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October 15, 2014

Seminar Series announced in Around the O

The news for the UO community “Around the O” recently featured information about our Seminar Series.

The department’s annual Seminar Series schedule can be found here.

October 3, 2014

Dr. Lovering featured in the Fall 2014 Cascade Magazine

Dr. Andy Lovering’s research on how premature birth affects a persons ability to exercise has been featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Cascade Magazine, the alumni magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the entire article here:

July 28, 2014

Dr. Chris Minson named first Singer Professorship

This is the first endowed professorship established for Human Physiology through a generous donation from Dr. Ken Singer and his wife, Kenda. Congratulations Chris!

July 11, 2014

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

July 2, 2014

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

May 28, 2014

American Journal of Physiology Podcast features Chris Minson and Collegues

Have a listen as Dr. Minson discusses oxidative stress and cutaneous local heating in young smokers on the AJP Heart and Circulatory Podcast with Editor in Chief Dr. Irving H. Zucker.

May 21, 2014

Assistant Professor Dreyer featured in Cascade Magazine

Dr. Hans Dreyer’s research on amino acids during knee surgery recovery has been featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Cascade Magazine, the alumni magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the entire article here:

May 20, 2014

New Assistant Professor McCurdy featured in Cascade Magazine

Dr. Carrie McCurdy and her obesity studies has been featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Cascade Magazine, the alumni magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the entire article here:

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.


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