Archive for tag: bachelor's degree

What is Kinesiology?

KinesiologySome science courses have strange names that you may have never heard before. Take "kinesiology" for example. What is it? Kinesiology is the physics of the human body, or how the body functions when it's in motion.

Terry Elder, DC, of National University, teaches kinesiology in the bachelor of biomedical science program. He says, "Kinesiology is the function of joints and muscles -- how the body works. It can prepare you very well for graduate health programs in virtually any field, whether you'll be studying medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, or any other health career degree."

For example, in Dr. Elder's class, you'll not only learn the names and locations of muscles, but also:

  • which muscles are active in what types of movements,
  • how they coordinate together,
  • which muscles contract and which muscles lengthen when you step forward,
  • how these different actions stabilize each other.

Kinesiology is crucial for those who are planning a career in sports medicine, orthopedics or chiropractic medicine. These are fields where professionals must keenly understand the cause and prevention of injury. For that reason, understanding anatomy is not enough. They have to know how different types of motion put stress on joints and muscles. You might say that kinesiology puts anatomy in motion so that we can gain a better understanding of how the human body is engineered.

At National University's bachelor of biomedical science program, you can study kinesiology as well as your choice of over over 40 courses in science, math, computer and communication subjects specifically designed to prepare you for a career in health care. 

Is Finishing Your College Degree Worth It?

Perhaps you've heard that a college degree just isn't worth it anymore. That's not true according to the latest statistics. Check out a Huffington Post article by Joseph Pisani titled: "Yes, A College Degree Still Worth It..."

2014-09-24_diplomaBased on a report released in June by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, two economists used federal data to show that a person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with just a high school diploma. They also earn significantly more than what a person with just an associate's degree would earn over that same period.

The report said that between 1970 and 2013, those with a four-year bachelor's degree earned an average of about $64,500 per year, while those with a two-year associate's degree earned about $50,000 per year and those with only a high school diploma earned $41,000 per year.

So, if the nay-sayers are holding you back, don't let them. Finishing your degree is one of the best investments you can make. And finishing a bachelor's degree in biomedical science is even smarter!

Biomedical Science Degree Program and Yellow Ribbon Benefits

Crystal Stewart trained as a combat medic in the military after high school, and knew she wanted a career in health care. Once she finished her general education at a community college in Ohio, she chose to come to National University's bachelor's degree completion program in biomedical sciences.

Because Crystal is an eligible veteran, National University's Yellow Ribbon Program covers any remaining tuition not already covered under the Post-911 GI Bill.

Once she graduates with her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from National University, Crystal hopes to go on to medical school and earn an M.D.

Guest Blogger - Courtney Shepard

Hi, I'm Courtney Shepard, and I'm both a student and an admissions counselor at National University of Health Sciences.

It's no secret that that the job market is a challenging one these days. On top of that, so many of us are searching for a career path that offers not just financial rewards and stability, but also real inner fulfillment and satisfaction.  That's why choosing the right school and the right bachelor's degree is more important than ever. 

I wanted to talk about how the right bachelor's degree can position you for better career success, more options, and more flexibility for your future. Specifically, I wanted to spotlight how a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences can open many doors to a career that you may or may not have considered.

If you are...

  • in a junior college right now and wondering what to do next
  • if you had some college courses long ago but never finished your bachelor's degree
  • if you're stuck in a job that feels like its going nowhere
  • if your career just isn't delivering that sense of satisfaction you crave

...then keep an eye on this blog.

Many students have taken that leap and decided to finally finish college. Biomedical science can open the door to many health care and science careers that you may have never considered.