Bachelor’s in Biology (B.S.), emphasis in Pre-Allied Health
Designed for careers in medical, clinical, surgical or therapeutic technician and specialists roles, as well as specializations like radiography and nuclear medicine. Students may also prepare to enter graduate programs in physical therapy (D.P.T.), occupational therapy (O.T.), physician assistant (PA-C), podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), chiropractics (D.C.), and other allied health programs for careers in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractics, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Nutrition and related fields.
Students are required to complete 41 Biology Core units, 23 Biology Emphasis units, 33 General Education units, and 21 Bible units. A minimum total of 122 units are required to graduate. See the full degree checklist for the Bachelor of Science:
95% of graduates who apply to allied health graduate schools are accepted. Our graduates are frequently accepted to top 25 graduate schools (ranked by US News and World Report).
Graduate degrees earned include: MD, DO, DPT, MOT, PA, and MSN
Classes taught by world class faculty, as well as physical therapists and healthcare experts, including classes in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Biomechanics, and Motor Learning
Students may participate in short-term medical missions trips overseas
Internships completed include Henry Mayo Hospital, Providence/Holy Cross Hospital, Vargo Physical Therapy, SCV Therapy, Valencia Sports Medicine, Progressive Physical Therapy, and more.
10:1 class sizes mean close student-teacher relationships and valuable individual attention
TOP 10 Christian Universities and TOP 15% Colleges with the Best Academics in California (Niche.com, 2019)
For the highly motivated student who enjoys working with people and enjoys helping people, and has a lifestyle of continuous learning, the in-demand health career field will grow 20-30+% over the next 10 years, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the average for all careers is 5%.
Our program is uniquely dedicated to academic excellence, real-world career preparation, and developing lifelong patterns of intellectual growth while also being uncompromising in the faith. Our healthcare students are equipped to engage their future patients with an eternal perspective of pain and suffering (II Cor 4:16-17). Employers know that our students are not only intellectually competent but also see in them an exemplary testimony, holding firm to the truth and inerrancy of Scripture. The goal of all instruction is to send forth the saints with an understanding of health and science, so that through their professional, academic, and spiritual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted.
WE HOLD CHRIST AND SCRIPTURE AS INERRANT AND ABOVE ALL ELSE. EVERYTHING IS INTERPRETED THROUGH THAT LENS WITHOUT COMPROMISE. THIS MEANS THE BIBLE IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE, NOT SCIENCE FOR THE BIBLE. - Dr. Joe Francis, Dean of the School of Science, Mathematics, Technology & Health
Allied Health Professions
Health Informatics Technician
Medical Technology Careers
Biotechnology Research & Development
|LS352 Medical Physiology|
|LS362 Medical Microbiology|
|LS321 Human Anatomy|
|LS322 Human Physiology|
|LS331 Developmental Biology|
|LS351 Molecular Genetics|
|B121 Essentials of Christian Thought|
|Old Testament Survey I & II|
|New Testament Survey I & II|
|Christian Theology I & II|