Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biology or Kinesiology & Human Performance
Program(s) Offered: Preprofessional Program
Gain hands-on experience inside one of the region's only educational cadaver labs and work with some of the most state-of-the-art biology equipment that any undergraduate school our size has to offer.
That's not all — gain an inside track on admission to Briar Cliff's own groundbreaking Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program, to which Briar Cliff undergraduates will be given preference for admission.
Our graduates have also gone on to study at schools including the University of Iowa, Creighton University, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, among others.
Whether you plan on becoming an occupational or physical therapist, we recommend our pre-PT students select one (or more) of the following majors:
How does life work? Biochemistry helps find the answer, which means it's a great launching point for a career in occupational or physical therapy — or anything else that has to do with nature or science. Simply put, biochemistry is the study of how life works at the molecular level.
This is a more general major, and at first you'll study a broader range of biology-related topics. Then, you'll meet with an advisor to decide the best upper-level courses to take. It's a great "double-major" to add to your medical school credentials.
The kinesiology & human performance major has a "pre-health sciences track" that is meant to prepare you for graduate work in the chiropractic or physical therapy fields.
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