Free & Fun Phone Apps for Biomedical Science Students

SmartphonesIf you just can't get enough science, you can turn your phone into a fun science learning resource through several free apps: 

iCell for iPhone and iPad, or Android
Gives a 3D view of various cells and their structures and organelles.

3D Brain for iPhone and iPad, or Android
Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures in the human brain. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

Speed Anatomy Quiz for iPhone and iPad, or Android
How fast can you point to your liver or gall bladder? Do you know the difference between, the sacrum and the manubrium? Speed Anatomy is an addictive game that tests your speed and challenges your knowledge of human anatomy.

Periodic Table of Elements for iPhone and iPad, or Android
No more wall charts necessary!

Gene Screen for iPhone and iPad
Teaches the basics of genetics, genetic diseases, and genetic screenings with helpful animations. 

Genetics for Medics for Android
A bit more advanced information on genetics, but hey, it's free!

Project Noahfor iPhone and iPad, or Android
Take a photo of a plant or animal in nature that you've spotted to keep a record of species, learn more about it, and contribute to planet-wide data collection.

Don't forget, National University of Health Sciences now has a mobile-friendly website too!

Why Finish Your College Degree? Here Are 51 Reasons!

Statistics show that only 58% of those who start college finish their four-year degree. Yet, no matter how long it's been since you left college, there are several great reasons to finish your bachelor's degree.  In fact, the website assembled 51 good reasons to return to college. Here's our adaptation of their list: 

  1. Be more qualified
  2. Make more money
  3. Demonstrate success
  4. Gain a competitive edge
  5. Meet higher expectations
  6. Switch fields
  7. Secure your future
  8. A better lifestyle
  9. Confidence builder
  10. Improve your social network
  11. Improve your discipline
  12. Improve your business network
  13. Learn from experts
  14. Learn to organize thoughts clearly
  15. Gain exposure to a wide array of topics
  16. Test your commitment and perseverance
  17. Start a tradition in your family
  18. Find your direction
  19. Build on a concentration
  20. Find others like you
  21. Take classes at home or work or anywhere
  22. Be yourself in a new environment
  23. Evening classes let you keep your job
  24. Online classes and flexible class scheduling
  25. Access the library system
  26. WiFi access on campus
  27. Free use of fitness center
  28. Join sports clubs
  29. Explore new career options
  30. Join student professional organizations
  31. Take some off-beat electives
  32. Learn valuable health tips
  33. Learn to debate and discuss subjects
  34. Switch or double your past college major
  35. Something to do after retirement
  36. Meet successful alumni
  37. Connect to classmates via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  38. It's not as expensive as you think
  39. Live on campus
  40. Reinvent yourself
  41. Create lasting memories
  42. Break out of your routine
  43. Access a computer resource center
  44. Learn to study and work on your own
  45. Learn to work with others
  46. Visit with professors
  47. Find a mentor or advisors.
  48. Get some spirit - attend a game
  49. Student parties and activities
  50. Student health services
  51. Guest visitors, lectures and speakers

Need more reasons to return to college? Contact us and we'll help you find all the reasons why completing a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences at NUHS is a great option for you.

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!

Can You Pass the Science Test Many Americans Failed?

Earlier this year the National Science Foundation posted a survey to test basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, astronomy, geology and physics. The quiz was reposted on Huffington Post. Unfortunately, most Americans didn't pass the test.

Take the quiz yourself and see how you do, then check your answers and link to the article at the bottom to find out how most Americans fared:


  1. 2014-08-11_atomsThe center of the Earth is very hot.
    True or false?
  2. The continents have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move.
    True or false?
  3. Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?
  4. All radioactivity is manmade.
    True or false?
  5. Electrons are smaller than atoms. 
    True or false?
  6. Lasers work by focusing sound waves. 
    True or false?
  7. The universe began with a huge explosion. 
    True or false?
  8. It's the father's gene that decides whether the baby is a boy or girl. 
    True or false?
  9. Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria.
    True or false?
  10. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.
    True or false?


  1. True
  2. True
  3. Earth around the sun
  4. False
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8. True
  9. False
  10. True

How did you do? Check out how others fared here: NPR article on quiz results.

NUHS Offers Generous Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

LibraryNational University of Health Sciences has launched a new scholarship award for all Phi Theta Kappa community college honor students. The scholarship will be available starting in the fall of 2014 for PTK members who choose to enroll in the university's bachelor degree completion program in the biomedical sciences.

"Many of our BS students go on to pursue graduate level degrees in science and health care, with many gaining admission to various medical schools," says President Joseph Stiefel of NUHS. "That's why we feel Phi Theta Kappa members and NUHS are a great match."

The $2000 scholarship will be awarded to PTK students in two separate disbursements of $1000, one in each of the student's first two trimesters. Recipients must be a member of PTK, have earned a 3.5 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 33 credit hours of college coursework.

The bachelor of biomedical science program at NUHS is an evening degree program that can often be completed in 16 months. Since NUHS is primarily known for its graduate and professional degree programs in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, BS students are often taught by graduate level professors in graduate level science laboratories and facilities on campus.

For more information on the PTK scholarship and the NUHS bachelor's degree completion program, visit