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Master of Science in Integrative Human Physiology

About our MS in Integrative Human Physiology

Our Master’s in Integrative Human Physiology combines knowledge from multiple sciences including anatomy, physiology, physics-mechanics, biochemistry-metabolism, exercise physiology, nutrition, and statistics. You will engage with coursework and research to advance your understanding of human function.  

Students working with new Health Science lab equipmentOur program offers two options for graduate students: a one-year program and a two-year program. Our coursework prepares you for continued doctoral or professional education, as well as careers in higher education, clinical settings, corporate and community fitness/wellness centers, and athletic development programs.  


Admission Requirements

  • Completed Baccalaureate degree in
    • Clinical-Human Physiology
    • Physiology of Exercise
    • Exercise Science
    • Biology
    • Kinesiology
    • Health Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Nutrition  
  • Official transcript required  
  • GPA 3.0 (last 90 credits)  
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from professors in science-based classes.  
  • A written statement of purpose: max. 500 words, a clear, informative letter about your interest in graduate study, your career goals, and academic preparation 

For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Graduate Academic Catalog.  

Please see the CWU Graduate School for more information as well as our Integrative Human Physiology Application Packet

Degree Options:

One-Year Program

For students considering health careers in clinical settings, this concentrated degree will enhance knowledge and skills and the likelihood of acceptance into various post-baccalaureate professional healthcare programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Accelerated Nursing, Chiropractic Medicine, Prosthetics, and other healthcare arenas.

Our nine-month Master of Science in Integrative Human Physiology focuses on an advanced study of anatomy, physiology, metabolism, diseases and human behavior (activity, nutrition), and musculoskeletal mechanics and injuries.

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?  
Find out how much this program costs through the registrar

For more information on the one-year program please see the Integrative Human Physiology Application Packet


Two-Year Program

Our two-year program is focused on enhancing and applying concepts learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios. Built around a strong research component, this degree is oriented for students seeking a Ph.D., seeking a research and/or teaching position in higher education, or seeking admission into a range of post-baccalaureate health care programs.

The two-year program application requires a scientific writing sample. The topic this year is: Exercise and the metabolic syndrome

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?  
Find out how much this program costs through the registrar

Preferential consideration for Assistantship Awards valued at $20k+ will be given for completed applications received prior to January 15th, 2023. 
Graduate Assistantships are available to outstanding graduate candidates. Students assist with research, and instruct in clinical physiology and exercise science lectures and laboratory classes. 

For more information about careers in health-related fields, reference Health Careers.

Contact Information

Dr. Karen Roemer
Office 203-H Extension: x2746

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