For those of you who celebrate Christmas, here are some
biomedical scientists from an Australian University who are working
hard to explain how Santa can travel so fast, fit down chimneys,
and why Rudolph's nose glows!
Do you need just one or
two science courses? Perhaps you already have a bachelor's degree
but need an anatomy course to get into medical school. Or maybe
your boss at the hospital wants you to take a brush-up course in
medical terminology for that promotion.
The great thing about National University of Health Sciences is
that you don't have to enroll in its B.S. degree program if you
only need one or two undergraduate courses. NUHS offers both a
"student at large" and prerequisite program that allow you to earn
just the credits you need. - even if it's just one course.
Choosing a National University science course is often a better
alternative to a community college or online program.
The courses are often priced the same, but the campus and
parking are more convenient and classes start three times per year
with plenty of openings. You'll learn in actual medical
school facilities, often from professionals in the field: This
gives you an edge when taking what you learn to graduate school or
the workplace. National University's student body is also a very
high caliber since the majority of those enrolled are preparing for
"One advantage to applying for our prerequisite program
versus our student at large program," says Deb Cascio, NUHS
undergraduate coordinator, "is that you can then qualify for
discounted tuition if you also apply to one of our first
professional degree programs."
If you need just one or two college level science courses, of if
you are an employer in a science or health industry and are looking
for an excellent resource for employee education, call Deb Cascio
at 630-889-6577 or email email@example.com for more
information on which enrollment track is right for you.
This Friday night is our Halloween Party at National University.
It's one of the many campus events where our bachelor of
biomedical science students can meet and mingle with students
in our graduate health professional degree programs.
If you can't make the party, here's a little taste of holiday
fun: See if you can pass our Halloween biomedical science quiz!
1.) A spider's web is made
of what chemical substance?
d. lipid or fat
2.) Vampire bats
3.)The average lifespan of
the common little brown bat is:
a. 4 years
b. 10 years
c. 32 years
4.) Bats navigate and move
through the night using:
d. night vision
5.) A pumpkin's
orange pigment is what chemical compound or
6.) A toadstool is a type
7.) A human skeleton is what
kind of skeleton?
8.) Another name for the
skull of a skeleton is:
9.) The skeleton of humans
is made of what chemical compound?
a. sodium and
b. calcium carbonate
c. calcium chloride
d. calcium phosphate
special chemical is needed for
"bioluminescence" and permits the fireflies to light
a. ATP plus luciferan
Answers: 1. Protein, 2. Real, 3. 32 years, 4. Sonar,
5. Carotene, 6. Mushroom, 7. Endoskeleton, 8 Cranium, 9. Calcium
Phosphate, 10. ATP plus luciferan
Now bachelor of biomedical
science students at National University can shave up to one
year off their career education by combining a BS with either a doctor of
chiropractic or doctor of naturopathic
In the university's new Advanced Scholars
Program, the science courses you take in the first year of your
DC or ND program will also count toward completion of your bachelor
of biomedical science degree. That means you'll earn both your
undergraduate and a first professional degree while saving up to
one full year of time and tuition costs!
"We've created a way for capable students to enter a graduate
level physician program earlier, which can get them on a faster
track to a rewarding career in health care," says Deb Cascio,
coordinator of undergraduate recruitment at NUHS. "Specific credit,
coursework and GPA requirements are necessary to qualify for the
program. We're here to help advise current BS students on what
they'll need to apply to this new program, as well as those seeking
to enter NUHS specifically for this fast-track option."
The new fast-track option is attractive to many students, as
slightly over half of NUHS' BS students already plan to apply for
one of the institution's graduate degrees. "The Advanced Scholars
Program allows them to enter the graduate program one year sooner,
and still receive their bachelor of biomedical science degree,"
says Deb Cascio.
For more information, you can call Deb Cascio at 1-800-826-6285
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2005, National University of Health Sciences
welcomed the first class into its bachelor of biomedical
science degree completion program. This year it is celebrating
the program's 10-year anniversary.
Initially offering 12 courses, the program now offers a full
selection of over 56 courses in a variety of sciences and health
career studies. Students can select from traditional laboratory
science courses such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry and physics,
or branch out into specialized classes such as sports performance
nutrition, medical Spanish or diagnostic art.
"One milestone over the last decade was the addition of an
optional emphasis in nutrition," says Dr. Randy Swenson,
vice president for academic services who helped create the program
and remains dean of the NUHS College of Allied Health Sciences. "We
plan to add additional emphases over the next two years and are
exploring accreditation for additional undergraduate health science
The bachelor's program at NUHS grew out of the university's
prerequisite program that offered courses to students needing
specific credits for entry into NUHS professional programs. "By
adding a BS program, we knew we would recruit even more students
into our professional programs," says Dr. Swenson.
"A large number of our BS students do enter our chiropractic
and oriental medicine
programs. But we have progressively expanded the number of students
who are here seeking a bachelor's degree for entry into other
professional programs in nearby medical schools," says Dr.
Previous BS graduates from NUHS have been accepted into
physician assistant programs, doctor of osteopathy programs,
medical school, dental school, advanced nursing programs, and
academic master's degree programs in the sciences. Others have
entered careers in health care related industries such as the
pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical equipment fields.
"A bachelor of biomedical science degree is so valuable
precisely because it is so versatile," says Dr. Swenson. "Instead
of limiting their future choices, our grads find a wealth of
opportunities open to them."
"Our university is uniquely positioned to offer the advantages
of graduate level faculty and facilities to our undergraduate
students," says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. "In turn, our
undergraduate students receive exceptional preparation for success
in science and health care careers. The university benefits greatly
when these students bring their NUHS degrees into their chosen
fields and demonstrate the superior quality of their
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