

This program is designed to help students identify and take responsibility for an academic path which:

  • provides a foundational liberal arts education
  • helps them explore, nurture, and expand their interests
  • helps them identify their strengths and weakness and set plans to work on both
  • guides them to experiences that help build or expand their passions
  • provides guidance so they can hit developmental and procedural milestones and be prepared to apply for graduate and professional programs

If you are not sure which health career interests you and want to explore your options visit ExploreHealth Careers.org, which offers a great deal of excellent information on a wide variety of health careers.

Health Professions information

The best way to get information about Health Professions information is the Lincoln Pre-Health Society facebook page and Moodle page. In addition, there is a Health Professions Library on the 2nd floor of Koury Athletic right near Dr. Ketcham's office (Koury athletic rm. 246). 


We would love to hear about your path to a career in health professions to show our current students there are many ways to acheive their goals. Please fill out and send me this form to prehealth@elon.edu.


Jen Hamel publishes study in special issue of high-impact journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Hamel and co-author from the University of Missouri published an empirical study in a special issue of the journal.

Nepocatych, Madzima and alumna publish article on the effects of a high-protein breakfast smoothie on appetite and energy expenditure

The article is based on research that showed that consumption of a breakfast smoothie containing animal-based whey protein or plant-based soy protein both lead to a greater sense of fullness and an increase in calories burned when compared to a carbohydrate-based smoothie.

Chemistry Department Celebrates Student Excellence

The chemistry department hosted its annual picnic and award ceremony on Tuesday May 14, and recognized outstanding achievements and academic excellence.

Chris Richardson publishes article on simulations of dwarf galaxies

Assistant Professor of Astrophysics Chris Richardson has authored a peer-reviewed paper for the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society journal.

Lumen Scholar focuses research on solution for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Nick Ciolkowski ’19 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

Elon celebrates 4th Annual National Biomechanics Day

On April 17, 2019 Elon University celebrated its 4 annual National Biomechanics Day at Elon University.

Amy Overman and student present research at North Carolina Cognition Conference

The professor in the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program co-authored a presentation with Elon College Fellow Laura Bernstein '19.

Elon names 2019 Lumen Scholars

The university's top undergraduate research award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achivements.