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Pre-Health Professions

Welcome to Pre-Health Professions Program

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health professions field?

Begin your professional academic journey at SFA, where you can gain experiences and benefit from specialized resources.

Preparing Students for Professional School

SFA Pre-Health Student in class

Pre-Health Resource Room

Students in the pre-health professions program have access to the pre-health resource room, a quiet place to study with computer access, exam prep books, free coffee and free printing!

Pipeline Programs

Academic Opportunities

SFA has partnerships with schools and programs that can benefit you. SFA’s partnership with the University of Houston through the pre-pharmacy co-op program allows SFA students to fulfill their pharmacy prerequisites then transfer to UH to finish their Doctor of Pharmacy. SFA also partners with the Joint Admission Medical Program to assist economically disadvantaged Texas high school and college students pursue careers in medicine.

Pre-Health Pathways

SFA offers a wide range of pre-health pathways to help position you to further your health education.

Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Physical Therapy



    Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of 2013, was a bit of an overachiever at SFA, and that hasn’t changed after graduation. At SFA, she served on the Traditions Council, as a writing and chemistry tutor, and as a student member of the American Medical Student Association among many other activities. Nikki went on to graduate from veterinary school as well as co-author a book with her father. Now, she is a successful veterinarian at Mission Veterinary Hospital in Mission, Texas.


    Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of 2013

    Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of 2013



    SFA’s pre-health program has seen thousands of students through the years, but the Mack family stands out. The sons of a physician, all three Mack brothers attended SFA before going on to become successful health care professionals. After graduating from SFA, Chris Mack attended dental school and has been a dentist in Longview for more than 30 years. Andy Mack also attended dental school after SFA, went on to a four-year oral surgery residency, and has been an oral surgeon for 28 years. Ben Mack became a general surgeon, also in Longview, where he has practiced general surgery for 25 years. Three brothers – one lasting SFA legacy.

    Drs. Ben (’83), Chris (’79) and Andy Mack (’81)

    Drs. Ben (’83), Chris (’79) and Andy Mack (’81)

  • Lumberjacks Make great dentists

    After receiving his bachelor’s degree at SFA, Dr. Scott Coleman earned a doctorate in dental surgery from the UT Dental Branch at Houston. Today, Dr. Coleman has his own practice in Houston. He is also a former member of the SFA Board of Regents and a clinical adjunct assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 

    In addition, Dr. Coleman is a member of the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship, Give Back a Smile, and International Medical Outreach, which provide free dental care to underprivileged children.


    Dr. Scott Coleman, Class of 1980

    Dr. Scott Coleman, Class of 1980

  • From SFA to medical school

    After graduating from SFA with a 4.0 GPA, biology major Bryndís Grissom is now studying osteopathic medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth.

    While at SFA, Bryndís conducted research alongside Dr. Kevin Langford. She credits both Dr. Langford and Dr. Sarah Canterberry for challenging her with innovative teaching techniques. 

    Bryndís Grissom

    Bryndís Ósk Grissom, Class of 2017

Meet Our Students

  • Gavin Rolan

    Gavin Roland, Class of ’21

    "As a current second-year medical student, I am without a doubt grateful for the experience I had at SFA. The Pre-Health Professions Program was a great resource for me as I progressed through my undergraduate years. I greatly appreciated the guidance from my advisors, support from my colleagues and the opportunity to grow as a leader in both professional and personal settings."

  • Riley Latham

    Riley Latham, Class of ’22

    “Being part of the Pre-Health Professions Program at SFA gave me a distinct advantage as a medical school applicant. I was able to form real relationships with professors and advisors, which opened doors to impactful extracurriculars and clinical opportunities. The depth of my experiences at SFA was reflected in my medical school application, and I am thankful to have received early admission offers from three Texas medical schools.”

  • Cody Williams

    Cody Williams, Class of ‘20

    “I am grateful for the time I spent at SFA and the Pre-Health Professions Program. The program provided me with a mentor during the summer between my junior and senior years to help me gain valuable shadowing experience. I am so grateful for the leadership skills and the confidence that I developed in the program.”





    Miller Science Building
    Suite 127

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 13061, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962