A doctoral program consists of a combination of courses, seminars, individual study, and research, to meet the minimum course requirements for either the PhD or M.S. degrees in Integrative and Biomedical Physiology. A minimum of 30 credits beyond the B.S. degree, which include 6 research credits, is required as follows:

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • PHSIO 571 (3) Cellular and Integrative Physiology I
  • PHSIO 596 (2) Cell and Molecular Biology (students attend BMB 251)
  • PHSIO 596 (1) two, eight-week rotations
  • NUTRN 501 (4) Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism I
  • KINES 590B Noll Seminar Series or equivalent (i.e. MCIBS 590) (1)

Spring Semester (Note: Students must register during October of the previous semester)

  • PHSIO 572 (3) Cellular and Integrative Physiology II
  • VBSC 432/BMB 432/MICRB 432 (3) Advanced Immunology
  • PHSIO 596 (1) two, eight-week rotations or one, sixteen-week rotation
  • NUTR 508 Critical Readings in Molecular Nutrition (1.5)
  • KINES 590 B Noll Seminar Series or MCIBS 590 (1)
  • MCIBS 591 (1) Ethics in the Life Sciences

Year 2

Fall Semester (Note: Students must register during February of the previous semester)

  • STAT 501(3) Regression Methods
  • PHSIO 600 (3-5) Thesis Research
  • Register for and attend a seminar series (1)
  • Electives (in consultation with mentor)

Spring Semester (Note: Students must register during October of the previous semester)

  • STAT 502 (3) Analysis of Variance and Design or equivalent
  • PHSIO 590 (1) Colloquium
  • PHSIO 600 (1-6) Thesis Research
  • Register for and attend a seminar series (1)
  • Electives (in consultation with mentor)

Year 3

Fall Semester

  • PHSIO 590 (1) Colloquium
  • PHSIO 600 (6-8) Thesis Research
  • Attend a seminar series (1)