Other Health Professions

There are so many health professions to choose from. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Start here

If you have questions about these or other health professions and how a Bradley education can help you, please contact the Health Professions Advising Center.

Athletic Training

Athletic trainers (ATs) work under the direction of a physician to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. In addition to high school, collegiate, and professional sports, they work in a diverse array of clinical settings and are expanding into occupational/industrial medicine, physician practices and hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, military readiness and injury risk prevention programs. Currently, AT programs may award professional degrees at the baccalaureate or the master’s level. By 2022, all new ATs must earn a master’s degree. (AtYourOwnRisk.org)

Information & Resources:

Application Service:  

  • ATCAS
  • Or apply directly to individual schools that do not participate in this service.

Entrance Exam:  
(Requirements vary by school. GRE is most common)

Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They provide information and support to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Genetic counselors typically need a 2-year master’s degree in genetic counseling or genetics, and board certification. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

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Entrance Exam:  

Apply directly to individual programs. Most programs require the GRE.

Healthcare Administration & Management

Information and Resources:

Application Service:

  • HAMPCAS
  • Or apply directly to individual schools that do not participate in this service.

Entrance Exam:

Success:

  • Rush University

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. NDs may use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. They may also use natural medicines, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies. It typically takes 4 years to earn the ND degree after earning a Bachelor’s degree. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

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Nursing/Accelerated Nursing

If you aren’t a nursing major at Bradley, it doesn’t mean you can’t become a nurse. Consider a second BSN degree, or an entry-level Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Information and Resources:

Application Service:

  • NursingCAS
  • Or apply directly to individual schools that do not participate in this service.

Post-baccalaureate Programs

“Post-bac” programs are designed to bridge the gap in time and preparation between an earned baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree and admission to a clinical health professional program such as medical school, vet school, etc. They provide the opportunity to change career direction and complete pre-requisites after already completing another major, or enhance your academic record and improve competitiveness for admission.

Aspiring Docs has two fact sheets on Post Bacc programs that you may be interested in reviewing:

Application service:

  • PostBacCAS
  • Or apply directly to individual schools that do not participate in this service.

Public Health

Public health is the science and art of creating healthy communities through education, research, and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

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(Requirements vary by school. GRE is most common)

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Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes. Speech-language pathologists typically need at least a master’s degree. Most states require speech-language pathologists to be licensed, which requires a master’s degree and supervised clinical experience. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

Information and Resources:

Entrance Exam:

Success:  

  • University of South Carolina

Apply directly to individual schools.