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Department of Human Physiology

Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical function of humans, and serves as the foundation of modern medicine. As a discipline, it connects science, medicine, performance, and health to create a framework for understanding how the human body adapts to stress, physical activity, and disease.

The BS in Human Physiology is an ideal major for students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in physiology, the health professions and/or biomedical research.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Human Physiology at Gonzaga is to foster undergraduate education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological and biomedical sciences. We value the aspirations, individuality, and success of our students, faculty, and staff who work and learn here. We value academic freedom, creative expression, the pursuit of excellence, and the discernment that stems from logic and reason. We value our shared responsibility to steward resources sustainably and responsibly. We aspire to be a preeminent and innovative undergraduate program in the physiological sciences. We seek to enrich the lives of others through teaching, mentoring, scholarship, experiential learning, creative inquiry, and scientific discovery.

Highlights

Courses

Your student journey will begin by exploring the concepts associated with human physiology and the scientific method.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology is an integrative science in which we study the mechanisms that control energy exchange during exercise.

Physiology of Aging

The Physiology of Aging will introduce you to the cellular mechanisms that lead to structural and functional changes which accompany aging.

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AD Box 4
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
(800) 322-2584