Physiology & Biophysics

Post-Baccalaureate Program: MS in Medical Physiology


Internet Program


The Internet Option described below has been fully approved by the University and by the Ohio State Board of Regents. If you are interested in the Internet Option, please contact us.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics highly recommends that all Post-Bacc students, if possible, be physically on campus so that they can attend live lectures and seminars, consult with the faculty, and be involved in other activities. In this way, they can most effectively become an integral part of the academic community and take advantage of all the educational resources available at CWRU and its affiliated hospitals (University Hospital Case Medical Center, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Metro Health Hospital, and The Cleveland Veterans Association Hospital).  However, we understand that physical attendance is not always possible. Therefore, we plan to offer students who live outside of the Cleveland area or who must work during the times when the courses are offered the option of an internet-based curriculum.

All lectures and seminars of the core physiology courses (PHOL 481, 482, 483, 484, 498C, and 498D) are streamed live over the Internet. Moreover, we make available the recorded versions through Canvas. Monday quizzes in PHOL 481 and 482 are taken online through canvas.  Block exams are administered under secure conditions on the student's individual computers using proctoring software. There are no extra charges for the use of these Internet resources.

The requiement for 10 credit hours of electives can be satisfied in a number of ways. First, the Internet Student may take any of the elective courses on the CWRU campus. Second, the Internet Student can take increasingly available elective courses over the internet. We anticipate that it will soon be possible to take all 10 credit hours of elective courses via the Internet, and we will advise the Internet Student on how to satisfy the elective requirement. Third, the University has a policy of accepting (upon approval by the department and the School of Graduate Studies) up to 6 graduate credit hours from universities other than CWRU. Therefore, the student can take up to 6 credit hours of approved courses at a university close to where they live and have the credits transferred to CWRU.