Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates

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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Emily Ma, Human Physiology ‘21

“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

Lab Test

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

Scholarships and Awards

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

Explore Scholarships and Awards

Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment, find important department forms, and get answers.

Departmental Advising and Support

Events

Master of Science in Finance Information Session
Dec1
Master of Science in Finance Information Session Dec 1
Let's Talk - Thursday 2-4PM
Dec1
Let's Talk - Thursday 2-4PM Dec 1 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
"Understanding the Microbial History of the Pacific Islands: Insights on Human Adaptations to New Environments"
Dec1
"Understanding the Microbial History of the Pacific Islands: Insights on Human Adaptations to New Environments" Dec 1 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
2023 University of Oregon Chinese Flagship Program Info Sessions
Dec1
2023 University of Oregon Chinese Flagship Program Info Sessions Dec 1
Celebrate Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winners!
Dec1
Celebrate Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winners! Dec 1 Knight Library
6th Annual UO ©ritical A®t Show
Dec1
6th Annual UO ©ritical A®t Show Dec 1 Global Scholars Hall
9th Annual UO Hip Hop Jam
Dec1
9th Annual UO Hip Hop Jam Dec 1 Global Scholars Hall
Human Physiology Seminar Series with Warren Alilain, PhD
Dec2
Human Physiology Seminar Series with Warren Alilain, PhD Dec 2 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
“Embodied Ambiguity: Towards a Critical Phenomenology of Illness”
Dec2
“Embodied Ambiguity: Towards a Critical Phenomenology of Illness” Dec 2 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Let's Talk - Tuesday noon-2PM
Dec6
Let's Talk - Tuesday noon-2PM Dec 6 Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence