Healthcare Majors

Degree choices in pre-med, nursing, and social work to jumpstart your career.


The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world today. This industry encompasses everything from doctors and nurses to counselors and personal trainers. Northwest Nazarene University is helping to meet the demand of healthcare workers by offering its students challenging curriculums through a number of health and wellness degrees. Students who pursue a degree in the medical or health and wellness field can find a future through NNU’s pre-med, pre-professional, psychology, social work, nursing and kinesiology programs. Graduates can go on to earn their masters or doctorate or find employment directly in their field.

Areas of Study*

  • Nursing
  • Pre-Medical (Biology)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)
  • Psychology
  • Recreation and Sport Management (Kinesiology)
  • Social Work
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

*Some practicing medical professionals will need post-graduate degrees.

nurse checking on a patient


Outcome Highlights

Pre-med students have an 80% acceptance rate into medical school—that’s higher than the national average!
Nursing graduates meet the requirements for an RN licensure.
Social work students gain real-world experience by logging more than 500 internship hours.

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