Courses


HPHY 105 Intro to Human Physiology 3.00 credits
An introduction to the basic concepts and provides a foundation for study in human physiology and the scientific method. Topics covered include: an introduction to the basic themes in physiology, systems physiology, research methodology, statistical methods, physiology laboratory techniques, and current physiology literature. Spring.
 
HPHY 190 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
 
HPHY 205 Exp Rsrch Design & Data Anlys 3.00 credits
Relationships among research, research design, measurement, and data analysis provide the context for an introduction to basic concepts of research design and data analysis. Students will learn how to interpret statistics in peer-reviewed research and how to apply statistical methods to analyze data and address research questions in the sciences. Fall.
 
HPHY 210 Scientific Writing 3.00 credits
An introduction to the fundamentals of writing scientific reports and manuscripts of experimental research, with special emphasis on research in human physiology. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3.00 credits
An introduction to the fundamentals of anatomical and physiological science, emphasizing basic cell processes as well as homeostasis and control. Basic cell processes include compartmentation of cells and tissues, bioenergetics, membrane dynamics, communication, integration, and homeostasis. Topics include cells, tissues, metabolism, the endocrine system, the nervous system, and muscle. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: CHEM 101 Minimum Grade: D and CHEM 101L Minimum Grade: D and (BIOL 105 Minimum Grade: D or HPHY 105 Minimum Grade: D)
Concurrent: HPHY 241L
HPHY 241L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.00 credit
This laboratory covers physiology and both microscopic and gross anatomy of the skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and integumentary system. Fall.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 241
HPHY 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3.00 credits
This course is a continuation of HPHY 241 emphasizing integration of function. Topics include the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and immune systems as well as fluid, electrolyte, acid base balance. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 242L
HPHY 242L Human Anatomy & Phys Lab II 1.00 credit
This laboratory covers the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems as well as vision, hearing, and equilibrium. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 242
HPHY 244 Nutrition and Metabolism 3.00 credits
An introduction to the study of the role macro and micro nutrients including carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water play in bioenergetics. Additional topics include the anatomy and physiology of digestion, absorption, and the microbiome. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 274 Human Kinetics 3.00 credits
An introduction to the basic principles of kinesiology with emphasis on osteology, arthrology, and the mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and PHYS 101 Minimum Grade: D and PHYS 101L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 304 Practice in Lab Teaching 1.00 credit
Students gain experience in assisting in teaching and directing human physiology laboratory sections. The student must have successful completion of the lab for which the student will be a teaching assistant. By permission from department only. May be repeated for different lab courses (e.g., 241L and 242L) with departmental permission to total not more than 2 credits. Fall, Spring, Summer.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 241 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 241L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 374 Human Kinetics 3.00 credits
An introduction to the basic principles of kinesiology with emphasis on osteology, arthrology, and the mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and PHYS 101 Minimum Grade: D and PHYS 101L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 374L
HPHY 374L Human Kinetics Lab 1.00 credit
An introduction to techniques and experimental methods used in the study of human motion with emphasis on osteology, arthrology, and the mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body. Spring.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 374
HPHY 375 Biomechanics 3.00 credits
An introduction to the physical laws and mechanical aspects governing human motion which covers analysis of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of human motion, function of the musculoskeletal system, and mechanical analysis of movement. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 274 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 375L
HPHY 375L Biomechanics Lab 1.00 credit
An introduction to techniques and experimental methods used in the study of human motion with emphasis on osteology, arthrology, and the mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 375
HPHY 376 Exercise Physiology 3.00 credits
A course dealing with the nature and function of neuromuscular activity, circulation, metabolism, respiration and acid-base balance as they relate to exercise and performance. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 376L
HPHY 376L Exercise Physiology Lab 1.00 credit
Laboratory study and techniques dealing with the evaluation of physiological capacities involved in rest, exercise, neuromuscular interactions, metabolism, respiration, and circulation. Fall.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 376
HPHY 377 Environmental Physiology 2.00 credits
An in-depth study of specific topics in environmental physiology, including the cellular and systemic responses and adaptations of various organ systems to environmental stress. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 205 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 210 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 377L
HPHY 377L Research in Physiology Lab 2.00 credits
Laboratory research in the study of human physiology with an emphasis on acute and chronic responses and adaptations to exercise. Students will work in groups and independently in conducting, analyzing, and presenting experimental research. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 377
HPHY 390 Directed Study 1.00 - 2.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring, Summer.
 
HPHY 401 Assessment of Hlth & Function 3.00 credits
The course covers the purposes, methods, and guidelines related to assessment of health, fitness, and function. On Demand
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 401L
HPHY 401L Assess of Hlth & Function Lab 1.00 credit
Students will develop skill in administering selected field and laboratory tests for assessing different components of health, fitness, and function. On Demand.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 401
HPHY 402 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3.00 credits
Assessing and treating individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities, as well as other special populations. Content will include physiology and pathophysiology, exercise prescription, clinical applications, and current research related to a variety of diseases and conditions. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 432 CIS: 3.00 credits
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
 
HPHY 432L Guided Research 2.00 credits
Laboratory research in the study of physiology or a related sub-discipline such as biomechanics or biomedical engineering. Students work in groups with a faculty advisor (course instructor) in proposing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting their research. Completed projects will be submitted for conference presentation in the fall or spring of the student's senior year. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 375 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 375L Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 475 Biomechanics 3.00 credits
An introduction to the physical laws and mechanical aspects governing human motion which covers analysis of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of human motion, function of the musculoskeletal system, and mechanical analysis of movement. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 374 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 374L Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: HPHY 475L
HPHY 475L Biomechanics Lab 1.00 credit
Exposure to advanced techniques and experimental methods used in the study of human motion. Students will work collaboratively to conduct an experimental research project (collect and analyze data) and present their research. Fall.
 
Concurrent: HPHY 475
HPHY 477 Environmental Physiolgy 3.00 credits
An in-depth study of specific topics in environmental physiology, including the cellular and systemic responses and adaptations of various organ systems to environmental stress. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 478 Physiology of Aging 3.00 credits
An introduction to the causes and structural and functional changes that occur with aging. Relevant terminology, methodologies, and theories of aging will be covered. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 485 Biomedical Engineering 3.00 credits
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the broad field of biomedical engineering. Special focus will be placed on topics such as mechanical properties of biological tissues, biomaterials and their physiological interactions, biocompatibility, biomedical implants, medical imaging, robotics and prosthetics, and biomedical ethics. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: (HPHY 375 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 375L Minimum Grade: D) or (HPHY 475 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 475L Minimum Grade: D) or ENSC 301 Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 489 Advanced Topics 2.00 credits
An in-depth review of current research literature on specific topics in human physiology. This course prepares students to study, critically review and evaluate, and discuss results of human physiology research. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 375 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 376 Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 490 Directed Study 1.00 - 2.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
HPHY 492 Research Techniques 1.00 - 2.00 credits
An introduction to some of the experimental techniques used in research in human physiology. Course content may vary with instructor. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. By permission from department only. Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
HPHY 497 Internship .00 - 6.00 credits
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to receive 0 to 3 course credits for professional work experience in a human physiology-related field. The location, duration, learning activities, and specific learning objectives are decided upon through a written agreement established among the student, internship supervisor and the department. This course may be repeated to total not more than 3 credits and is graded as Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory. By permission from the department only. Credits for this course do not count toward HPHY required elective credits. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
 
Prerequisite: HPHY 242 Minimum Grade: D and HPHY 242L Minimum Grade: D
HPHY 498 Directed Research 1.00 - 2.00 credits
This course provides the motivated student with the opportunity to conduct or assist with a research project under the direction of a human physiology faculty member. Course may be repeated to total not more than 2 credits. Fall, Spring and Summer. By faculty permission only.
 
HPHY 499 Culminating Experience 1.00 credit
Required of all HPHY majors in their senior or final year. Spring.