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MSMP Electives & Areas of Concentration

Students must take 12 credit hours of electives to complete the program. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for all course descriptions.

At least 6 hours must come from the following options:

Course Code Course Name Credit
PHOL 479 Clinical Reasoning: Applied Medical Physiology 3
PHOL 492 Clinical Reasoning II 3
PHOL 493 Clinical Reasoning III 3
PHOL 402A Physiological Basis for Disease A 3
PHOL 402B Physiological Basis for Disease B 3
PHOL 421 Introduction to Aerospace Physiology I 3
PHOL 422 Introduction to Aerospace Physiology II 3
PHOL 423 Aerospace Physiology Research Rotation 3
PHOL 486 Physiology of Movement 3
PHOL 487 Exercise Physiology for Health & Disease 3
PHOL 614 Sleep Physiology - Neurobiology for Sleep/Wake 3

Additional electives to select from include:

Course Code Course Name Credit
PHOL 410 Basic Oxygen & Physiological Function 3
PHOL 485 Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology 3

Students may also choose to take other graduate-level science courses outside the department.

Areas of Concentration

Students may apply for an area of concentration (AOC) towards the end of the core curriculum. Students completing an AOC will receive a certificate at graduation and their committee letter will highlight this accomplishment. In addition to elective coursework, students participate in clinical activities at local hospitals as part of the area of concentration.

Current Areas of Concentrations include:

•    Clinical Neuroscience, Director: Dr. Kui Xu

•    Physiological Research, Director: Dr. Andrea Romani

•    Aerospace Physiology, Director: Dr. Thomas Nosek