About the Department

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A degree in Human Physiology from Gonzaga requires students develop analytical thinking skills, knowledge of scientific principles and the research process, and an ability to communicate their knowledge to others. Gonzaga's Department of Human Physiology seeks to develop critical thinkers and scientists who are capable of graduate study in disciplines grounded in the study of human anatomy and physiology and form the foundation for careers in health science, allied health sciences, research, teaching and private industry.

Most Gonzaga students that have graduated from our program pursue graduate study and/or training necessary for a variety of careers. These possible careers are represented by the graduate and professional schools listed below that have accepted our graduates. Another representation of who our students are exists in their current career aspirations. A recent survey of our majors on career goals indicates they are interested in pursuing the following careers: Physical Therapist - 52%, Physician - 17%, Physician's Assistant - 14%, Other - 17% (including Occupational Therapist, Sports Medicine, Pharmacist and others).

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Graduate and professional programs and institutions that have accepted our graduates include:

Alternative Medicine

  • Western Washington University

Biomedical Sciences

  • Creighton University

Biomechanics

  • University of Alberta, Calgary
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Western Australia

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • University of Oregon

Chiropractic Medicine

  • Life Chiropractic College West
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic

Dental School

  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • University of British Columbia

Medical School

  • Creighton University
  • Georgetown University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northwest Osteopathic Medical School
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Tulane
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Nevada
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Commonwealth
  • Wake Forest

Physical Therapy

  • Chapman University
  • St. Catherine University
  • Columbia
  • Creighton University
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Emory
  • George Washington University
  • Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions
  • Midwestern University
  • Northwestern
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pacific University
  • Regis University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Samuel Merrett College
  • University of California, Stockton
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Montana
  • University of New England
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Augustine
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University, St. Louis

Exercise Physiology

  • Baylor University
  • Boise State University
  • Central Washington University
  • Long Beach State University
  • Montana State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Northern Colorado University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Springfield College
  • University of Denver
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Utah
  • Western Washington University

Massage Therapy

  • Inland Massage Institute
  • Western Washington University

Molecular Physiology

  • University of Vermont

Neurophysiology

  • University of California, Davis

Nuclear Medicine

  • Swedish Hospital, Seattle

Nursing

  • Linfield College
  • Seattle University
  • University of Utah

Nutrition

  • Bastyr University
  • Washington State University

Occupational Therapy

  • Belmont University
  • Colorado State University Public Health
  • Creighton University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • George Washington University
  • Idaho State University
  • Midwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Oregon State University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington

Optometry

  • Ferris State University
  • Midwestern University
  • Pacific University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Southern California
  • Western University of Health Sciences

Physician's Assistant

  • Midwestern University, Phoenix
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Public Health

  • George Washington University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Washington
             

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