Pre-professional Programs

Pre-Health Professions

The UW-River Falls Biology Department offers a Biomedical track in which students earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology while preparing for licensure and certifications in various health professions. The Exercise and Sport Science major also offers options for occupational and physical therapy.

The Biology Department has developed several Affiliation Agreements with colleges that provide academic credits to students who transfer from UWRF into their programs. In most cases, students study for three years at UW-River Falls, transfer to an affiliated school, and receive a BS from UWRF after one year of study at the affiliated school. Students later earn licensure or certification in a health profession from the affiliated school.

UWRF offers advising and suggested curriculum for the following Pre-Health Professions:

To view the Biomedical Course requirements, visit the Biology Major Degree Requirements page and select Biomedical Sci. or visit the UWRF Catalog Biology Degree Requirements page. To learn more about the Exercise and Sport Science program requirements, visit the Exercise and Sport Science Degree page.

For More information Contact:

For Biomedical Physical & Occupational Therapy:


Karen Klyczek

karen.k.klyczek@uwrf.edu715-425-4021Office: 407 Agricultural Science Building

For Exercise & Sport Science Physical & Occupational Therapy:

Paul Shirilla

Paul Shirilla

paul.shirilla@uwrf.edu715-425-3226Office: A161 Falcon Center


For all other Pre-Health Professions:


Betsy Gerbec

betsy.gerbec@uwrf.edu715-425-4204Office: 400B Agricultural Science Building