Christopher T. Minson, Department Head
122 Esslinger Hall
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 instructor. BS, 1995, MS, 2000, PhD, 2004, Oregon. (2003)
Hans Dreyer, assistant professor. BS, 1998, California State, Long Beach; MS, 2002, PhD, 2004, Southern California. (2009)
Jeffrey Gilbert, assistant professor. BA, 1999, Minnesota, Duluth; MA, 2002, Minnesota State; PhD, 2005, Wyoming. (2011)
Grace Golden, instructor. BS, 1989, MS, 1991, Oregon; PhD, 2007, Oregon State. (2009)
Michael Hahn, assistant 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)
Andrew Karduna, associate 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)
Christopher T. Minson, professor. BS, 1989, Arizona; MA, 1993, San Diego State; PhD, 1997, Pennsylvania State. (2000)
Jon Runyeon, instructor. BS, 1996, MS, 2010, Oregon. (2012)
John Brandon, courtesy research assistant. BS, 1976, Ricker College; MS, 1980, Oregon; AD, 1984, Lane Community College. (1997)
Richard L. Brown, courtesy assistant professor. BA, 1960, U.S. Naval Academy; MA, 1972, Maryland; PhD, 1992, Oregon. (1996)
Chien-Chi Chang, courtesy reserach associate. BS, 1988, National Sun Yat-sen; MS, 1992, PhD, 1997, Utah. (2010)
Mark S. 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)
Igor Gladstone, courtesy professor. BS, 1973, MD, 1981, Washington (Seattle). (2009)
Randall Goodman, courtesy research assistant. BS, 1994, Oregon. (2010)
Sarah Grall, courtesy instructor. BS, 1986, Oregon; MS, 1992, Wisconsin, La Crosse. (2010)
Aaron Harding, courtesy instructor. BS, 1990, Southern Oregon; MS, 1993, Oregon. (2007)
Jerold Hawn, courtesy professor. BS, 1963, Santa Clara; MD, 1967, Georgetown. (2009)
Stanley L. James, courtesy professor. BS, 1953, MD, 1962, Iowa. (1979)
Brian Jewett, courtesy associate professor. BS, 1990, MS, 1991, Stanford; MD, 1995, Vanderbilt. (2007)
Donald C. 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)
Victor Lin, courtesy associate professor. BS, 1988, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1991, California, Berkeley; MD, California, San Francisco. (2002)
John Melton, courtesy senior research associate. BS, 1979, MD, 1985, New Mexico. (2011)
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)
Rick Robertson, courtesy research associate. BPE, 1975, Ottawa; MHK, 1979, Windsor; PhD, 1985, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (2008)
Anne Shumway-Cook, courtesy senior research associate. BS, 1969, Indiana, Bloomington; MS, 1973, PhD, 1983, Oregon. (1992)
Kenneth M. Singer, courtesy professor; team physician. BS, 1961, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MD, 1965, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. (1994)
Kimberly Terrell, courtesy instructor. BS 1981, MS, 1983, Oregon. (2006)
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.
About the Department
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, and health, and creates a framework for understanding how the human body adapts to stresses, physical activity, and disease.
Human physiology and anatomy are closely related—anatomy is the study of form, physiology is the study of function, and form and function are intrinsically linked. The study of human physiology integrates knowledge across many levels, including biochemistry, cell physiology, and organ systems. Contemporary research in human physiology explores new ways to maintain or improve the quality of life, the development of new medical therapies and interventions, and the unanswered questions about how the human body works. The Department of Human Physiology serves its students by providing strong training in human physiology and anatomy to prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research.
The department offers a program leading to either a bachelor of science (BS) or a bachelor of arts (BA) degree.
At the undergraduate level, students prepare for professional health science programs in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, education, and research. The department provides a supportive learning environment and a rigorous but flexible undergraduate curriculum that provides an in-depth exploration of the field as well as a strong foundation for future studies. 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.
Careers. The human physiology program provides the scientific foundation necessary for professional studies in medicine, physical therapy, and other health science fields. In addition, graduate work in the field of human physiology provides opportunities to conduct advanced research and to instruct the next generation of scientists and medical professionals.
