Department of Natural Sciences & Health

 Understanding the Combination of Biological and Physical Sciences

From the science laboratory to the theater of life outdoors, from the amazing anatomy of the human body to the intricate patterns in mathematics, God’s hand print is on all.” – Bart Valentine, WP Faculty (retired)

Natural Sciences and Health degrees at Warner Pacific College are designed to give students a solid foundation and a broad understanding of science, math, health, and sports-related disciplines. Students explore the dynamics of human physiology, participate in original research or internships, and build critical thinking skills.

The Department of Natural Sciences and Health offers multiple courses of study, tailored to meet the professional aspirations of each student.

Available majors:

  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Health & Wellness
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports and Recreation Management

Minors are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Coaching, Health, Mathematics and Physical Education.We also offer a two-year A.S. in Health Sciences for those aspiring to go into nursing.


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Pre-Professional Study Options

We can customize a program of study in our health and science offerings for those interested in pre-medical, as well as dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy and athletic training and nursing. We also have an articulation agreement with the University of Western States to allow direct entry to their Doctor of Chiropractic program. More information about options can be found on the Pre-Professional Programs page.

WPC Students Present at Murdock College Science Research Conference

At the recent Murdock College Science Research Conference (November 6-7, 2015) hosted in Vancouver, two Warner Pacific science students presented research posters. Science posters are a key component of communicating a snapshot of research and are intended to invite conversation about the work. Read more…

Several Warner Pacific students attended the annual Murdock College Science Research Conference (November 17 and 18, 2014).  Warner Pacific Biological Science major, Anh Ngo presented the College’s research project entitled: “Is reduced adiponectin mRNA associated with alterations in transcription factor ATF3 in adipose tissue of nutritionally programmed microswine offspring?” Read more…

Life After College

Students choosing to major in Biological Sciences lay the foundation for continued study and research in the fields of medicine, dentistry, healthcare, physical therapy, education, or wildlife related occupations.

Those pursuing a Health and Human Kinetics Major successfully find careers in health fitness management, physical education, and physical therapy.

Sports and Recreation Management graduates can find jobs as coaches, athletic directors, facilities managers, or program directors.

The majority of students studying Natural Sciences and Health will continue their education through graduate programs or pre-professional studies. Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees at Johns Hopkins University, College of Osteopathic University of the Pacific-Northwest (Western University of Health Sciences), Liberty University, University of Colorado, Linfield College, University of Buffalo, Northern Arizona University, University of Portland, Midwestern University, Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth University, Arizona State University, University of Western States, and Carroll College.