Pre-Professional Health Programs at EOU


Depending upon the academic area the College of Arts & Sciences offers coursework paralleling requirements of universities from which degrees in those areas are offered.


Health Speaker Series

EOU and the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center, in partnership, launched the health speaker series with the goal of providing students interested in pursuing healthcare careers the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences from members of the area medical community.  In addition to the presentations by the medical community, students learn more about the application and admission process from representatives from graduate health programs.


Elizabeth Zastrow, DPT, OCS   &   Vanessa Braden, PT

 Thursday, April 24th @ 6:00 p.m.

Huber Auditorium – Badgley Hall 102


Plan to attend & learn more about the exciting field of physical therapy!



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Elizabeth Zastrow, DPT, OCS, graduated from Duke University in 2002 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and has a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Arizona. Elizabeth specializes in orthopedic physical therapy, but has additional interest in women’s health, vestibular rehabilitation and pediatrics



Vanessa Braden, PT, graduated from Linfield College with a bachelor’s degree, before Vanessa Braden Rehab 009 Mugobtaining a master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University. Vanessa has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, sub-acute care, aquatic therapy and orthopedics. Her special interests include pediatrics, woman’s health and orthopedics with an emphasis in manual therapy techniques in combination with neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercise.



Health Speaker Series Dates & Presenters

Speaker Series presentations are held in Badgley Hall 102 – Huber Auditorium at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted 


October 10th – Michael Riggin, Admission Counselor, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

November 21st – June Wilson, O.T.L. – Occupational Therapist

November 21st, 7:00 p.m. – Lisa Miller, Associate Director of Admissions, American University of Antigua School of Medicine

January 23rd – Mary Deighton, D.O. – Family Practice Medicine

February 6th – Matt Vogel, Health Promotions Specialist – “Media, Relationship, Pornography & Your Health”

February 13th – Lieutenant Paul G. Lewer, United State Navy Reserve

February 27th – Chris Butterworth, M.S., SLP-CCC – Speech & Language Pathology

March 13th – Jeffery Ruder, Oregon State University – College of Pharmacy

April 24th – Vanessa Braden, M.P.T. & Elizabeth Zastrow, P.T. – Physical Therapy

May 13th, 7:00 p.m. – Gerald Friedman, Ph.D., Economics of Healthcare