Li-Shan Chou, professor. BS, 1987, Tatung Institute of Technology; MS, 1990, PhD, 1995, Illinois, Chicago. (2000)
Anita Christie, assistant professor. BS, 2001, MS, 2003, Brock; PhD, 2009, Massachusetts, Amherst. (2011)
Sierra Dawson, senior lecturer. BS, 1995, MS, 2000, PhD, 2004, Oregon. (2003)
Hans Dreyer, associate professor. BS, 1998, California State, Long Beach; MS, 2002, PhD, 2004, Southern California. (2009)
Grace Golden, lecturer. BS, 1989, MS, 1991, Oregon; PhD, 2007, Oregon State. (2009)
Michael Hahn, associate professor. BS, 1996, Colorado Mesa; MS, 2000, Iowa State; PhD, 2003, Oregon. (2012)
John Halliwill, professor. BS, 1991, Ohio State; PhD, 1995, Medical College of Virginia. (2002)
Robin Hopkins, instructor. BS, 2005, Simon Fraser; MS, 2009, Western Ontario; PhD, 2014, British Columbia. (2014)
Adrianne Huxtable, assistant professor. BS (Honours), 2003, British Columbia; PhD, 2009, Alberta. (2015)
Andrew Karduna, professor. BS, 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1991, Johns Hopkins; PhD, 1995, Pennsylvania. (2002)
Andrew Lovering, associate professor. BS, 1995, PhD, 2003, Texas Tech. (2007)
Philip Matern, instructor. BS, 2003, Gonzaga; MS, 2005, Central Washington; PhD, 2015, California, Davis. (2014)
Carrie McCurdy, assistant professor. BS, 1998, Notre Dame; PhD, 2004, Wisconsin, Madison.(2013)
Christopher Minson, Kenneth and Kenda Singer Endowed Professor in Human Physiology. BS, 1989, Arizona; MA, 1993, San Diego State; PhD, 1997, Pennsylvania State. (2000)
Jon Runyeon, senior instructor. BS, 1996, MS, 2010, Oregon. (2012)
Ashley Walker, assistant professor. BS, 2003, Oregon State; PhD, 2010, Colorado, Boulder. (2017)
Mark Chesnutt, courtesy research associate. BS, 1982, Pacific Lutheran; MD, 1986, Oregon Health and Science. (2012)
Michael Colasurdo, courtesy professor. BS 1980, Portland State; MD, 1984, Oregon Health and Science. (2009)
Dennis Collis, courtesy professor. BS, 1959, Grinnell College; MD, 1963, Washington (St. Louis). (2007)
Mathews Fish, courtesy professor. AB, 1956, California, Berkeley; MD, 1959, California Medical, San Francisco. (2002)
Daniel Fitzpatrick, courtesy associate professor. BS, 1991, MS, 1993, MD, 1997, Iowa. (2007)
Eben Futral, courtesy research associate. BS, 1988, Stanford; MBA, 1999, Arizona State. (2015)
Igor Gladstone, courtesy professor. BS, 1973, MD, 1981, Washington (Seattle). (2009)
Randall Goodman, courtesy research assistant. BS, 1994, Oregon. (2010)
Jerold Hawn, courtesy professor. BS, 1963, Santa Clara; MD, 1967, Georgetown. (2009)
Stanley James, courtesy professor. BS, 1953, MD, 1962, Iowa. (1979)
Brian Jewett, courtesy associate professor. BS, 1990, MS, 1991, Stanford; MD, 1995, Vanderbilt. (2007)
Donald Jones, courtesy professor. BS, 1969, Centenary (Hackettstown); MD, 1973, Louisiana State. (1983)
Paul Kaplan, courtesy research associate; university physician. AB, 1970, Stanford; MD, 1974, California, Los Angeles. (2005)
Vern Katz, courtesy professor. BA, 1971, MD, 1979, California, Los Angeles. (2001)
Peter Kosek, courtesy professor. BA, 1984, Grinnell College; MD, 1988, California, Los Angeles. (2009)
Brett "Brick" Lantz, courtesy professor. BA, 1981, Stanford; MD, 1985, Oklahoma. (2007)
Samuel Lau, courtesy professor. BS, 1984, MD, 1988, Creighton. (2009)
Fuzhong Li, courtesy senior research associate. BS, 1994, Shanghai; MS, 1990, Oregon; PhD, 1996, Oregon State. (2013)
Victor Lin, courtesy associate professor. BS, 1988, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1991, California, Berkeley; MD, California, San Francisco. (2002)
Elizabeth McCorkle, courtesy research associate. BA, 1987, Rollins College; MD, 1992, Augusta. (2016)
John Melton, courtesy senior research associate. BS, 1979, MD, 1985, New Mexico. (2011)
Gregory Moore, courtesy assistant professor. BS, 1995 Southern Methodist; MS, 1999, Oregon State; MD, 2003, Texas, San Antonio. (2013)
Brian Nichols, courtesy instructor. BS, 1987, MS, 1989, Oregon. (2001)
Richard Padgett, courtesy professor. BS, 1984, East Carolina; MD, 1988, North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (2005)
Joshua Pfeiffer, courtesy assistant professor. BS, 2003, MD, 2008, Washington (Seattle). (2015)
Matthew Shapiro, courtesy research associate. BA, 1979, Cornell; MD, 1983, Columbia. (2015)
Kenneth M. Singer, courtesy professor; team physician. BS, 1961, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MD, 1965, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. (1994)
