Welcome to the San Diego State University Health Professions Advising Office. We are happy to help you through your victories and challenges of being a prehealth scholar!

In order to build a strong foundation of knowledge about what it means to be a prehealth student at SDSU and to understand fundamental advice and key factors on what makes an applicant competitive, the following tasks are required before you are able to meet one-on-one or in group advising with the prehealth adviser.

*PLEASE NOTE: If an urgent or time sensitive matter needs to be addressed and you haven’t attended an HPAO Orientation, please email either hpaosdsu@sdsu.edu or lwatson@sdsu.edu as soon as possible.

Step 1. Check you prereqs! 😀
– All Health Professions Schools will require prerequisite courses to be completed in order to be eligible to apply for their programs. While prerequisites differ program to program, HPAO has various health professions’ course prerequisite lists that meet the requirements for entry to most health-related graduate programs. Please read your prehealth prerequisites page carefully and in its entirety. They are located here: Medicine, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

Step 2. Attend an HPAO Orientation with the Director
– In order acquire individual advising or attend group advising with the prehealth adviser, it is required to have attended an HPAO Orientation.

*Schedule of HPAO Orientations can be viewed here

Step 3. For one-on-one advising with the Director (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
– Please contact sdsuhpao@gmail.com to request an appointment.
For Group Advising (Students of all years welcome)
– Please visit the Group Advising Session Information found in the Group Advising menu to the right of our website