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About BioFit

BioFit is a program offered by the University's College of Science. It is modeled after the BIOS program at Louisana State University.

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WebsiteCollege of Science
Phone(775) 784-4591
Fax(775) 784-4592
Location Davidson Math and Science Center
Room 411
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0424
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BioFit: Academic Bootcamp

News & Announcements

BIOFIT: Academic boot camp to help track science majors' progress  (Posted September 2)

BIOFIT: A 'Boot Camp' for the Mind (Posted August 29)


What to Expect

The program simulates an exam week and will provide an experience for students to balance academics with social activities at the University.

What to Bring

Students will need to bring items necessary for a rigorous academic experience.

In a nutshell:

  • Who: Incoming College of Science freshmen students (please refer to the list of eligible majors under the "What is ScienceFIT?" header)
  • What: A five-day, intensive academic preparation camp
  • When: Aug. 17-21, 2014
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • Why: The transition to college can be overwhelming, even for the best high school students. This boot camp will give students a head start for success.
  • Cost: $200 which includes registration, program materials, and food for five days.

What is ScienceFIT?

ScienceFIT (previously known as BioFIT) is a five-day, intensive academic program designed to increase success for incoming College of Science freshmen with declared majors in the following programs:

  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

ScienceFIT participants will:

  • Get a jump start on required science course content
  • Attend lectures from the faculty who teach required first-year science courses
  • Take actual exams (without the fear of failing)
  • Get hands-on lab experiences
  • Develop and hone critical skills necessary to be successful in college (i.e. time management, note taking, test taking, and reading complex material)
  • Meet and interact with faculty, staff and current student mentors in their majors

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University of Nevada, Reno
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Reno,  NV  89557-

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