Students completing a degree in integrative physiology are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate a mastery of the core concepts defined by the 2011 Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action, including structure and function; information flow, exchange, and storage; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems.
  2. Apply knowledge of the human body to new and real-world contexts.
  3. Extract meaning from visual representations of data (e.g., graphs, tables, images), and discern relevant from irrelevant information in various contexts.
  4. Synthesize ideas and concepts from multiple sources to create a more comprehensive understanding of integrative physiology.
  5. Apply the scientific method to research questions related to integrative physiology, including designing experiments, collecting and analyzing experimental data, forming evidence-based conclusions, and placing results in the larger scientific context.
  6. Search, critically evaluate, and analyze the scientific literature related to integrative physiology, and apply this knowledge to critique claims in the popular media.
  7. Possess effective collaborative, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work with others towards shared goals and successfully communicate an understanding of integrative physiology to a wide audience.
  8. Recognize the limit of one’s knowledge or ability; and determine how to expand that knowledge or extend the ability.
  9. Gain experience in disciplinary settings (e.g., research, teaching, internships, leadership, outreach, volunteering) and awareness of careers suitable for those with expertise in integrative physiology.