The Health Professions Committee is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff that provides guidance and support for students aspiring to pursue a career in the health professions. Each individual student receives a Health Professions Advisor who specializes in their chosen health professions career starting first semester freshmen year. This committee serves pre-health students through individual and group advising, formal coursework, training workshops, faculty led admissions test preparation and facilitating relationships between professional schools and regional health care organizations.

We help students successfully apply to professional schools.

The Health Professions Committee supports each student applying to professional school through our committee process. In the fall of their application year, students take the Health Careers Seminar (HCS) course. HCS is a one credit course dedicated to preparing your professional school application. This course is unique to Juniata and takes the guess work out of the application process. In the spring of their application year, students submit an application portfolio to—and are interviewed by—our Health Professions Committee. This is an incredible opportunity for students to hone their abilities before going to professional school interviews. The process culminates with the committee writing a comprehensive letter about each applicant’s attributes, successes in college, and aptitude for their chosen profession. The detailed and intensive committee process helps Juniata applicants stand out to professional schools and is one of the many reasons that Juniata has had a 90% acceptance rate to professional schools over 25 years.

Dr. Jim Borgardt – Director of Health Professions
JCHealthProfessions@juniata.edu
814-641-6600

Health Professions Committee Members by Career Track

Chiropractic
Dr. Kathleen Jones
Dentistry
Dr. James Borgardt
Genetic Counseling
Dr. David Widman
Health Administration
Professor Baughman
Occupational Therapy
Professor Susan Radis
Optometry
Dr. James Borgardt
Pharmacy
Dr. Peter Baran
Physical Therapy
Dr. Randy Bennett
Social Work with a focus in Medicine/Behavioral Health
Professor Susan Radis
Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kathleen Jones