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Health Careers for BSU Students Community Guide: Post Bacc & Post Grad Opportunities

Resources on Health Careers suitable for BSU students of all majors to pursue

Post Bacc Opportunities

Post-baccalaurate programs allow students interested in the health professions to enhance their records or allow non-science college graduates without the necessary prerequisites, to take the requisite courses. There are non-degree, degree, and certificate programs. To learn more, check out the below sites and make an appointment with Dr. Alexandra Zilz.

Post Grad Opportunities

A post grad program allows students interested in the health professions to add experiences and enhance their record for graduate school. To learn more, check out the following sites and make an appointment with Dr. Adams via

  • National Health CorpsThe largest, health-related AmeriCorps program facilitates access to healthcare for underserved populations
  • AmeriCorpsParticipants engage in intensive service opportunities at nonprofits and organizations around the country.

  • The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program: The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH
  • Pathways to Inclusive Health Care Program - Gap year program for those interested in becoming a healthcare professional who will make a difference in closing the health equity gap for those with ASD/IDD and other disabilities.