The Physiology major prepares students to continue their studies, following completion of the BS in Health Sciences degree, in graduate or professional school pursuing a career in a field related to health science, basic research, or health care. It 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, and health, and creates a framework for understanding how the human body adapts to stresses, physical activity, and disease.
The major curriculum includes the courses required for application to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and a multitude of other health careers and graduate programs. Listed below are several UA campus offices and programs are available to assist students in their investigation of, and preparation for, a career:
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Pre-Health Advising Center offers advising services for students considering a career in the health professions. This site has an abundance of information regarding preparation for graduate professional school, links to resources that will help you explore further to be sure you've made the right choice for you.
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established to lead the College’s current diversity and inclusion efforts for students, residents and fellows and faculty and staff, as well as initiate, coordinate and evaluate new programs to create a comprehensive network of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Resources, Programs, and F.A.C.E.S. Internship
This brochure describes more than 40 careers in health sciences and healthcare. It provides links to many web resources that will help students gain additional information about how to prepare for these careers.