Summer 2020 Orientation Resources

Welcome to UTC! As orientation for incoming freshman and transfer students has moved to a virtual platform this summer, Pre-Health advising resources normally shared in person can be found here. We are excited to meet all of our new Mocs, and hope you find this information helpful. If you wish to schedule a Pre-Health Advising appointment you can do so via Navigate (instructions are featured further down the page).

Learn about how to start strong with a career in healthcare at UTC. Review this video for tips and information on what you need to know concerning your first steps at UTC.

If you have any questions please reach out to me at Go Mocs! - Theresa Blackman, Pre-Health Professions Advisor

If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare submit this form to be added to the Pre-Health Advising database. You will receive content, events, and resources based on your area of interest. Consider signing up for a Pre-Health Advising appointment if you have further questions. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. 

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Pre-Health Advising

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COVID-19 and Other FAQ

Review frequently asked questions regarding healthcare professions.

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Review admission requirements, prerequisites and decision process for specific healthcare programs.

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Explore discussion series, program visits, and workshops offered by Pre-Health Advising


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Pre-Health Advising Services

Get help on personal statements and essays, resume and interview tips, plus much more.

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Test Prep

Resources and information for the MCAT, GRE, DAT and other entrance exams for healthcare professions.

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Experiential Learning, Internships and Direct Patient Care Experience

Browse opportunities in the area to gain experience in healthcare as you prepare your application for professional program

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Application Resources

Review the process of applying to various healthcare professions as well as helpful links to more information on applications and tests required.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Explore opportunities abroad while gaining valuable experience in healthcare around the globe.

Pre-Health Professions Advisor

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Theresa Blackman

Theresa Blackman serves as the Pre-Health Professions Advisor at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Housed in The Center for Academic Support and Advisement on the 3rd floor of the UTC Library, Theresa works with students across all disciplines of all years who wish to pursue a career in healthcare with supplemental advising. 

If you are an incoming student without a UTC ID or returning student not currently enrolled in classes please email to set up an appointment. Current student wishing to schedule an appointment please follow the below instructions:

Log in: MyMocsNet

  1. Click: Academics

  2. Select: Advising/Tutoring (Navigate)

  3. Click: Schedule an Appointment

  4. Type of Appointment: Advising

  5. Service Category : Academic Advising Appointment

  6. Specific Service: Pre-Health Advising

  7. Location: Center for Academic Support and Advisement Library 335

  8. Staff Member: Theresa Blackman

Choose your preferred time and confirm your appointment. Please email with any questions you may have concerning Pre-Health Advising at UTC.

Additional Contacts

UTC houses many accomplished faculty and staff that are happy to discuss healthcare careers with UTC students. In addition to the Pre-Health Advisor current students can reach out to these faculty.


Dr. Han J. Park, Phd, Department of Chemistry and Physics 


Pre-Medicine and Pre-Physician Assistant

Dr. Gretchen Potts, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Physics


Joseph McCauley, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Science


Graduate Contacts

UTC is proud to offer graduate programs in healthcare. To explore graduate programs offered at UTC utilize the links below. Students interested in these programs can reach out to the program coordinators or the Pre-Health Professions Advisor with additional questions.

Master of Public Health

MPH Program Manager: Shannon Colvin, MPH


Physical Therapy, DPT Program 

Program Coordinator: Rebecca Littleton, MPA


Occupational Therapy, OTD Program

Program Coordinator: Rebecca Littleton, MPA


Master of Science in Athletic Training

Program Director: Dr. Shellie Acocello, PhD, ATC




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Speech Pathology

Learn more about how to prepare for eligibility to apply for speech pathology programs in the state of Tennessee: