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Health Programs

The opportunities students will have in the future for health professions are going to be fabulous. The partnership between CU Denver and CU Anschutz is going to give health career development a lot of support."
- Charles Ferguson, PhD, director of Health Professions Programs
They give you all the tools you need to succeed, their doors are always open, and they're great mentors. They help you make a four-year plan and help you get a research project over the summer. They also get us involved at CU Anschutz, which is really nice."
- Mattie Kerns, pre-health student talking about the Health Careers advisors

Improve the health and well-being of generations to come

​​​​Physician, physician assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physical therapist, optometrist, dentist, public health specialist and medical scientist — are among the many fulfilling health careers of the future.

If you’re committed to pursuing a profession in health care, take your next step with us.​

Undergraduate health programs

Pre-health is a popular and competitive field of study at CU Denver characterized by academic rigor and personalized support to help students achieve their educational objectives.

Thanks to the connection between CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, health career students have opportunities to immerse themselves in the subject matter, do research with real-world applications and engage in early clinical experiences. 

Students can pursue a variety of undergraduate programs while completing specific health program prerequisite coursework. 

Admission to CU Denver does not assure future admission to CU Anschutz programs.

BA/BS-MD program

​A small group of students interested in making medicine their career are admitted to the BA/BS-MD program at CU Denver. This program provides an opportunity for outstanding students from broadly diverse backgrounds who want to serve the​ health care needs of Colorado as primary care physicians. 

Once they are accepted to the program, students can earn a seat at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provided they meet specific academic, non-academic and professional requirements annually.

The School of Medicine is located at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus​ in Aurora.​

Nursing programs

If you​'re interested in exploring a nursing program, undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates are offered by the College of Nursing at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus​ in Aurora.

Graduat​e health programs

Business of health care
The CU Denver Business School offers nationally recognized graduate programs in health administration​

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Advanced degrees in psychology and behavioral health

The CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences​ offers nationally recognized doctoral programs in psychology and behavioral health. 

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State-of-the-art education, research and patient care facilities

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus​ in Aurora offers students unparalleled training in health professions. The campus includes schools of medicine, dental medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. 

Admission is a highly selective process open to qualified candidates. Applicants should apply directly to the school or college they wish to enter.

CU Denver

1201 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado

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CU Anschutz
Medical Campus

13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado

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CU South Denver

10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, Colorado

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