Bachelor of Science in Biology

Pre-Physical Therapy

This program of study will help you obtain a multidisciplinary degree that will ready you to enter graduate studies. The degree dedicates two years to broad biology and kinesiology fundamentals and two years to a concentration: physical therapy or athletic training.

For the physical therapy concentration, you will complete 16 credits from courses such as cadaver dissection, pathophysiology, biomechanics and physiology of exercise. You need at least three credits of biology and kinesiology courses, but the remaining credits can be chosen from either department based on your interests.

The athletic training concentration requires 8 credits of both kinesiology and biology. You will take courses such as advanced athletic training, biomechanics, nutrition across the lifespan, and vertebrate comparative anatomy.

While these concentrations do provide a level of educational choice in this program, students are encouraged to pursue graduate studies to further their career in physical therapy.

When earning a Bachelor of Science  in Pre-Physical Therapy at NNU, you’ll enjoy the following unique program features: 

  • Required field studies and internships to gain hands-on experience
  • Lab elements to many courses to put what you are learning into action
  • Graduate school preperation

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Grants fund student-faculty research in the sciences

Grants fund student-faculty research in the sciences

Working on significant research in the sciences under faculty active in their fields is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students at NNU. These research projects are made possible by grants from foundations that recognize the potential of NNU students and faculty to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in their fields and to improve the lives of people with their discoveries.

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NNU offers a major in Wildlife Biology. In addition, NNU undergraduates have had the opportunity study frogs in Costa Rica and reptiles in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area—among other things.