Professional Health

Explore Professional Health at Bay College

Male doctor holding a digital tablet

Why Professional Health?

Careers in the health care industry are always in high demand!  Professional Health fields include Clinical Lab Science, Diagnostic Genetics, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. A degree in Pre-Professional Health opens the door to many careers in the growing field of health care. 

  • In 2017, ranked Occupational Therapist was ranked #9 best job and Audiologist was ranked #17.
  • Physician's Assistant, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist are listed on Michigan's Hot 50 Jobs.

Why Bay College?

Bay College can provide the essential science foundation for an undergraduate health professions degree leading to professional school in a high touch environment, with engaged faculty and small class size. Note that in many cases, undergraduate majors in many health disciplines do not exist. Students must still select and complete an undergraduate major in addition to their pre-professional studies when transferring to a university.  Our degree is broad so that you can explore various science fields as you think about what specialty to pursue, and our faculty are here to help you along the way.

Degree Information
Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Dentistry (Pre)60.00
Medicine (Pre)60.00
Occupational Therapy (Pre)60.00
Optometry (Pre)60.00
Pharmacy (Pre)60.00
Physical Therapy (Pre)60.00
Professional Health (Pre)60.00
Veterinary Medicine (Pre)60.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary Medicine
Career Opportunities

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!