Robert Tearse, courtesy professor. BA, 1973, Stanford; MD, 1977, California, Davis. (2013)
Kimberly Terrell, courtesy instructor. BS 1981, MS, 1983, Oregon. (2006)
Brad Wilkins, courtesy instructor. BS, 1993, Oregon State; MS, 1996, Northern Michigan; PhD, 2003, Oregon. (2014)
Barry T. Bates, professor emeritus. BSE, 1960, Princeton; MEd, 1971, East Stroudsburg; PhD, 1973, Indiana. (1974)
Gary A. Klug, professor emeritus. BS, 1970, MS, 1973, Wisconsin, La Crosse; PhD, 1980, Washington State. (1985)
Louis R. Osternig, professor emeritus. BS, 1965, MS, 1967, California State, Hayward; PhD, 1971, Oregon. (1971)
Richard K. Troxel, senior instructor emeritus. BS, 1975, MS, 1977, Oregon. (1976)
Marjorie Woollacott, professor emerita. BA, 1968, PhD, 1973, Southern California. (1980)
The date in parentheses at the end of each entry is the first year on the University of Oregon faculty.
The department offers a program leading to either a bachelor of science (BS) or a bachelor of arts (BA) degree.
The rigorous undergraduate curriculum provides an in-depth exploration of the field as well as a strong foundation for future studies. Majors complete sequences in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, in addition to upper-level course work in human physiology.
High school preparation should include a strong background in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics. Students involved in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs can complete some lower division requirements by earning sufficient test scores. However, some graduate degree programs may require students to complete these courses at the collegiate level.
Before transferring, students should complete as many general-education requirements and lower-division major requirements as possible, including general chemistry, general biology, general physics, and mathematics. Students should ensure that courses transfer specifically as required sequences. The University’s Transfer Course Equivalency tool is a helpful resource.
The anatomy and physiology sequence (HPHY 321–325) provides the bulk of upper-division credits human physiology majors complete. The courses are the foundation on which students learn the human physiology culture and expectations, and are designed to prepare students for senior-level course work in the major. As a result, HPHY 321–325 must be completed in residence at the University of Oregon; transfer students should plan on taking the courses on the UO campus.
Numerous scholarships are available; a complete list is available on the department website.
A degree in human physiology prepares students to be critical thinkers who can independently assess their own personal health, using the guiding principles of scientific inquiry as a model for understanding the world around them. Students seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or other health professions should work closely with the human physiology undergraduate advisor as well as health professions advisors to plan their program of study to meet the specific admission requirements of the postgraduate schools in which they are interested. Information on additional courses that may be required for graduate programs is available from the Health Professions Program website.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
For additional course options, recent additions to course offerings, and sample four-year programs of study, visit the department office or the department website.
Courses required for the major must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of mid-C or better. Required preparatory and upper-division core courses may be repeated only once, including attempts that result in a grade of "W" (withdrawal). Students must maintain at least an overall 2.00 grade point average in courses required for the major.
Additional requirements for the bachelor's degree are described in the Bachelor's Degree Requirements section of this catalog.
To apply to graduate with departmental honors, a student must have a GPA of 3.50 or better in courses applied toward the human physiology degree requirements and complete an honors thesis under the supervision of a human physiology thesis committee. In addition, human physiology majors enrolled in the Robert Donald Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon are eligible to complete an honors thesis through that program.