Health Exploration (HPEX)

HPEX is an acronym for Health Professions Exploration. It is a special designation for undeclared students who are pursuing any of the various pre-health tracks (pre-medicine, dental, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine, etc.). These graduate programs do not have a preference for which undergraduate major the student has completed. Therefore, students pursuing these pre-health tracks may choose to major in any subject on campus while also taking the necessary pre-requisites for their pre-health track.


As an HPEX student, your University College Academic Advisor will advise you on where to begin with the proper courses for your intended pre-health track and help guide you on choosing the best major for your individual goals.  As you make progress with your pre-health track, you will also be encouraged to meet with advisors in the Pre-Health Professions Advising office on campus.  Their primary purpose is to guide students on meeting pre-requisites for the various pre-health tracks and offer advice related to other requirements necessary to become a competitive applicant (i.e. shadowing hours, leadership, volunteer hours, standardized tests, etc.). 

Click here to learn more about pre-health options, majors, and Academic Advising.