The world of scientific study can be dazzlingly beautiful. Check
out the winning photos from 40 years of Nikon's annual "Small World" contest winners on CNN. These
images are captured by a light microscope and called
"photomicrographs." The field of study that works to capture these
images is "micrography." The photos are not only a form of art, but
can capture and illuminate important scientific data about the
If you can't get enough of micrography, here is a link to a
listing of all the Nikon "Small World" galleries.
Does going back to finish a bachelor's degree feel intimidating?
Does it seem like an overwhelming decision - so overwhelming that
you just keep putting it off?
A great remedy to cure your reservations about going back to
school is to try a campus visit day or "student-for-a-day"
experience. Testing the college experience out for just a day
is like dipping your toes in the water. You don't have to commit,
but you can see if it feels comfortable, and you can have all your
Actually being on campus, meeting
faculty and staff, and sitting in on a class, can dispel a lot of
fear. You'll probably be surprised how many other people,
just like you, are deciding to go back and finish a four-year
degree. You'll also have a chance to see how much college may
have changed since you left (e.g. new technology, Facebook groups,
online course options).
National University of Health Sciences does a great job of
immersing you in interactive and hands-on experiences during their
Day and Student For a Day events. We know you have lots of
questions about course credits, financial aid, career
opportunities, and how to fit our convenient evening classes into
your already busy life. We understand what an important step going
back to school can be, and provide as much support and information
as possible to help you make the right decision.
There's no time like right now to set one day aside and
experience National University. Our next Visit
Day is Saturday, March 14, and we also have Student
for a Day event scheduled for March 26th, and more
throughout the year.
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
National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) is succeeding in
attracting women to its undergraduate science program. In fact,
NUHS is graduating a higher proportion of females compared to
males- an impressive 58% ‑ in its bachelor of science
degree (BS) completion program in biomedical
There is an overall shortage in the United States of students
majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
degrees, and a disproportionately small number of women in STEM degrees. That's why the number of
women choosing and graduating from the BS program at NUHS is
significant and may offer other schools ideas on how to structure a
The BS program at NUHS is designed for students who have already
completed an associate's degree, or equivalent college credit. It
is exceptionally rigorous in that the courses are taught in
graduate level facilities, often by graduate level faculty, with a
student peer group primarily aiming for admission to various
medical schools in the region.
Students in the NUHS BS program can choose from over 40 classes
in the biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or
computer and communications courses related to science careers.
Administrators at NUHS cite a number of possible reasons why a
high number of women both choose and successfully complete the
The BS program at NUHS is not identified with fields that are
stereotypically more or less attractive to females. (The
university's graduate and professional degree programs tend to
attract an even distribution of men and women.) The NUHS program is
not a technician or career placement degree such as one specific to
becoming a nurse, dietician or respiratory therapist, but rather a
general degree. This may actually be an advantage of the program.
The versatility of the degree could allow women who've discovered
an interest in science and health care later in life time to
explore and carefully consider where they want to go with their
"A high percentage of our graduates, both male and female, do
end up choosing a career in health care, either going on to
complete one of our professional degree programs, or applying to
dentistry, osteopathy, or medical degree programs," says Dr. Randy
Swenson, vice president for academic services at NUHS.
"However, some students use their bachelor's degree to enter into
public health careers, or research assistant jobs in the food or
pharmaceutical industry, both of which are large employers in the
National University of Health Sciences hopes that its program
may be a model for other undergraduate institutions seeking to
attract more female students in STEM majors. Educational advisors
or policy makers are welcome to schedule a visit to NUHS to see how
the program and facilities provide at attractive option for
students seeking to complete their undergraduate degree in a
If you just can't get enough science, you can turn
your phone into a fun science learning resource through several
iPhone and iPad, or
Gives a 3D view of various cells and their structures and
3D Brain for iPhone
and iPad, or
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
Speed Anatomy Quiz for
iPhone and iPad, or
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
A bit more advanced information on genetics, but hey, it's
iPhone and iPad, or
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!
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