Some 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
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:
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
In this video, hear Daniel Richardson, PhD, assistant dean for
the College of Allied Health Sciences, explain the unique
advantages of National University's bachelor degree completion program
in biomedical science. A BS in biomedical science can be a
springboard to excelling in advanced degrees and a variety of
Dr. Richardson teaches botanical medicine to students in the BS
program, and also teaches pharmacology courses in National
University's graduate programs. This is one example of how our
undergraduate students benefit in learning directly from
graduate-level faculty members.
more about how to complete your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science at NUHS.
Konstantina Adams knew NUHS was her dream school after visiting
the campus on a high school anatomy tour. In this video she
shares her favorite aspects of the BS program, as well as her
experience in on-campus housing. Konstanina plans to use her bachelor's
degree in biomedical science as a foundation for a future
career in chiropractic medicine.
"You're being taught by professors who actually care and who are
part of the field that you are eventually going into. I've been
taught by chiropractors, I've been taught by naturopaths...people
who are passionate about what they're teaching." -- Konstantina
Adams, biomedical science student
In this video, Dr. Randy Swenson, Dean of the College of Allied
Health Sciences, talks about how NUHS' Bachelor of
Biomedical Science degree completion program can be tailored to
fit any of a wide number of career paths.
Whether you plan to stay at NUHS for a professional degree, or apply to another
graduate school, National's convenient evening classes can help you
finish you B.S. degree in as few as 16 months.
You can learn more about our Bachelor of Biomedical Science
program by attending one of our Campus Visit Day or "Student for a Day" events.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
us at 1-800-826-6285 for more information.
One great feature of the bachelor's degree completion program
here at NUHS, is the option to choose an "emphasis in nutrition."
Many students are choosing this, as it's a great complement to a
B.S. in Biomedical Science.
We decided to talk with one of NUHS' favorite professors, who is
the nutrition "guru" here at NUHS. Dr. Daniel Richardson is the
assistant dean for the College of Allied Health Sciences, and holds
bachelors, masters and PhD degrees from Loyola University
Stritch School of Medicine in Pharmacology and Pharmocognosy. He is
a Diplomate in the American Association of Nutrition Consultants as
well as a Certified Nutrition Consultant. (Yes, that's the caliber
of our undergraduate faculty here!)
"There is a growing interest in nutrition in our country, and
people are taking charge of their own health through better
nutrition," he says. "Most medicine is based largely on the body's
ability to heal itself, but that can only happen if the patient has
the right amount of nutrients."
For a student hoping to become a naturopathic physician some
day, Dr. Richardson made it clear that you don't have to become a
nutritionist to benefit from an education in nutrition. He explains
that, "Whatever type of health professional you plan to be, be it a
chiropractic or naturopathic physician, dentist, an M.D., an
optometrist, or a nurse, a solid knowledge of nutrition will help
you make better diagnoses and provide better care for your
The great part about choosing this emphasis is that when you
graduate, it's reflected on your NUHS diploma. To do an emphasis in
nutrition means you can't just take any courses you want, like the
regular BS degree. You need to have 19 hours of credit in nutrition
courses such as:
An "emphasis" is like an added credential or a sub-major within
biomedical science. Dr. Richardson reports that the university
hopes to develop other areas of emphasis in the future.
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