Gonzaga's B.S. in Human Physiology teaches students the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the human body.
Human physiology, like a lot of things you'll study at Gonzaga, is about integration and connectedness, looking not just at the discrete parts, but at the interwoven whole.
In this case, it's about the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of our bodies — the way cells, tissues, organs and organ systems come together, in complex and interdependent systems, to bring us to life.
We take an integrated approach, looking across the hierarchy of structure and function to explore how we work as one. Here are some of the interconnected areas we'll examine together:
- General physiological concepts - Body organization, homeostasis, control systems, biochemistry, cell structure, cell function, histology, metabolism, membranes, and cellular communication
- Systems - Neurophysiology; muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, fluid, acid-base, and digestive physiology; endocrinology; immunology; and reproductive physiology.
- Real-world applications - The intersection of physiology and exercise, environment, aging, biomechanics, and nutrition