Preparation. High school preparation should include a strong background in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Transfer students. Before transferring, students should have completed as many general-education requirements and prerequisites to major courses as possible, including general chemistry, general biology, and general physics. Students should plan on taking anatomy and human physiology courses at the University of Oregon.
Medicine, Dentistry, and Physical Therapy. Students seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or other allied health professions should work closely with the human physiology undergraduate advisor to plan their program of study to meet the specific admission requirements of the postgraduate schools in which they are interested.
Additional courses that are required of most programs at medical and dental schools include a second term of calculus (MATH 247 or 252), both the general chemistry and general physics labs, and organic chemistry with labs (CH 331, 335, 336, 337, 338). Medical programs vary in their requirements, and some now require biochemistry (e.g., CH 360 or CH 461–462) and/or a biology course in genetics (BI 320). Physical therapy programs vary in their requirements, and some require the general chemistry and general physics labs, statistics, and psychology.
Scholarships. Numerous scholarships are available; a complete list is available on the department website.
Courses taken to satisfy major requirements must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of C– or better. Students must maintain at least an overall 2.00 grade point average for prerequisites and in courses required for the major. Additional requirements for the bachelor's degree are described in the Registration and Academic Policies section of this catalog.
The introductory chemistry sequence should be taken in the first year.
General Physics (PHYS 201, 202, 203) or Foundations of Physics I (PHYS 251, 252, 253)
General Biology I,II,III (BI 211, 212, 213) or Honors Biology I,II,III (BI 281H, 282H, 283H)
General Chemistry (CH 221, 222, 223) or Honors General Chemistry (CH 224H, 225H, 226H)
General Chemistry Laboratory (CH 227, 228, 229) or Introductory Physics Laboratory (PHYS 204, 205, 206)
Calculus for the Biological Sciences I (MATH 246) or Calculus I (MATH 251)
Medical Terminology (HPHY 211)
Evidence, Inference, and Biostatistics (HPHY 212)
Human Anatomy I,II (HPHY 321, 323), Human Physiology I,II (HPHY 322, 324), and Human Anatomy and Physiology III (HPHY 325)
Physiology of Exercise (HPHY 371)
Students must earn 16 upper-division credits that satisfy the following requirements:
At least two of the following courses: Motor Control (HPHY 333); Tissue Injury and Repair (HPHY 362); Biomechanics (HPHY 381); Human Biological Variation (ANTH 362); Human Osteology Laboratory (ANTH 366); Human Growth and Development (ANTH 369); Tropical Diseases in Africa (BI 309); Molecular Genetics (BI 320); Cell Biology (BI 322); Investigations in Medical Physiology (BI 358); Neurobiology (BI 360); Physiological Biochemistry (CH 360); Biochemistry (CH 462)
One of the following capstone courses: Sleep Physiology (HPHY 412); Muscle Physiology (HPHY 413); Hypertension (HPHY 417); Alternative and Complementary Medicine (HPHY 419); Neurophysiology of Concussion (HPHY 433); Research Methods (HPHY 450); Therapeutic Techniques (HPHY 462); Environmental Physiology (HPHY 470); High Altitude Physiology and Medicine (HPHY 473); Gait Analysis (HPHY 485); Orthopedic Biomechanics (HPHY 486)
Any of the following courses: Special Studies (HPHY 399); Research (HPHY 401); Thesis (HPHY 403); Internship (HPHY 404); Reading and Conference (HPHY 405); Special Problems (HPHY 406); Workshop (HPHY 408); Practicum (HPHY 409); Practicum: Anatomy and Physiology Teaching Assistant (HPHY 409); Human Cadaver Dissection (HPHY 420)
For additional course options, visit the department office.
To apply to graduate with departmental honors, a student must have a GPA of 3.50 or better in courses offered by the human physiology department and who complete an honors thesis under the supervision of a human physiology thesis committee are eligible to graduate with department honors. In addition, human physiology majors enrolled in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon are eligible to complete an honors thesis through that program.
The Department of Human Physiology offers two graduate programs: the Athletic Training MS Program and the Research-Intensive MS or PhD Program.
