Undergraduates Working with Real Cadavers at NUHS

When you study Anatomy I and II at National University of Health Sciences, you'll work with pre-dissected cadavers in the graduate level gross anatomy laboratory.

Bachelor of science students who are enrolled in anatomy courses spend two hours each week in the lab.  During that time, they examine multiple cadavers to observe structures that they are discussing in classroom lectures. Seeing multiple cadavers also gives them a chance to observe differences between one body and another.


The instructor and an assistant are on hand to help students work with the cadavers, and are available to answer questions.  In addition, the lab is equipped with a smart board, camera and digital monitors, so the instructor can share a cadaver observation with the entire class.

Most other undergraduate anatomy programs combine the study of anatomy with physiology in a standard "A&P" course. Some schools may offer only one course in anatomy that covers the entire body. National University is unique in that it offers not only one, but two highly detailed courses in anatomy: Anatomy l, covering the musculoskeletal systems, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and skin; Anatomy II covering the chest and abdomen, lungs, heart, gastro-intestinal tract, and reproductive system.

"The human anatomy lab is one of the reasons I moved here from Canada to finish my bachelor's degree at NUHS," says Reza Danesh, who is working toward a career as a DO or MD in the future.

Studying anatomy in a cadaver lab provides a much deeper level of detail than most community or four-year colleges. The National University format provides much better preparation for students who are preparing for medical school and professional health degree programs.

When you visit campus at NUHS, you can ask for a tour of our anatomy lab. And, if you visit NUHS before the end of August, you'll receive a double tuition incentive during our "Summer Soak Up." You will earn $500 toward your first trimester in our bachelor of biomedical science program. Call 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu to arrange your visit.

An Emphasis in Nutrition Enhances a BS Degree

National University's bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences gives you the option to choose an "emphasis in nutrition."

2012-07-27_nutritionThe great part about choosing this emphasis is that when you graduate, it's reflected on your NUHS diploma. For this designation, you'll need 19 hours of credit in nutrition courses such as:

  • Sports and Physical Performance Nutrition
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Food Science
  • Plus other nutritional courses!

There is a growing interest in nutrition, as many people are learning that they can improve their own health through better food choices.

Dr. Daniel Richardson of National University agrees that learning more about nutrition can benefit not only individuals, but anyone seeking a career in health care. 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."

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 patients.

Find out more about this and all the other great advantages of National University's bachelor of biomedical science program by visiting its campus for yourself. If you visit between now and August 30th, you'll receive a $500 tuition incentive during the university's "Summer Soak-Up" program.

What’s in a Major? Plenty!

Campus Visit Day FLAre you still wondering if a bachelor in biomedical science degree is the right degree for you? If you are seeking strong earning potential, it sure is.

Georgetown University issued a report in 2015, which tracks income data for college graduates from various majors. Some of the report findings indicate that an undergraduate degree in a health or science field, such as biomedical sciences, can lead to higher paying careers, even without a graduate degree.

Here are some of the earnings data found for undergraduate science and health majors:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), health, and business majors are the highest paying degrees, leading to average annual wages of $37,000 or more at the entry level and an average of $65,000 or more annually over the course of a recipient's career.
  • Entry-level college-educated workers aged 21-24 with health majors earn a median of $41,000 annually. For ages 25-59, this jumps to $65,000 annually.
  • The median annual wages of college-educated workers with biology and life sciences majors (ages 25-50) is $56,000

Georgetown University also projects 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require a postsecondary education.

Come explore how easy it is to finish your bachelor's degree in biomedical science at National University of Health Sciences. Plan a visit to campus anytime from now through August 2016 and receive a tuition incentive of $500 for your first trimester in the B.S. program, through the NUHS Summer Soak Up offer.

(source: 2015 The Economic Value of College Majors, Georgetown University)

Earn Tuition Credit By Visiting During Summer Soak-up

Campus CambronIf you are exploring schools that offer a bachelor of biomedical science degree, or just beginning to consider finishing your bachelor's degree, now is a great time to visit National University of Health Sciences.

Once again, we are offering a visit incentive program called "Summer Soak Up." We're doubling our tuition incentive for those who visit our campus between May and August 2016. You'll receive a $500 tuition credit toward your first trimester for our bachelor of biomedical science degree program, just for visiting and seeing the many advantages we have to offer. This is a limited time offer for summer visitors only.

You can attend a Student for a Day event, or plan an individual tour specific to your interests. While you visit, you'll experience first hand our fantastic facilities, sample a class led by one of our dynamic faculty members, and see all the great amenities available to you for completing your degree and moving you further toward your career goals.

For more information, visit Summer Soak Up, or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu.

Mixing Online and On-Campus Classes

Double ImageOne of the biggest choices you'll make is whether to complete your biomedical science degree in an online program or on a traditional campus.  There are many advantages to a traditional campus, especially in the biomedical sciences, not the least of which is access to laboratory classes.

However, online classes can give you flexibility in balancing your degree with real life demands. There may be seasons where your day job is more demanding, or when family responsibilities require more of your evening hours. The scheduling flexibility of online classes gives you more options during these times.

The good news is that National University offers you a combination of both on-campus and online courses!  You can choose to complete your entire degree completion program on our university campus, or choose from nine online classes to integrate some flexibility and convenience into your schedule.

Here what's on the NUHS online menu:

  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • General Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Pathophysiology
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Botanicals and Herbs

The best way to explore if a bachelor of biomedical science degree from National University is right for you is to visit campus.  There you can discuss your scheduling needs with an advisor, and see how on-campus and online learning can work together. 

If you visit campus during the NUHS Summer Soak Up event from May through August, you'll earn $500 in tuition credit toward your first trimester in the B.S. program. Call 1-800-826-6285 to schedule your visit!