Undergraduates

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.

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Scholarships and Awards

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

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Advising and Academic Support

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Departmental Advising and Support

Events

CANCELLED: "Personal History" by Dominic Taylor
Jan28
CANCELLED: "Personal History" by Dominic Taylor Jan 28 Miller Theatre Complex
Let's Talk - Monday 2-4PM
Jan31
Let's Talk - Monday 2-4PM Jan 31
Let's Talk - Tuesdays 10AM-12PM
Feb1
Let's Talk - Tuesdays 10AM-12PM Feb 1
Soul2Soul: Black History Month Kickoff & Networking Event
Feb1
Soul2Soul: Black History Month Kickoff & Networking Event Feb 1 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
CSWS Noon Talk with Cassandra Galentine, English
Feb2
CSWS Noon Talk with Cassandra Galentine, English Feb 2
Let's Talk: Black Student Support
Feb2
Let's Talk: Black Student Support Feb 2 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Ideas on Tap: Rodents of Unusual Size in the Fossil Record of Oregon
Feb2
Ideas on Tap: Rodents of Unusual Size in the Fossil Record of Oregon Feb 2
Fossil Finds from the Vault
Feb3
Fossil Finds from the Vault Feb 3 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Work-in-Progress talk: “The Forgotten Queen: An Early Narrative of the Powerful Woman”
Feb4
Work-in-Progress talk: “The Forgotten Queen: An Early Narrative of the Powerful Woman” Feb 4
Sustainability Open House - Winter 2022
Feb4
Sustainability Open House - Winter 2022 Feb 4

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