Athletic Training MS Program
The department offers a graduate program in human physiology with an emphasis in athletic training leading to the master of science (MS). This curriculum is one of fourteen postprofessional programs accredited by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). The primary goal of this program is to provide classroom and clinical experiences that will allow entry-level certified athletic trainers to grow into professionals with the experience and confidence to be great clinicians. Providing students with advanced clinical skills is our hallmark. The program also provides students with the opportunity to grow as leaders, teachers, and researchers. Admission is granted only to students who are certified by the NATA Board of Certification or who have qualified for the certification examination. Graduate teaching fellowships (GTF) are available for highly qualified students who are certified as athletic trainers. The GTF award provides a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend that varies in amount according to the assignment. Employment settings include intercollegiate athletics, high schools, club and recreational sports, and intramural athletics. Qualified students can find more information at the Graduate Studies in Athletic Training website, www.uoregon.edu/~uogradat.
Athletic Training Master’s Degree Requirements
The master’s degree consists of a minimum of 51 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree and include the following required courses and exit requirement:
Human Cadaver Dissection (HPHY 520); Neurophysiology of Concussion (HPHY 533); Research Methods (HPHY 550); Environmental Physiology (HPHY 570); Professional Skills I: Effective Teaching (HPHY 611); Basic Science in Clinical Decisions (HPHY 660); Manual Therapy: Movement Patterns, Core Stability (HPHY 661); Manual Therapy: Spine, Lower Quadrant (HPHY 662); Physiology of Injury (HPHY 668); The Female Athlete (HPHY 669); Therapeutic Restoration of Biomotor Abilities (HPHY 671); Professional Skills I: Effective Teaching (HPHY 611)
Seminars: Administrative Skills for Clinical Careers; Clinical Research Presentations (two terms); Contemporary Clinical Techniques I,II; Current Professional Topics; Evidence-Based Clinical Practice and Research; Human Physiology (six terms); Leadership Development (HPHY 607)
Practicum: Sports Medicine (HPHY 609)
Elective course work may include Research (HPHY 601), Supervised College Teaching (HPHY 602), Special Problems (HPHY 606), Practicum: Preceptor (HPHY 609), or other human physiology offerings.
Exit Requirement. All students participate in a comprehensive defense of their advanced clinical skills during spring term of their graduating year. In addition, they select one of the following two options as their graduation exit requirement:
Option 1. Comprehensive written and oral exams (completed during the final term of study), one-term (4-credit minimum) research experience, and literature review or evidence-based practice manuscript submitted for publication.
Option 2. Original research study conducted, and manuscript submitted for publication.
Required courses must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of B– or better. Students must maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average each term, and will not be eligible to hold a GTF position, take comprehensive exams, or graduate without a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Additional university master’s degree requirements are described under Master’s Degrees in the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Research-Intensive MS or PhD Program
The department offers a graduate program in human physiology with an emphasis on research leading to the master of science (MS) and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. The goal is to provide classroom and research experiences that turn students into professionals with the knowledge and experience to be superior researchers or become university-level educators. Graduate teaching and research fellowships (GTF) are available for highly qualified students to teach undergraduate laboratories or assist in research projects. The GTF award provides a full-tuition waiver and a monthly stipend that varies in amount according to the assignment. For more information, visit the department website.
Master’s Degree Requirements
The master’s degree consists of a minimum of 45 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree; at least 30 of these credits must be completed through human physiology courses including the following required courses:
Professional Skills I,II,III (HPHY 611, 612, 613)
System Physiology I,II,III (HPHY 621, 622, 623)
4 graded graduate credits in additional human physiology courses, or courses determined in conjunction with an advisor to be most appropriate to the student's line of study
8 graduate credits in statistical analysis (e.g., EDUC 614 and 640) covering the following topics: descriptive statistics, logic of hypothesis testing, elementary inferential statistics, confidence intervals, one-way analysis of variance, post hoc comparisons, a priori contrasts, within-subjects and between-subjects effects, two-way and higher-order designs, and interactions. For recent additions to these course options, check with the department director of graduate studies
Students must register for Seminar: Human Physiology (HPHY 607) during every term of enrollment. One term may be waived upon approval by the director of graduate studies to accommodate the student’s research activities or other extenuating circumstances.
Students must complete a substantial research project, which will fulfill their final master's degree requirement. Department faculty members, in consultation with the student, determine the format for the presentation of the project, which will include an oral defense in combination with either a master’s thesis, a journal-style manuscript, or a comprehensive project report.
