Pre-professional Health Academic Certificate Program

PHAP is operated by University Extension, in collaboration with College of Science and prepares students interested in health professional careers (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary science, physical therapy and selected allied health programs) for application to these doctoral programs. Students are encouraged to review information on this website to learn more about differences between those categories.

A student interested in entering medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary science, or allied health sciences should contact the PHAP Office at the North Science Building, SC N113 (510-885-4764) for information regarding entrance to these programs. Information about specific health and veterinary fields, schools, admission requirements, applications, etc., is available through numerous online documents listed under "Links" at this site.

The Director of PHAP is Dr. Oscar Wambuguh, also a prehealth advisor and assistant professor in health sciences. He holds regular office hours weekly in SCN 113 by appointment only. It is highly encouraged that prehealth students make an appointment to meet with the advisor as often as necessary. The prehealth advisor engages students in discussions concerning courses, course mix, course load and volunteer, research, and community service opportunities required by many professional schools. Appointments (preferably within the regular office hours) can usually be made by e-mailing

Contact Us

Preprofessional Health Academic Program (PHAP)
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Dr. Oscar Wambuguh
  • Director of PHAP
  • Phone: 510-885-4764
  • Dr. Faezeh Manshadi
  • Interim Associate Director of PHAP
  • Phone: 510-885-4764
  • Nancy Schibler
  • Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Phone: 510-885-4764