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Program Affiliation Agreements

The Biomedical Science major (BMD) is for the student who is preparing for a career in physician assistant, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, biomedical research, and other health related fields.  A major goal for this program is to make the transition from the Biomedical Sciences program to professional/graduate schools as seamless as possible.  Additionally, the BMD program desires to increase the number of students currently in the program.  In an effort to provide opportunities for our current students and to increase enrollment in the Biomedical Sciences program, the BMD program has developed the following affiliation/articulation agreements:

Optometry/Southern College of Optometry
Southern College of Optometry Program (SCO) has guaranteed Interviews for BMD graduates who meet specific criteria.

Clinical Laboratory Science Program (Master of Science)/ University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center‘s Clinical Laboratory Science Master’s Program (CLS) has guaranteed Interviews for BMD graduates who meet specific criteria.

Physician Assistant Studies Program/Bethel University
Bethel University has guaranteed Interviews for BMD graduates who meet specific criteria.

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy/Methodist University
Methodist University has guaranteed admissions for 2 BMD graduates into the Physical Therapy program and 2 BMD graduates into the Occupational Therapy program who meet specific criteria.

Pre-Health Professions, Pre-Physical Therapy Assistant and General Studies Programs/Dyersburg State Community College 
Baptist College has guaranteed admissions to Dyersburg State Community College graduates who have successfully completed their undergraduate degree in Pre-Health Professions, Pre-Physical Therapy, and General Studies Programs at Dyersburg State Community College and who have fulfilled admission requirements at Baptist College

Physical Therapy Assistant Program/Southwest Tennessee Community College
Baptist College has guaranteed admissions to Southwest Tennessee Community College graduates who have successfully completed their undergraduate degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Southwest Tennessee Community College and who have fulfilled admission requirements at Baptist College.