Crystal Stewart trained as a combat medic in the military after
high school, and knew she wanted a career in health care. Once she
finished her general education at a community college in Ohio, she
chose to come to National University's bachelor's degree completion program in
Because Crystal is an eligible veteran, National
University's Yellow Ribbon Program covers any
remaining tuition not already covered under the Post-911 GI
Once she graduates with her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
from National University, Crystal hopes to go on to medical school
and earn an M.D.
Hi, I'm Bianca, a National University bachelor of biomedical
science graduate and current student in the university's doctor of
chiropractic program. I'm involved in many activities on campus,
since I'm the trimester representative for my class and also work
as a student ambassador.
I was shown the benefits of natural medicine at a young age
through a positive personal experience, which led me to become a
part of the science community. I knew I wanted to ultimately enter
a health profession, even in high school.
I attended two years of college at Wittenberg University in
Ohio. Although I had great experiences and amazing opportunities
there, the price of attending another two years there was too high
for me. I switched my plan when I found out about National
University's bachelor degree completion program in biomedical
sciences. Not only was this a more cost effective option, but also
a perfect way to launch me into graduate school!
The science-based courses offered here in the BS program give
you a chance to focus on one category of knowledge, while still
exploring other branches of the health sciences. For example,
you can choose from medical Spanish, exercise physiology,
diagnostic art, and many nutrition classes.
The classes offered here at National University give depth to
each field of study. The program prepares you for your continued
education and sets you up for accomplishing your goals--whether
your goals lie in public health, research, alternative or
I would have to say that biochemistry and anatomy were my
favorite classes in the BS program. Anatomy gave me my first
encounter working with cadavers, while biochemistry challenged the
way I saw science. Both contributed to my love for nutrition,
physical therapy, and the importance of maintaining overall
Here's my advice for those considering National University's BS
program: Take advantage of the online and accelerated courses
offered here. If you plan on continuing your education with
an advanced degree at National University, or any other medical
school, then I highly recommend taking courses like Anatomy I and
II, Biochemistry, and Medical Terminology.
I hope my experience can offer you the insight that you're
looking for. Feel free to contact me, or any of our other student
ambassadors, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck,
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS),
through its online journal Science, has a free digital
booklet available on science careers. The 2012 Career Directory spotlights several
of the largest employers of science graduates.
The good news presented in this booklet is that you don't need a
PhD to start a science career with a large corporation. According
to the booklet's article, "Wanted: BS and MS Scientists in Life
"As corporations expand beyond their
basic research and development foundations, there is a greater need
for MS and BS level researchers who can plan experiments, conduct
investigations, and lead teams in crucial areas such as operations,
quality assurance, and engineering."
Pronouncing that today's BS and MS scientists are strategically
vital, the article states that:
"For many leaders in life sciences,
the role of BS and MS scientists cannot be overstated--they are
regarded as vital to the growth and advancement of companies and
The article interviews both BS and MS graduates launching
successful new careers, as well as executives in charge of hiring
new employees to fill personnel needs at large science
One key to success mentioned in the article, is creating a
scientific specialty in your education, such as cell physiology.
That's one reason why National University's bachelor of biomedical
science degree program allows you to tailor your course selections
to create your own portfolio of scientific expertise. You can focus
in on anatomy, or biochemistry, nutrition, or any combination of
courses that fit your interests and goals.
It's great to know that the AAS agrees that the future for
science grads remains bright!
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 email@example.com 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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