Required courses must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of B– or better. Students must maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average for all courses.
Additional university master’s degree requirements are described under Master’s Degrees in the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Doctoral Degree Requirements
The doctoral degree consists of a minimum of 135 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree; at least 60 of these credits must be completed through human physiology courses.
Students must complete all of the master’s degree required course work listed above if they have not done so previously.
Students must complete two of the following: Systems Neuroscience (HPHY 633); Advanced Respiratory Physiology (HPHY 670); Human Cardiovascular Control (HPHY 676); Kinematics of Human Movement (HPHY 684); Kinetics of Human Movement (HPHY 685).
Students must register for Seminar: Human Physiology (HPHY 607) during every term of enrollment. One term may be waived upon approval by the department director of graduate studies to accommodate the student’s research activities or other extenuating circumstances.
Written and oral doctoral comprehensive examinations are taken after completing a substantial portion of the program of study. Upon passing these examinations, the student is advanced to candidacy and must enroll in Dissertation (HPHY 603) during every subsequent term of enrollment. A final oral defense is held after completion of the dissertation and after all other degree requirements have been met.
Required courses must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of B– or better. Students must maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average for all courses.
Additional university doctor of philosophy degree requirements are described under Doctoral Degrees in the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Applicants for the Athletic Training MS program should check the Graduate Studies in Athletic Training website (www.uoregon.edu/~uogradat) and applicants for the Research-Intensive MS or PhD Program should check the department website for information on the online graduate application and deadlines.
Requirements for admission to all graduate programs include the following:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale
GRE scores of 150 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections (institution code: 4846; department code: 0217)
Completed course work with a grade of B– or higher in general chemistry, general biology, and two courses of physiology or combined anatomy and physiology
In addition to the above requirements, international students who have not received a degree from a university in a country whose official language is English must have a TOEFL score of 575 (paper test), or 90 (Internet-based test) or an IELTS overall band score of 7.0.
Human Physiology Courses (HPHY)
101 Exercise as Medicine (4) The effects of exercise on health and in the prevention and treatment of disease.
102 Exercise and Wellness across the Life Span (4) Processes affecting physical activity and exercise from infancy through elder adulthood. Topics include physiological, sensory-motor, and cognitive factors across the life span.
103 Exercise and Performance (4) Structure and function of the human body including movement analysis. Topics include training and exercise responses; sport, daily living, and workplace performance; and injury adaptations.
104 Understanding Human Disease (4) Introduces fundamental physiological and anatomical concepts to nonscience majors, to better understand disease and how humans adapt to create solutions to environmental challenges.
105 Principles of Nutrition (4) Explores the fundamentals of nutrition and its application to culture, lifestyle, and health across the lifespan. Course will be taught once or more per academic year.
199 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–4R)
211 Medical Terminology (3) Explore and develop skills in language and terminology specific to the medical sciences with an emphasis on derivation, meaning, and pronunciation.
212 Evidence, Inference, and Biostatistics (4) Explores how data is used as evidence in research and inferred from experiments, and how statistics are used to inform us about human physiology.
321 Human Anatomy I (5) Introduction to the human body and histology; nerves; central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems; cranial nerves; regional anatomy of the head; special senses. Includes cadaver laboratory. Sequence with HPHY 322, 323, 324, 325. Prereq HPHY 211; BI 212 or BI 282H. Must be passed with grades of mid-C or better.
322 Human Physiology I (5) Neuro- and muscular physiology: action potentials; synapses and receptors; skeletal muscle; central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems; special senses. Includes human-based laboratory. Sequence with HPHY 321, 323, 324, 325. Prereq: HPHY 212; BI 212 or 282H. Must be passed with grades of mid-C or better.
323 Human Anatomy II (5) Heart, lungs, and vasculature in addition to regional exploration of the musculosketetal system. Includes cadaver laboratory. Sequence with HPHY 321, 322, 324, 325. Prereq: HPHY 321.
324 Human Physiology II (5) Cardiovascular system; respiratory system; immunology. Includes human-based laboratory. Sequence with HPHY 321, 322, 323, 325. Prereq: HPHY 321, 322.
