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 developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program, which if granted candidacy status, is scheduled to start in July 2015. Briar Cliff undergraduates will be given preference to this groundbreaking program.
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 medicine — or anything else that has to dow ith 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 sports science major has a "pre-health sciences track" that is meant to prepare you for graduate work in the chiropractic or physical therapy fields.
*Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Briar Cliff University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.