• Meet Kyle Cook: ‘Here’s my first choice’

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in physiology and medical sciences is one of the most popular majors on campus and prepares students for careers in health care and research.

  • Physiology Alumni and Current Medical Students Learn Their Match Day Results

    At the March 17 Match Day ceremony, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2023 learned where they will spend the next three to seven years of their careers as physicians in specialized residency training programs.

  • Maintaining Transparency: Study to Focus on Causes of Cataracts

    Physiology researchers will use a $1.6 million National Eye Institute grant to study age-related lens cell changes that can lead to cataracts.



The University of Arizona will continue in-person learning for the 2022 fall semester. All in-person classrooms adhere to CDC guidelines. Students planning to learn completely remotely/online should enroll in Live Online or iCourses. You can find information about which format your courses will be in UAccess Student Center. Students, staff and faculty should check for updates and guidance on the University's COVID-19 information page. The Department of Physiology is happy to welcome you back for the Fall 2022 semester.


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Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Physiology stands strongly by our commitment to welcome and treat everybody with equity and respect for our common and undeniable humanity. We recognize that individuals are endowed with significant differences including sex, age, skin color, height and build, needs, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, geographical origins, cultural habits, and more. 

We are determined to continually cultivate an environment unequivocally anti-racist, where students, staff, and faculty feel safe to share, learn, and grow. We encourage everybody to join in these efforts, by taking every opportunity to educate ourselves in, and develop a strong responsibility to, supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in academia and research. 

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Heddwen Brooks Elected to the American Physiological Society Leadership Council

Heddwen Brooks, PhD, professor of physiology in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, has been elected as a councilor of the American Physiological Society (APS).


Why Physiology and Medical Sciences?

One of a five-part video series that have students answering questions about their challenges, career goals and why they chose to major in physiology.

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Cristobal Reyes Cuevas Featured on KXCI Community Radio

The senior talks about his studies and future plans

Recent News

Applying A Team Approach to Health Care Education
Dec 15 2022

Interprofessional education modules at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center teach students the importance of teamwork in health care.

"5 Deep Breathing Exercises to Try When You Really Need a Minute"
Aug 8 2022

Dr. Fiona Bailey was featured in a Self Magazine article titled, "5 Deep Breathing Exercises to Try When You Really Need a Minute".

White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Next Generation of Physicians
Aug 3 2022

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson medical students received their white coats representing their future profession on July 29 at Centennial Hall.