NCU is a great place for you to prepare for a career or graduate studies in fields like dietetics, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and physical therapy. Students can intern with local physical therapists, physicians, and medical groups such as the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute.
At Northwest Christian University, you'll not only experience rigorous practical training and learn about the human body and its optimal performance, you'll grow in your faith and learn how to become a clear thinker as you study the liberal arts. Whether you end up as a coach, PE teacher, research assistant, fitness consultant, recreation director, or physical therapist, NCU prepares you to lead others in a Christ-like, ethical manner.
Northwest Christian University offers athletic co-curricular activities through intercollegiate sports (NCU is a member of the NAIA), an intramurals program, and club sports. Our intercollegiate sports include men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, women's softball, and women's volleyball. NCU is also home to the Morse Event Center, a 13,000 sq. foot physical activity center, complete with a gym, an aerobics facility, a 2,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art weight room, and a 700 sq. foot training room.
Exercise Science (BS)
Heike McNeil, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry/Cross Country & Distance Track Coach
Pomajevich Faculty Building, Room 204