Health Sciences

The Health Sciences program is excellent preparation for graduate study and an eventual career in the health care field.

Students receive the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully pursue graduate study in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary, pre-chiropractic, or pre-physician assistant programs.

The health sciences major combines the core parts of Montreat College’s mission to educate students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career.

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Required internship provides exposure and experience in chosen health care field

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Liberal arts core enhances essential communication and critical thinking skills

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Includes core science coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics

Sample Courses

BL 103 Advanced Survey of Biological Principles I

General introductory study stressing principles common to all living organisms: their structure, function, basic chemical and physical properties, inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. The advanced biology course will have more in-depth coverage of all topics in lecture, and more challenging inquiry-based laboratory activities.

BL 206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

An introduction to basic concepts of biology and the in-depth anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems with additional overviews of human respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system anatomy and physiology for health sciences students. The laboratory portion emphasizes the scientific method, involving observation, experimentation, data analysis and critical thinking, as applied in the study of human anatomy and physiology.

BL 220 Medical Terminology

This on-line course is designed to introduce students to medical terminology commonly used in a variety of health care fields. Emphasis is placed on prefixes, suffixes, and building and analyzing medical terms.

Career Opportunities

  • Doctor of medicine
  • Doctor of osteopathic medicine
  • Doctor of dental surgery
  • Doctor of dental medicine
  • Doctor of physical therapy
  • Doctor of pharmacy
  • Doctor of veterinary medicine
  • Doctor of chiropractic
  • Doctor of optometry
  • Physician assistant
Faculty
Brian Joyce
Shane Kamer
Mark Lassiter
 
Jared Spencer
Brian Joyce
Shane Kamer
Mark Lassiter
Jared Spencer
Concentrations
 
Pre-Chiropractic Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Chiropractic concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Chiropractic Medicine.

Pre-Dental Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Dental concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Dentistry.

Pre-Medical Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Medical concentration concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Medicine.

Pre-Optometry Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Optometry concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Optometry.

Pre-Pharmacy Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Pharmacy concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Pharmacology.

Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Physical Therapy concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Physical Therapy.

Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Physician Assistant concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Physician Assistant Studies.

Pre-Veterinary Concentration

Montreat College’s Pre-Veterinary concentration includes the core Health Sciences curriculum as well as additional classes in preparation for graduate study in Veterinary Medicine.

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