Science Lab with Students

Health Careers at Wayland

Many students who come to Wayland are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. If you are interested in becoming a physician, dentist, physical or occupational therapist, optometrist, physician assistant, public health specialist, or nurse, the hard work and intentional preparation for these careers begins long before you enter a professional school.  Admission into medical school or other professional programs is a very competitive process involving a number of selection factors.  Among these factors are grades, standardized exams like the MCAT, recommendations, and extracurricular activities such as volunteer experiences.  To be successful, students must make themselves stand out from the crowd.  The Pre-Health Program at Wayland is a very intentional program designed to give students every opportunity to build into themselves the qualities, skills and knowledge to excel in health professional programs.  We know that you have choices as you consider which university to attend as you prepare for a career in the health professions, and we very much hope that you choose Wayland Baptist University.  As you make this decision, there are a number of important factors to consider that make Wayland different.


  • Christ Centered
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Personal Attention from the Faculty Members
  • Enrichment-Driven Pre-Health Programs
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Labs Taught by Faculty Members
  • MCAT/PCAT/DAT/GRE Preparation Workshops
  • Interview Skills Workshops
  • Mission Opportunities Integrated with Coursework

Perhaps the best and most convincing illustration of what makes Wayland special comes from recent alumni who were a product of the Wayland experience.  A few of their stories are shared on the pages of a pre health brochure (click link below).  We look forward to discussing your future plans and how we can help.  If you would like more information on the pre health programs, contact Dr. Adam Reinhart, the pre health coordinator.

Pre-Health List of Recommended Courses

Health Careers at WBU Brochure