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

Bird Eggs and Nests—Photographs of the Museum's Collection
Aug18
Bird Eggs and Nests—Photographs of the Museum's Collection Aug 18 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
New Student Trips - WOW Inflatable Kayaking Trips
Sep30
New Student Trips - WOW Inflatable Kayaking Trips Sep 30 Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
Labor History Lecture Series: Matt Garcia
Oct3
Labor History Lecture Series: Matt Garcia Oct 3 William W. Knight Law Center
Charlotte Coté Lecture
Oct6
Charlotte Coté Lecture Oct 6 Lillis Business Complex
"Prudence and Curiosity in the Early Modern Collection" symposium
Oct21
"Prudence and Curiosity in the Early Modern Collection" symposium Oct 21 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Onward Career Tours-Tech Edition
Oct21
Onward Career Tours-Tech Edition Oct 21 Matthew Knight Arena
Your Future in Environment and Sustainability (Alumni Panel)
Oct24
Your Future in Environment and Sustainability (Alumni Panel) Oct 24 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
Casual Career Chat: Government and Global Affairs
Oct25
Casual Career Chat: Government and Global Affairs Oct 25 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
UO Fall Career and Internship Expo
Oct26
UO Fall Career and Internship Expo Oct 26 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
The Wolves
Jan27
The Wolves Jan 27 Miller Theatre Complex

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