• Petri dishes on a lab table
  • An eyedropper being used to transfer fluid to a test tube

The Allied Health Emphasis is intended primarily to serve students considering applying to the traditional undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.


  • Tailor courses to serve as preparation for entrance exams such as the MCAT
  • Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction and mentoring
  • Apply socioeconomic and ethical perspectives in analysis of current issues in health care

Career opportunities

This major offers many unique opportunities for work within natural sciences and entry into medical or dental school. Common career paths include medical and dental careers, as well as a variety of allied health fields: nurse, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, nutrition, medical technology and more.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.

Transfer to FPU

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

BIOL 231Anatomy and Physiology I4
MATH 140Pre-Calculus4

Required Courses (Minimum of 48 Units Total, 28 Units Upper-Division)

BIOL 232Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 2XXIntroductory Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.3
NURS 2XXProfessional roles and theories of Nursing.3
BIOL 340Microbiology4
KIN 270Nutrition3
MATH 205Introductory Statistics3
MATH 206LIntroductory Statistics Lab1
BIOL 370Bioethics3
BIOL 450Genetics4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
BIOL 485PRHSenior Seminar2

Select from the following in consultation with the program director

BIOL 321Vertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 321LVertebrate Zoology Lab0
BIOL 331Human Anatomy4
BIOL 421Biochemistry4
BIOL 421LBiochemistry Lab0
BIOL 441Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 441LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BIOL 470History and Philosophy of Science3
BIOL 482Practicum in Biology1 - 3
BIOL 496Biological Research1 - 3
CHEM 310Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 311Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 312LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 313LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 350Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 496Chemistry Research1 - 4
KIN 401Biomechanics4
KIN 406Physiology of Exercise I4