Bachelor of Science in Clinical Physiology

About our Clinical Physiology, BS

Our Clinical Physiology major is a program that integrates knowledge from disciplines of human physiology, human anatomy, and musculoskeletal biomechanics. Our curriculum emphasizes how healthy and clinical populations respond to exercise, rehabilitation, inactivity, and disease. Our courses are taught within the new Health Sciences building, which features modern laboratories, equipment, and technology available for practical student learning.

Why Study Clinical Physiology at CWU?

Our degree combines classroom-based learning with a variety of hands-on laboratory experiences.

This strategy will allow you to develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary for a variety of healthcare careers. Your journey will culminate with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a real-world setting during your capstone 400-hour clinical field experience.

“The relationships we have with our students are reciprocal—we get as much out of them as they do out of us.” Jared Dickinson, Director of Clinical Physiology

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers & Opportunities

Our program prepares you to pursue a variety of professional programs leading to certification and licensures, graduate studies, and research opportunities in areas such as cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, physical therapy aide, and nursing.

We have the following Articulation Agreements for all graduates of the Clinical Physiology program that meet the specific program prerequisites: 

Pacific Northwest University of Health Science (Yakima, WA)

- Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT): Graduates are guaranteed an admission interview

- Masters of Occupation Therapy Program (MSOT):  Graduates are guaranteed an admission interview

Tufts University (Boston, MA; satellite programs in Seattle, WA)

- Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT): Guaranteed admission for up to 10 students each year

 To explore different healthcare career options, check out this Healthcare Career Guide. 


The new Health Sciences building is equipped with cutting-edge technology including 3D Anatomage tables, an ambulance simulator, and an environmental chamber that can simulate altitudes and temperatures

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Questions? Contact Us.

Jared M. Dickinson, PhD, FACSM

Program Coordinator, Clinical Physiology

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