325 Human Anatomy and Physiology III (5) Anatomy and physiology of the digestive, reproductive, and renal systems; endocrinology. Includes combination of cadaver laboratory and human-based laboratory. Sequence with HPHY 321, 322, 323, 324. Prereq: HPHY 323, 324.
333 Motor Control (4) Introduction to the processes of control and coordination in the performance of motor skills. Neurophysiological, mechanical, and cognitive bases of motor skill acquisition. Prereq: HPHY 321, 322.
362 Tissue Injury and Repair (4) Exploration of the physiology of injury and trauma. Emphasis on inflammation and healing of connective tissue injury, tissue biomechanics, mechanisms of injury, and clinical orthopedic evaluation techniques. Prereq: HPHY 323, 324.
371 Physiology of Exercise (4) Physiology of exercise, physical conditioning, and training; mechanisms and significance of these effects for health and performance. Prereq: HPHY 324.
381 Biomechanics (4) Fundamental principles of physics applied to the analysis of human movement. Emphasis on developing abilities to analyze human movement quantitatively. Prereq: HPHY 322, 323; PHYS 201.
399 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–4R)
401 Research: [Topic] (1–15R)
403 Thesis (1–4) For honors students during the terms in which they conduct research or write a thesis.
404 Internship: [Topic] (1–16R) Field experience in an agency, institution, or business. Practice knowledge from courses: planning, organizing, directing, evaluating, and developing professional competence.
405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–15R) Reading and assignments in connection with other courses for extra credit. Honors readings.
406 Special Problems: [Topic] (1–15R)
407/507 Seminar: [Topic] (1–5R) Topics are offered regularly in such areas as health sciences, motor control, biomechanics, and physiology.
408/508 Workshop: [Topic] (1–15R)
409 Practicum: [Topic] (1–15R) Current topics include Preoccupational Therapy and Prephysical Therapy.
410/510 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–5R)
412/512 Sleep Physiology (4) Fundamental principles of sleep and how physiology is affected by sleep. Prereq: HPHY 325.
413/513 Muscle Physiology (4) Human skeletal muscle cell biology and tissue physiology and metabolism with a focus on clinical implications, health, and disease. Prereq: HPHY 371.
417/517 Hypertension (4) Investigates clinical and experimental observations underlying the mechanisms of chronic high blood pressure and clinical therapies used for treatment. Emphasizes integration of theory and practice. Prereq: HPHY 325. Offered alternate years.
419/519 Alternative and Complementary Medicine (4) Exploration of alternative and complementary medicine, including scientific evidence for the mechanisms underlying practices such as meditation, acupuncture, and yoga in improving health. Prereq: HPHY 325.
420/520 Human Cadaver Dissection (1) Dissection of one region of a preserved human cadaver and preparation of the specimen for the HPHY 321 and/or 323 laboratory experience. Students are accepted by application, which are due early February. Prereq: HPHY 323.
433/533 Neurophysiology of Concussion (3) Investigate diagnosis, deficits, and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury and neurophysiological effects. Prereq: HPHY 333.
434/534 Movement Disorders (4) Discusses the clinical manifestations and underlying physiological mechanisms of selected movement disorders. Emphasizes the role of scientific experiment in diagnosis and treatment. Prereq: HPHY 325, 333.
441 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3) Principles of exercise physiology integrated into the clinical setting, with emphasis on cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Prereq: HPHY 371.
442 Clinical Electrocardiography (4) Exploration of heart conduction, arrhythmia, and clinical significance of electrocardiography with an emphasis on clinical application. Prereq: HPHY 324.
450/550 Research Methods (4) Development of research-related skills including reading, understanding, evaluating, and retrieving research articles as well as creation of a novel research project. Not offered 2013–14.
462 Therapeutic Techniques (4) Clinical application of therapeutic techniques including modalities and rehabilitation for soft-tissue orthopedic injuries. Prereq: HPHY 362. Offered alternate years.
470/570 Environmental Physiology (4) Examination of physiological adaptations to acute and chronic exposure to extreme heat, cold, and high altitude. Prereq: HPHY 371.
472/572 Advanced Laboratories in Exercise Physiology (4) Theoretical basis and practical application of modern physiological testing of cardiovascular and respiratory function with a focus on exercise and performance. Prereq: HPHY 371.
