Undergraduate Programs

Why Study Human Physiology? 

“The physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow." 
– Ernest Henry Starling, Physiologist

Human Physiology is home to students who desire strong training in the human body and condition that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. At the undergraduate level, future researchers, educators, physicians, physical therapists, and other health care providers receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the physical, biological, and chemical sciences. The coursework prepares students for entry into most professional health care-related programs. In addition to requiring completion of the core science courses, students are challenged to question critically, think logically, and communicate clearly.



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Hands-On Learning

“I currently work as a procedure room technician and medical assistant. It's awesome that I get to apply what I have learned in the Human Physiology program at work.”

—Emily Ma, Human Physiology, current undergraduate student


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Real-world Experience

Students test physiologic functions on themselves in physiology labs and use human body donors as anatomical models in anatomy labs. After taking our classes, students can apply to be learning assistants to help on the teaching team of future classes. Students can receive credit for research, internships, and practicums.

Hands-On Learning


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A Human Physiology Degree Leads to a Career

The major can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni.

Explore Careers


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with an advisor and get your questions answered. 

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Learn about ways to apply for funding through the Human Physiology department.

Explore Scholarships and Awards


Events

Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
May22
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
May22
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Moira Fradinger. Speaker Series: Mafia, The Cultures of Narcotraffic.
May22
Moira Fradinger. Speaker Series: Mafia, The Cultures of Narcotraffic. May 22 Fenton Hall
Speaker Series: Mafias and the Cultures of Narcotraffic
May22
Speaker Series: Mafias and the Cultures of Narcotraffic May 22 Fenton Hall
Cintia Martínez Velasco. Speaker Series. Mafia: The Cultures of Narcotraffic.
May22
Cintia Martínez Velasco. Speaker Series. Mafia: The Cultures of Narcotraffic. May 22 Fenton Hall
Reading Series - Maurice Ruffin
May22
Reading Series - Maurice Ruffin May 22 Knight Library
Undergraduate Research Symposium
May23
Undergraduate Research Symposium May 23
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group
May23
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group May 23 Carson Hall, Ramey Room
"Jobs and Universities: A Tale of Two Futures"
May23
"Jobs and Universities: A Tale of Two Futures" May 23 Knight Library
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of "Race to Survive: New Zealand” and Q&A with Emmy Award-winning Television Series Producer Jeff Conroy
May23
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of "Race to Survive: New Zealand” and Q&A with Emmy Award-winning Television Series Producer Jeff Conroy May 23 Lawrence Hall