Pre-Med, Nursing, and Professional Health Careers

Pre-Med, Nursing, and Professional Health Careers

Explore Nursing and Professional Health Careers

This academy includes rigorous academic preparation for some of today's most popular pre-professional programs at colleges and universities.

It assures successful academic preparation of required transfer level coursework for pre-professional majors at many colleges and universities as well.

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BIO-151: Nutrition

BIO-168: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO-173: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

SPC-101: Fundamentals of Oral Communication

SOC-110: Intro to Sociology


Senior Year Plus (SYP) Arts and Sciences Proficiency required or alternative assessment measures as adopted by student's school district. Recent high school Biology with a grade of B or higher is also strongly recommended.

Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

Average Salaries

Nurse Practioner

Physician Assistant

General Practice MD

Based on available Iowa salary data at

One year of high school biology and/or chemistry or a college-level biology course is strongly recommend for incoming Pre-Professional students.

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found here.