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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.


Elon contingent publishes research on social support of injured student-athletes

Elon alumnae Alexis de Groot ’17 and Sydney Brown ’18 partnered with faculty members Tony Weaver and Eric Hall to conduct a qualitative study and collect in-depth information on the perception of social support provided to student-athletes rehabilitating injuries.

Elon biodiversity project gets the community involved with nature 

The new project organized by the Department of Biology allows anyone to document the variety of fungi, animals, plants and more on Elon’s 636-acre campus. 

Haenel and Moore publish article on hybridization impacts on mitochondria function in lizards

Research by Greg Haenel, professor of biology, and Victoria Moore, associate professor of chemistry, brought together expertise from their departments to better understand how mitochondria respond evolutionarily to extreme environments and hybridization. 

Gammon publishes peer-reviewed role-play classroom game

The classroom activity designed by Dave Gammon, professor of biology, for an Elon COR capstone course has been added to a national collection of case studies.

In My Words: Conservative voices needed in climate policy discussions

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon says that the climate policy debate needs voices and principles from across the political spectrum. 

Biology faculty and student co-author presentation at international symposium

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel and current Elon student Alina Iwan '19 co-authored a research presentation for the 2nd International Symposium on Biotermology in Riva del Garda, Italy.

Hamel publishes research with three Elon alumni in peer-reviewed Journal of Insect Science

Assistant Professor Jen Hamel's co-authors on the peer-reviewed research article include three recent Elon graduates who contributed to the study as part of their undergraduate research experiences.

Hook Professor Dabrowski publishes in Nature Reviews Chemistry

A. L. Hook Emerging Scholar Jen Dabrowski authored a peer-reviewed article in the journal Nature Reviews Chemistry