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Welcome to the Department of Human Physiology

by Christopher Minson, Department Head

On behalf of the faculty and students of the Department of Human Physiology, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our department is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. (more…)

Featured News

International Sports Science Symposium starts Friday 7/18

The Bowerman Sports Science Clinic team will be hosting this International event that will draw clinicians and scientists together with coaches and athletes just ahead of World Junior Track and Field Championships.

Admission for students is only $10. Click here to register.

ISSS website

The full news release can be read here: News Release

Minson gets “Discovered” – Featured in Discovery News

Dr. Chris Minson chimes in on this feature about heat response and how heat kills.

Read the full story here: How Heat Kills – Discovery News

Prereqs are changing!

Many of the prereqs for HPHY courses are changing, effective Spring 2015. Be sure to plan ahead so that you can stay on track!

What are prereqs? The prereqs are used to assure that students have the appropriate background training before they enroll in a course or course series. Instructors plan what they teach and how they teach based on the learning objectives of the prereqs. Because of this, prereqs are strictly enforced.

What courses to I need to take to get into this or that HPHY course? A complete listing of the …

Give to the Department

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If you wish to make a donation to the Department of Human Physiology, please complete the on-line form . The form should automatically direct your donation to the Human Physiology general fund. If you have problems with the online giving form, contact the UO Foundation ( or call 541-302-0300.