The Natural Science degree program at Weimar University is the most uniquely lifestyle-focused pre-health degree offered by an Adventist institution. Serving as the foundational premedical track for aspiring healthcare professionals, it prepares students to broaden their understanding of the meaning of healing. Students have used this degree as the springboard to medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, becoming physician assistants, and more.
The Natural Science program aligns with Weimar’s overarching mission to heal a hurting world. The comprehensive curriculum of the Natural Science degree encompasses the major biology and chemistry disciplines yet extends the conventional scope of a traditional science degree. While equipping students with a solid scientific foundation for graduate studies, our program uniquely imparts practical natural healing knowledge and methodologies.
Comprehensive Curriculum and Specialized Courses
In courses such as “Intro to Chronic Disease,” students delve into the study of prevalent chronic diseases and acquire invaluable skills in disease diagnosis, treatment, and reversal through hands-on, simulated patient scenarios. In addition, in courses such as “Principles of Health” and “Lifestyle Treatments of Disease” taught by WU president Dr. Nedley, students learn the mechanisms behind major diseases and the simple lifestyle changes that can prevent and reverse them. Many students have come to Weimar to learn from these classes. Furthermore, the curriculum challenges students to grapple with profound questions, as exemplified in courses such as “Issues in Origins,” where they critically analyze the history of scientific inquiry into our planet’s origin and examine interpretations of the fossil record and other geological phenomena to see how the Bible record stands in light of natural evidence.