473/573 High Altitude Physiology and Medicine (4) Explores major physiologic responses to high altitude (hypoxia), both adaptive and maladaptive, from systems to molecular level, as well as pathophysiologic conditions at high altitude. Prereq: HPHY 371. Offered alternate years.
485/585 Gait Analysis (4) Study of walking including the impairments and functional limitations contributing to disabilities. Provides fundamental terminology, techniques, and data interpretation used in gait analysis. Prereq: HPHY 381. Offered alternate years.
486/586 Orthopedic Biomechanics (4) Principles of musculoskeletal biomechanics relating to concepts in surgical and nonsurgical orthopedics. Course is beneficial to those pursuing careers in medicine and health sciences. Prereq: HPHY 381. Offered alternate years.
503 Thesis (1–16R)
601 Research: [Topic] (1–16R)
602 Supervised College Teaching (1–5R)
603 Dissertation (1–16R)
605 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–15R)
606 Special Problems: [Topic] (1–16R)
607 Seminar: [Topic] (1–5R)
608 Workshop: [Topic] (1–15R)
609 Practicum: [Topic] (1–15R)
610 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–5R)
611 Professional Skills I: Effective Teaching (1) Development of professional skills for academic careers related to human physiology. Series with HPHY 612, 613.
612 Professional Skills II: Responsible Research (1) Development of professional skills for academic careers related to human physiology. Series with HPHY 611, 613.
613 Professional Skills III: Career Development (1) Development of professional skills for academic careers related to human physiology. Series with HPHY 611, 612.
621 Systems Physiology I (4) Advanced overview of neural physiology, neural control of human movement, and the biomechanical constraints underlying that control. Series with 622, 623.
622 Systems Physiology II (4) Advanced overview of cardiovascular physiology and skeletal muscle cell physiology and metabolism. Series with 621, 623.
623 Systems Physiology III (4) Advanced overview of renal and respiratory physiology. Series with 621, 622.
660 Basic Science in Clinical Decisions (4) Literature-based investigation into the basic science and clinical research underlying clinical decisions in athletic medicine.
661 Manual Therapy: Movement Patterns, Core Stability (2) Advanced skills in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) movement patterns, and both pilates principles and manual therapy to improve core stability. For certified athletic trainers. Offered alternate years.
662 Manual Therapy: Spine, Lower Quadrant (2) Advanced skills in muscle energy, mobilization, and trigger-point release techniques for the spine and lower quadrant. For certified athletic trainers. Offered alternate years.
668 Physiology of Injury (4) Physiological regulatory mechanisms controlling injury, inflammation, and pain. Therapeutic modalities used to mitigate the consequences of these responses that accompany physical activity.
669 The Female Athlete (4) Literature-based investigation of the unique anatomy and physiology, as well as social-cultural issues, of the female athlete related to sports medicine.
670 Advanced Respiratory Physiology (4) Explores advanced concepts in respiratory physiology; includes exercise adaptations and examples of pathophysiology. Prereq: HPHY 623. Offered alternate years.
671 Therapeutic Restoration of Biomotor Abilities (4) Exploration of advanced rehabilitation techniques for athletic trainers, including advanced program design, evaluation, and movement-sport analysis. Certification as an athletic trainer or physical therapist required.
676 Human Cardiovascular Control (4) Advanced cardiovascular physiology including central control of blood pressure and organ blood flow. An integrative approach toward how the cardiovascular system meets competing demands. Prereq: HPHY 623. Offered alternate years.
684 Kinematics of Human Movement (4) Theory and application of kinematic analysis of human motion. Emphasis on two- and three-dimentional kinematics, including data collection, analysis, and modeling. Prereq: HPHY 621. Offered alternate years.
685 Kinetics of Human Movement (4) Experimental methods and mechanical theories associated with the analysis of joint forces and movements during human motion. Prereq: HPHY 621. Offered alternate years.
686 Biomechanical Principles of Balance Control (4) Anatomy, biomechanics, and neuromuscular control of balance during locomotion. Mechanisms of age-related attentuation of balance control and gait stability. Prereq: HPHY 621. Not offered 2013–14.