Applied Health Science


The Applied Health Science Major at Point Loma Nazarene University exists to serve students who are pre-professional in the following Medical, Allied Health or Academic Professions:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic
  • Podiatry
  • Exercise Science
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Motor Learning

Graduate School education is required for all of the above professions and as such the undergraduate educational experience includes building the cognitive and experiential foundation necessary for the student to thrive in graduate school and, ultimately, as a professional practitioner.

Useful Links:

For a list of Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Programs, please go to:

For a list of Physical Therapy Post-Graduate Programs, go to:

Graduate Record Examination information:


Dr. Kugler's class studying the brain by performing the Rhomberg test in Neurology Lab...ATR 385

Now Available! Gross Anatomy: Pre-Allied Health with Dr. Kugler