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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Master of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences

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The graduate program offers a Master of Health Sciences in biomedical sciences degree through which students can pursue multiple career opportunities. The program, built on a graduate core requirement, is designed in cooperation with the student's graduate committee to meet individual career goals in research, doctoral study, as well as health and allied health programs.

The program is designed to accommodate either part-time or full-time students.

Admission to Master of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences Program

  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from all undergraduate courses.
  • Satisfactory score from the GRE (General Test), MCAT, or DAT.
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Completion of undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and statistics.
  • Coursework in chemistry is highly recommended.

Requirements for the M.H.S. in Biomedical Sciences

1. Biomedical Sciences Graduate Core

Students must complete a minimum of 33 semester hour credits, including the biomedical sciences graduate core (12 credits) and formal thesis (six credits).

Core Credits: 12

Thesis Credits: 6

  • BMS 695 - Masters Thesis Research Credits: 3 or 6

2. Courses of Study

Completion of courses of study in a curriculum designed in cooperation with the students graduate committee.

3. Comprehensive Written Examination

Successful completion of a comprehensive written examination after all didactic coursework has been taken. Students who fail any part of the examination may take another examination within 18 months of the original effort.

Emphasis in Physical Therapy

Baccalaureate-prepared physical therapists may select an emphasis in physical therapy within the Master of Health Sciences in biomedical sciences program.

Emphasis Requirements:

1. Biomedical Sciences Core Courses Credits: 12

2. Additional Requirements Credits: 9 to 12

3. Clinical Electives Credits: 3 to 6

  • PT 565 - Geriatric Physical Therapy Credits: 3
  • PT 670 - Pediatric Physical Therapy Credits: 3
  • PT 671 - Advanced Topics: Cardiac Rehabilitation Credits: 3
  • PT 672 - Advanced Topics: Advanced Spinal Manual Therapy Credits: 3
  • PT 674 - Advanced Topics: Sports Medicine Credits: 3
  • PT 675 - Clinical Education III Credits: 6
  • PT 676 - Advanced Topics: Rehabilitation Credits: 3

Biomedical Sciences Program Description

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