The mission of the Department of Integrative Physiology is to discover and promote knowledge of how humans and other animals function at the level of cells, organs, and systems. The program of study emphasizes both the role of physical activity in human health and function across the lifespan and the responses of different organisms to various forms of stress. Students can choose from a research program that includes the study of biomechanics, cell physiology, comparative physiology, endocrinology, immunology, exercise physiology, and neurophysiology.
In general, post baccalaureate programs of study are based around the research endeavors of the graduate faculty involving over 20 separate laboratories. Visit our web page at www.colorado.edu/intphys/ for details on each individual research lab.
Master’s candidates entering the graduate program must complete 30 credits to graduate. They must select one of the three following options: 1) Thesis-course work should include 4-6 thesis hours; 2) Research project-course work should include 3 research project hours; or 3) Course work only. A comprehensive final examination is required for all Master’s candidates. The examination will consist of a defense of the thesis/research project that integrates the course work completed for the degree.
Doctoral students must complete 30 semester hours of course work at or above the 5000 level, 30 semester hours of dissertation research (IPHY 8990), the department’s preliminary review, plus comprehensive and final examinations.
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Integrative Physiology
Clare Small 113
Boulder, CO 80309-0354