Pre-professional Programs

Pre-Health Professions

The UW-River Falls Department of Biology offers a Biomedical and Health Science Major in which students earn a 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 Department of Biology has also 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 and Health Science course requirements, visit the Biology Major Requirements page and select Biomedical and Health Science, 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:

Biomedical & Health Science Physical & Occupational Therapy:


Karen Klyczek


Office: 407 Agricultural Science Building

Exercise and Sport Science Physical & Occupational Therapy:

Paul Shirilla

Paul Shirilla


Office: A161 Falcon Center


All other Pre-Health Professions:


Betsy Gerbec


Office: 400B Agricultural Science Building