Prerequisites for Courses
Prereq is short for prerequisite coursework and refers to any course you are required to successfully complete before you can take another course. Prereqs are used to assure that students have the appropriate background training before they enroll in a course. Instructors plan what and how they teach based on the learning objectives of the prereqs. Because of this, prereqs are strictly enforced.
The minimum grade to clear a prereq in the department of Human Physiology between Fall 2014 and Winter 2020 was a C. For Winter 2020 and beyond, it will be a C-.
The Department of Human Physiology recognizes the challenge and stress added to our students during the early phase of the pandemic and by the shift to remote learning in Spring and Summer 2020. We want to ensure these additional challenges do not delay progress towards an undergraduate degree. For 2020 winter, spring, and summer terms, the department waived the requirement that all courses used to satisfy the major must be taken for a letter grade (P or C- grades were accepted). Moving forward, for all courses taken Fall 2020 and later, a C- or better will be required to satisfy the major and prerequisite requirements.
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 upper-division HPHY courses as follows:
|Did you pass the following course prior to Fall 2014?||Does a C- satisfy the criteria for entry to HPHY 321 & 322 or other HPHY courses?|
|HPHY 211||No, it must be C or better, no matter when it was taken|
|HPHY 212||No, it must be C or better, no matter when it was taken|
|BI 212 or BI 282H||No, it must be C or better, no matter when it was taken|
|HPHY 321, 322, 323, 324, 333, 362, 371, 381||Yes|
|Other Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics prereq courses||Yes|
Prereqs for individual courses offered by Human Physiology
The following 100-level General Education courses are Science Group Satisfying and are open to all majors.
|100-level General Education||Prereqs|
|103 Exercise and Performance||No prereqs|
|105 Principles of Nutrition||No prereqs|
|111 The Science of Sex||No prereqs|
|112 The Science of Health||No prereqs|
The following 200-level Required of Major courses are open to non-natural science majors after the initial registration period.
|200-level Required of Major||Prereqs|
|211 Medical Terminology||No prereqs|
|212 Scientific Investigation Physiology||No prereqs|
The following 300-level Required of Major courses are open to non-HPHY majors.
|300-level Required of Major||Prereqs|
|321 Human Anatomy I||HPHY 211, (BI 211 or BI 281H), (BI 212 or BI 282H), (CH 221 or CH 224H), (CH 222 or CH225H), (CH 223 or CH226H), (MATH 246 or MATH 251).|
|322 Human Physiology I||HPHY 212, (BI 211 or BI 281H), (BI 212 or BI 282H), (CH 221 or CH 224H), (CH 222 or CH225H), (CH 223 or CH226H), (MATH 246 or MATH 251). [Transfer students can co-enroll in HPHY 212 with Department approval]|
|323 Human Anatomy II||HPHY 321|
|324 Human Physiology II||HPHY 212, HPHY 321, and HPHY 322|
|325 Human Anatomy/Physiology III||HPHY 323 and HPHY 324|
|371 Physiology of Exercise||HPHY 323 and HPHY 324|
The following 300-level Electives are open to non-HPHY majors but may require instructor approval.
|333 Motor Control||(HPHY 321 and HPHY 322) or PSY 304 [Open to non-majors with instructor approval]|
|337 Clinical Pharmacology||HPHY 325|
|362 Tissue Injury and Repair||HPHY 323 and HPHY 324|
|374 Clinical ECG & Exercise||HPHY 371|
|375 Metabolism & Nutrition||HPHY 325 and HPHY 371|
|381 Biomechanics||HPHY 323 and PHYS 201
The following 400-level Electives are only open to HPHY majors. Some do not have prereqs, but all require Department or Instructor approval.
|401 Research||Department or Instructor approval|
|402 Thesis||Department or Instructor approval|
|404 Internship||Department or Instructor approval|
|405 Reading and Conference||Department or Instructor approval|
|406 Special Problems||Department or Instructor approval|
|408 Workshop||Department or Instructor approval|
|409 Practicum||Department or Instructor approval|
|409 Anatomy/Physiology Teaching Assistant||Department or Instructor approval|
|411 Scientific Teaching||HPHY 211 and HPHY 212; Department or Instructor approval|
|420 Human Cadaver Dissection||HPHY 323 (students accepted by application, due in early February)|
The following 400-level Capstones are only open to HPHY majors (with some noted exceptions).
|410* New 400-level courses||HPHY 325 or HPHY 371|
|412 Sleep Physiology||HPHY 325|
|413 Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity||HPHY 323 and HPHY 324|
|414 Muscle Metabolism||HPHY 371|
|422 Physiology of Obesity||HPHY 325 and HPHY 371|
|423 Physiology of Aging||HPHY 325|
|432 Neural Development||HPHY 321 and HPHY 322 (open to Neuroscience majors)|
|433 Neurophysiology of Concussion||HPHY 325 and HPHY 333|
|434 Movement Disorders||HPHY 321 and HPHY 322 (open to Neuroscience majors)|
|435 Physiology of Fatigue||HPHY 325 and HPHY 333|
|436 Clinical Neuroscience||HPHY 321 and HPHY 322 (open to Neuroscience majors)|
|444 Clinical Anatomy||HPHY 325|
|462 Therapeutic Techniques||HPHY 362|
|470 Environmental Physiology||HPHY 371|
|472 Science of Athletic Performance||HPHY 371|
|473 High Altitude Physiology and Medicine||HPHY 325|
*New courses under development may appear as 399 or 410 when scheduled.
Important changes to course prereqs (We will post corrections/changes here):
Update 11/11/2020 – Prereqs criteria for all courses changes from C to C-
Update 11/11/2020 – Prereqs updated for HPHY 432 and 436
Update 12/04/2019 – Prereqs updated for HPHY 413
Update 11/13/2017 – opened 300-level courses to non-majors.
Update 06/09/2017 – changed prereqs for 410 Neural Development.
Update 06/02/2017 – removed course no longer taught. Changed 381 prereqs.
Updated 2/09/2016 – modified prereqs to HPHY 480.
Updated 1/26/2016 – Required courses may be repeated only once, including attempts that result in a grade of “W”.
Updated 1/19/2016 – added HPHY 325 as prereq to HPHY 433, 434, and 435.
Updated 11/13/2015 – added new course offerings for 2016-2017.
Updated 04/30/2015 – added new course offerings for 2015-2016.
Updated 03/11/2015 – changes to 321, 322, and 371 prereqs, some changes to upper-division prereqs
Updated 03/06/2015 – removal of PHYS and 3rd term of biology requirement from HPHY 371.
Updated 04/01/2014 – merged information from two web pages.
First posted 11/08/2013 – watch this space for updates.