Tougaloo offers preparation for students desiring to enter health professions. There is a Pre-Health Club, and speakers in a variety of health professions come each year to advise interested students.
Tougaloo College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing offer an Early Entry Program to increase the number of students who pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Biology Department offers Anatomy and Physiology and Human Nutrition for pre-nursing students.
Jackson Heart Study
The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is a collaborative program involving Jackson State University, Tougaloo College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The program receives support from the National Institutes of Health's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the national Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Under this program, the College serves as the home of the Undergraduate Training Center.
Early Medical School ID
Brown University and Boston University each select two sophomores for Early Identification and acceptance to their respective medical schools. Selectees to B.U. spend their senior year at B.U. Selectees at Brown spend one semester of their senior year at Brown.