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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.  Thus, the BMD program has developed the following affiliation and articulation agreements:

Affiliation Agreements

Optometry/Southern College of Optometry

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

Physician Assistant Studies Program/Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University (CBU) 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.

Articulation Agreements

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.