Health Careers Opportunity Program
Health Professions Pathways
Fresno State Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Health Professions Pathways (HPP) is housed within the Center for Access to Science for All (CASA). The HPP will provide valuable support to participants interested in pursuing targeted health professions.
About Health Professions Pathways
Thank you for your interest in the Fresno State Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Health Professions Pathways (HPP), housed within the Center for Access to Science for All (CASA).
The HPP will provide valuable support to participants interested in pursuing targeted health professions.
Support may include, but not limited to, the following:
- Paid summer program for incoming Fresno State students
- Peer mentoring, health professions workshops and conferences
- Paid summer internships for selected students
- Free KAPLAN test preparation (DAT/GRE/MCAT/OAT/PCAT) for selected students
- Health professional mentorship
- Personal statement support
***After your application submission you will be contacted by HCOP regarding your HPP application, HPP contract, and next steps. Please feel free to contact CASA by calling (559) 278-4748 or visiting McLane Annex 6.
Application is currently closed for current and incoming students. If you've applied to HPP already and have been accepted, you do NOT have to reapply. The HPP application will re-open in May for incoming students.
- Must join HCOP first
- Interested in pursing a career to become a:
- Clinical Lab Scientist
- Clinical Psychologist/ Behavioral Health Specialist
Public Health Specialists
- Educationally and/or economically disadvantaged.
- Citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of one of these: United States, Commonwealths of Puerto Rico, Marianas Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated State of Micronesia.
The Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines educationally and/or economically disadvantaged as follows:
- Disadvantaged background: an individual comes from an economically or educationally/environmentally disadvantaged background (https://bhw.hrsa.gov).
- Economically disadvantaged: an individual comes from a family with an annual income below low-income thresholds established by the U.S. Census Bureau, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary of the HHS, for use in all health professions programs (https://bhw.hrsa.gov). HHS Poverty Guideline guidelines can also be found HERE.
- Educationally/environmentally disadvantaged: an individual comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession (https://bhw.hrsa.gov).
Health Professions Pathways (HPP) is funded by the Department of Health Care Access and Information.
Lilia De La Cerda, MPH, Project PI
Larry G. Riley, Ph.D., Project Co-PI