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Pre-Health Programs

Simpson College can start you on the path toward a rewarding career in a number of healthcare fields

Biology Programs

Simpson College is the best place to prepare yourself for medical school. Experienced faculty and rigorous coursework provide a strong foundation for success.

Working with your academic advisor is very important when considering a pre-med program. Faculty from Biology and Chemistry will assist in your planning by identifying required and recommended coursework and sponsoring undergraduate research and internships. Once on this path, you will earn a Bachelor's degree with a major in biology or biochemistry before moving on to medical school.

Here are a few of the medical schools that have accepted Simpson students in recent years:


  • Des Moines University (PT, PA, Healthcare administration)
  • Georgia Southern (PT)
  • Creighton University (PT,OT)
  • Clarkson University (PT)
  • Iowa (PT)
  • Briar Cliff (PT)
  • Washington University (PT)
  • St Mary University (PT)
  • University of New Mexico (PT)
  • University of St Augustine (PT)
  • University of South Dakota (OT)
  • Drake University (OT)
  • KU Med Center (OT & Palmer (chiro)
  • Logan University (chiro)
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha (PA)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (PA)
  • Allen College (Accelerated nursing-BSN)
  • Mercy College (Accelerated nursing-BSN)
  • Carroll University (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

The quality of a Simpson education is evident by the long list of practicing medical professionals who got their start here.

Sport Science And Health Education Programs

Occupational therapists are in demand...growth rate for the profession is much faster than average at 24% by 2026. If working with children and adults, helping them find a quality of life through mastery of everyday tasks, sounds appealing, Simpson is the place to begin.

Concentrating your education in the Sports Science department. Another common path students take is a double major/minor in psychology. You will earn a Bachelor's degree that will prepare you for either a master's or doctoral degree in the field. You will be advised and guided by professors with experience to make sure your transition to post-secondary education is smooth.