Other Post-Graduate Health Professional Programs
their choice for specific entrance requirements. Information on the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test can be obtained from the secretary in the Science Building. Pre-Chiropractic Biola's Pre-Chiropractic Program is a 3 + 11/2 cooperative degree completion program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. The needs of society for health care practitioners are changing. Doctors of Chiropractic are providing legitimate, alternative treatment strategies to clients both directly and through HMO's. Chiropractic medicine has long been known to have a holistic emphasis. Biola provides a context in which to prepare a more thoroughly educated doctor of chiropractic whose faith is truly integrated with her or his profession. This program is offered in cooperation with Southern California Col lege of Health Sciences. Students attend Biola for three years taking courses in biology, chemistry, physics, Biblical studies and the liberal arts. The upper division biology courses are taken while enrolled at Southern California College of Heal t h Sciences (SCCHS) during the final year. Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives the B. S. degree from Biola. Upon successful completion of the entire chiropractic program and examinations the student would receive the Doctor of Chiropractic degree from SCCHS. SCCHS is located just three miles from Biola, in Whittier, CA. It is a professional school, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council on Chiropractic Education. Students interested in this program should major in Human Biology. Specific requirements for this program are listed under this heading in the Course Descriptions section of this Catalog. Further informa tion may be obtained from the Department of Biological Science. Pre-Physical Therapy Students interested in a career in physical therapy have the op portunity to pursue one of two program options at Biola. Both of these options are designed to meet the entrance requirements of Master's Degree programs in Physical Therapy. (A Master's Degree in Physical Therapy would be required to work in this field.) The options contain a common core of courses, but differ in the courses which complement this core. The choice between the two options depends on a student's interests, abilities and ultimate career goals. Physical therapy can be practiced in a variety of settings, from sports to schools to hospitals. The core courses common to both options include selected courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychol ogy. Pre-physical therapy students typically major in Kinesiology in the Department of Kinesiology, Health & Physical Education, or they major in Human Biology in the Department of Biologica l Science. Consult with either of these departments for the specific details of this program.
Many students are interested in careers in areas such as veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, medical technology, podiatry, toxicology, public health and nutrition. Entry into many of these programs does not necessarily require a BA/ B.S. degree, but it is often advised or is the norm. Each of these areas has its own required basic science and general education courses; the student is advised to determine these from the catalogs of the schools of interest. In general, Biola offers all of the pre-requisite courses necessary for gaining acceptance into these programs. Information on several of these programs is available in the Science office or on the Pre-Medi cal Advisory Committee bulletin board. Pre-Law Each year a number of students come to Biola anticipating a career in law. Law schools are seeking students with excellent reading com prehension, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to write clear and effective prose, oral communication skills and experi ence in serving other people. They also seek students who have a breadth of knowledge which includes an understanding of history, human behavior and social and political institutions. The successful completion of a challenging undergraduate program and a high score in the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is the most appropri ate preparation for law school. The American Bar Association does not recommend any particular undergraduate major as primary preparation for law school. At Biola, pre-law students have chosen from a variety of majors since many law schools look for diversity in the backgrounds of their students. Traditional paths to law school include majors in Business, Com munication, English, History and Social Science with an emphasis in Political Science. For a Christian planning a career in the legal field, Biola's curriculum composed of an undergraduate major, general education and a biblical studies requirement provides a solid foundation. The 30- unit biblical studies program contributes a biblical and theological framework on which to build a Christian perspective on the practice of law, especially in the areas of values and ethics. The implications of a Christian worldview are further developed in the general education curriculum which can be customized for the pre-law student. Following the recommendations of the American Bar Association, the pre-law student is urged to select ENGL 240: American Literature, PHIL 210: Introduction to Logic or PHIL 214: Introduction to Phi losophy, and POSC 205: Survey of American Government in partial fulfillment of the General Education requirement. Additional courses can supplement preparation depending on the student's individual areas of interest. For further information about the LSAT or about the pre-law program at Biola, please see Professor Dave Peters in the Department of His tory, Government & Social Science in Sutherland Hall.
2005- 2007 CATALOG
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