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Health Careers Opportunity Program

Prospective Students

Once students reach the ranks of our university, as a HCOP student, we offer the resources and assistance to help prepare students to become competitive applicants in the following fields:
  • Chiropractic
  • Clinical Lab Science
  • Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Health
  • Dentistry
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Gerontology
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry 
  • Public Health
  • Social Work 
  • Veterinary Medicine
Upon completion of the HCOP form, you will be considered an HCOP student and will receive weekly newsletters.

If you are eligible for the Health Professions Pathways Program (HPP), you will able to apply after completion of the HCOP form. Incoming first year and transfer students are encouraged to apply once they have accepted their admission to Fresno State.
Apply to HCOP and HPP
The HCOP Application is open year round for students interested in targeted health professions.
The HPP Application is only open during specific cycles during the year. See HPP site for more details.

Each year, the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) serves over 1,000 Fresno State students who are engaged in addressing the growing health needs of communities. 

For our students, HCOP is more than just a place to learn about health careers, it’s a place where lives are changed, where students receive necessary and on-going academic support, guidance and opportunities to become aspiring health professionals.