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April 17, 2014

Bowerman Sports Science Clinic to host inaugural International Sports Science Symposium

The inaugural International Sports Science Symposium on Performance Enhancement and Technology will be held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, July 18-21, 2014, just prior to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Track and Field Championships, which are scheduled at UO’s Hayward Field from July 22-26, 2014. The symposium is expected to draw 250 attendees from around the world, brought together to encourage a dialogue about best practices in sports performance and technology.

For more information about the Symposium, plus an interview with Dr. Mike Hahn, see the links below.

April 1, 2014

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 new prereqs (and info on the old prereqs) is online at

What grade do you need to get in order to enroll in a subsequent course? As of Spring 2015, you will need to demonstrate a “C” grade or better, which signifies a fair level of achievement. You cannot progress if you have a “C-” grade, which signifies little or marginal understanding of the material. We believe the students who come in from the prereq courses with grades in the marginal C- range struggle, and often times have to repeat 321 or 322 or both, which increases the number of students in these packed courses, increase the cost of education for students who repeat them, and typically delays their time to graduation. We believe these students would perform better in the core of the major if they are caught at the prereq level and establish stronger study habits/seek assistance in the 200-level prereq courses before progressing to these 300-level courses.

But I am so far along on my major – do I need to retake a course where I got a C-? Did you pass a prereq for a HPHY course before fall 2014? For students who completed a prereq prior to fall 2014, a marginal but passing grade of C- may satisfy the prereq criteria for entry to HPHY 371 and other upper-division elective courses – see the chart at at to determine if this applies to you.


March 10, 2014

Dawson & Dreyer honored

IMG_20140217_163100_102On February 17, 2014 the department of Human Physiology represented with not 1, but 2 honorees being recognized for Honoring Excellence in Research and Teaching.

Dr. Sierra Dawson, along with Eleanor Vandegrift from Science, Literacy Program & Biology were recognized for their fellowships from the National Academies Education National Research Award.

Dr. Hans Dreyer was also recognized for receiving a University of Oregon Research Award by the Office for Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education.


Congratulations to Dr. Lovering!

Andrew Lovering was the recipient of a 2014 Faculty Research Award from the UO office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education.

“The awards are intended to stimulate research by providing faculty with support for research expenses. The funding – as much as $5,500 each – can be spent on travel, summer stipend, equipment, supplies, contractual services, shared facility use, graduate or undergraduate student research assistance and other uses.”

Read the full article here: 2014 Faculty Research Awards

January 9, 2014

Motion Analysis Lab featured in Cascade Magazine

Dr. Li-Shan Chou’s Motion Analysis lab and his concussion research has been featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Cascade Magazine, the alumni magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the entire article here:




November 14, 2013

Open Faculty Positions

We are currently looking to fill two faculty positions:
Tenure Track Asssistant Professor
Career Instructor

October 28, 2013

Hans Dreyer’s research featured in the November 13th issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation

Go check out the featured article posted today in the University News.

Congrats to Hans & team!

October 15, 2013

Bowerman Sports Science Clinic to host Open House Oct 24th

Dr. Mike Hahn and the Department of Human Physiology are very excited to announce the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic Open House, for Thursday, October 24th, from 4-7pm. The core facility will be open for walk-through tours and demos with our state-of-the-art equipment. The staff will be presenting demonstrations of the clinic’s biomechanical and physiological assessment protocols. All are welcome!

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

September 30, 2013

Bowerman Sports Science Clinic highlighted in Register-Guard article

Our very own BSSC and Mike Hahn are mentioned in a news article published in today’s Register-Guard. Click the link below to read the article which highlights how elite race walker Erin Gray uses data from her BSSC field test to better her race walking career. Erin will be traveling to Moscow next week to compete at the IAAF World Championships.


April 30, 2013

New “Self-Study Option” for select courses offered in Fall 2013!

Starting in Fall 2013, students will have a new option for how they complete the required Human Physiology 300-level courses (HPHY 321, 322, 323, 324, 325 and 371). Students can select to register for a Self-Study Option in place of the traditional version of the course. The Self-Study Option has been designed to serve students unable to regularly attend lecture due to work, family or other commitments, or students who learn best on their own, as opposed to while interacting with others.

In a nutshell, the differences between the traditional course and the Self-Study Option are that the students enrolled in the Self-Study Option would be expected to watch on-line video recordings of the interactive lectures, rather than participating in the interactive lecture twice a week. All students would still attend one of the many 2-hour weekly labs for the course, complete daily/weekly class and lab assignments, and be in attendance to complete the 2-3 course exams each term. The Self-Study Option is available by instructor authorization, so if you are interested, see Cindy or the Peer Advisors in the HPHY office to fill out a Self-Study Clearance Form.

More information is available at

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