Pre-Health Science Institute

Get the Right Start for Your Health Sciences Studies

Your goal of a career in health sciences can lead to a wide range of high-demand jobs. But where your education begins is equally important. ACC’s Pre-Health Sciences Institute offers predefined paths to help you reach your educational and career goals.

The institute lets you learn in a community of students who share your interests and receive individualized attention from expert faculty. You may even finish college ahead of schedule.

Why Health Sciences?

Delivery of healthcare is a rapidly changing industry. With job opportunities in nursing and other health professions expected to increase, this is a great time to prepare for a career in the field.

Is the Pre-Health Sciences Institute Right for Me?

The Pre-Health Sciences Institute was developed primarily for first-year college students who have little or no previous college credit. Other students may participate, but you must enroll in the full course load that’s scheduled each semester.

How the Institute Works

You’ll complete required courses in blocks that are tailored to your success. Many of the courses are specifically designed to introduce you to a healthcare profession before you enter a specific program. You’ll also have access to a dedicated pre-health sciences advisor and work with faculty who have years of experience in the industry.

How Will an Institute Help Me?

  • Classes are preselected - no registration guesswork.
  • Finish college faster with a full-time track of classes.
  • Enjoy a small community of classmates with similar interests.
  • Have regular contact with faculty advisors in your area of interest.

Classes held at Round Rock Campus

The fall 2018 Pre-Health Sciences Institute will meet for classes at the Round Rock Campus. Institute courses will be completed in the sequence below.

YEAR ONE
Fall SemesterEDUC 1300Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success for Health Care Professionals
 ENGL 1301
English Composition I
 BIOL 2401
Anatomy and Physiology I - Lab and Lecture
 MATH 1342
Elementary Statistics
 Spring SemesterPHIL 2306
Ethics
 PSYC 2301
Introduction to Psychology
 HPRS 2300
Pharmacology for Health Professions
 BIOL 2402
Anatomy and Physiology II - Lab and Lecture
 Summer SemesterBIOL 2420
Microbiology for the Health Sciences - Lab and Lecture

Enrollment Steps

Complete the following steps to enroll in the Pre-Health Sciences Institute. Note: Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to an ACC institute.

  1. Complete the ACC Application.
  2. Complete the online Pre-Health Science Institute Interest Form.
  3. Receive notification of your acceptance.
  4. Register for classes with institute assistance
  5. Meet with your advisor at least once a month to review progress.