Integrative Physiology

Program Overview

The Integrative Physiology program studies the processes that occur within all living organisms including the regulation of functions at the subcellular, cell, tissue, organ and whole organism levels, as well as their interactions and integration. Courses also address how internal and external factors affect physiology across different taxonomic groups. Students have the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics such as endocrinology, neurophysiology, developmental biology, immunology, cell signaling, toxicology, and environmental physiology in a wide variety of organisms.

Effective 2018, this program was renamed to Integrative Physiology. Please see program planners to the right for course requirements. The renaming of the program means that we will no longer be admitting students into the Physiology and Developmental Biology Program. Rather, students will only be admitted into the Integrative Physiology Program. Students who entered program prior to 2018 will graduate with a degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology. Students who entered the program after that will graduate with a degree in Integrative Physiology.

Course load and learning outcomes

Information on what students can expect when taking this degree/addressing general questions they have when deciding which program to select.

What are my career options with this degree?

The Integrative Physiology program prepares you to get a job you’ll love. Graduates of this program have been consistently in high demand and have found careers with some of the following fields and employers:


  • Agriculture and Food Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Brewing Industry
  • Further Education
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Research
  • Veterinary Medicine