Kettering College Announces Two New Degree Offerings

Bachelor's degree in human biology and master's degree in physician assistant studies added.

Kettering, OH - 5/19/2006

Kettering, Ohio (May 19) — The administration at Kettering College of Medical Arts is pleased to announce two new degree offerings, effective immediately. The College has added a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) to its range of degrees in health science. The new offerings were accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents last winter and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in early May.

These two new programs not only expand the College's upper-division and graduate-level offerings, but also prepare students for graduate programs in medicine, osteopathy and dentistry. They also provide a solid science foundation for graduate programs in biology.

The human biology track also functions as a hard-science “foundation” for the MPAS, which is required for practicing physician assistants. Unlike most pre-medical and pre-graduate programs, the College is able to offer students hospital experiences not typically available to pre-med students—and access to the anatomy and physiology labs typically not available to students until their first year in medical school.

“We believe this combines the best of several academic and professional worlds, ” said Dr. Norman Wendth, Dean for Academic Affairs. “We not only have a first-rate faculty to prepare our students for graduate-level coursework, we now have first-rate facilities, as well.”

The construction of the new Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences was, in large part, a response to the need for graduate-level chemistry and biology labs for these two new programs. The new Applegate Laboratories, which are taking the place of the old “ Cox Labs”, will support both the new bachelor's and master's programs.

“Most of all,” added Wendth, “these programs will offer genuine research opportunities to undergraduates and will help mature our campus culture by bringing an academic tone to professional programs.”

For more information on either of the new programs, go to www.kc.edu.

About Kettering College of Medical Arts
Kettering College of Medical Arts is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, two-year Associate of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree with four specialty tracks, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

An institution of Christian higher education, Kettering College graduates health care professionals of high character who, in the tradition of the Master Healer, give whole-person care to their patients and generous service to their communities. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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