Major Requirements

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Lower Division Requirements

The bolded courses below are preparatory core courses and must be completed prior to enrolling in HPHY 321 and 322

Biology

  • BI 211
  • BI 212
(OR Honors Biology)
  • BI 213 OR 214

Chemistry

  • CH 221
  • CH 222
  • CH 223
(OR Honors Chemistry)

Chemistry Lab OR Physics Lab

  • CH 227
  • CH 228
  • CH 229
  • OR
  • PHYS 204
  • PHYS 205
  • PHYS 206

Physics

  • PHYS 201
  • PHYS 202
  • PHYS 203

Math

  • Math 246 OR 251

Medical Terminology

  • HPHY 211

Scientific Investigations

  • HPHY 212

Anatomy & Physiology Core

“In residence” requirement (must be taken at U of O)

  • HPHY 321 – Human Anatomy I
  • HPHY 322 – Human Physiology I
  • HPHY 323 – Human Anatomy II
  • HPHY 324 – Human Physiology II
  • HPHY 325 – Anatomy & Physiology III
  • HPHY 371 – Physiology of Exercise

Upper Division Electives

Required: 16 upper division credits

List A (minimum 2 courses)
  • HPHY 333 Motor Control
  • HPHY 362 Tissue Injury and Repair
  • HPHY 374 Clinical ECG and Exercise
  • HPHY 375 Metabolism and Nutrition
  • HPHY 381 Biomechanics
  • ANTH 362 Human Biological Variation
  • ANTH 366 Human Osteology
  • ANTH 369 Human Growth and Development
  • ANTH 459 Advanced Evolutionary Medicine
  • BI 309 Diseases of Africa
  • BI 320 Molecular Genetics
  • BI 322 Cell Biology
  • BI 358 Investigations in Medical Physiology
  • BI 360 Neurobiology
  • CH 360 Physiological Biochemistry
  • CH 462 Biochemistry

List B “Capstones” (minimum 1 course)
  • HPHY 410 (new capstone courses awaiting a permanent number)
  • HPHY 412 Sleep Physiology
  • HPHY 413 Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity
  • HPHY 414 Muscle Metabolism
  • HPHY 422 Physiology of Obesity
  • HPHY 423 Physiology of Aging
  • HPHY 432 Neural Development
  • HPHY 433 Neurophysiology of Concussion
  • HPHY 434 Movement Disorders
  • HPHY 436 Clinical Neuroscience
  • HPHY 444 Clinical Anatomy
  • HPHY 462 Therapeutic Techniques
  • HPHY 470 Environmental Physiology
  • HPHY 473 High Altitude Physiology and Medicine
  • HPHY 485 Gait Analysis
  • HPHY 486 Orthopedic Biomechanics

List C
List C options offer variable credit. Up to four credits may be counted toward the 16 upper division elective credits required by the major.
  • HPHY 401 Research
  • HPHY 403 Thesis
  • HPHY 404 Internship
  • HPHY 405 Reading and Conference
  • HPHY 406 Special Problems
  • HPHY 408 Workshop
  • HPHY 409 Practicum
  • HPHY 411 Scientific Teaching
  • HPHY 420 Human Cadaver Dissection

 

All major requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

All courses used to satisfy the major requirements must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of those where pass/no-pass is the only option.

Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.