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New Bachelor of Science in integrative physiology available for fall 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Department of Kinesiology, located in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is excited to offer a Bachelor of Science in integrative physiology within their department.

This new degree will be offered in addition to the department’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  With a majority of their current students interested in a health-focused career, this new degree has been specifically designed to better prepare those students for health-related professional schools (e.g. medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, etc.) and for careers in health- related professions.

The integrative physiology core curriculum will include courses focused on major systems within the body (e.g. cardiovascular, pulmonary, neural, muscle) and how these systems interact with each other in health and disease (e.g. pathophysiology).  A selection of upper-level courses are then designed to meet the requirements of their respective health discipline and the unrestricted elective options allow students to enroll in courses outside of the department to fulfill necessary requirements for their career aspirations.

After completing the degree program, students will be prepared for a variety of health professional schools, as well as careers in the health field.

“The College of Health and Human Sciences is excited to be offer this new, innovative degree that focuses on human physiology,” said John Buckwalter, Betty L. Tointon dean.  “The Integrative Physiology degree will be a great option for those K-State students interested in a career in the health professions.”

Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology should speak to Craig Harms, professor and department head, by emailing caharms@k-state.edu. For more information on the program, visit the department’s website.

This article was posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, and is filed under College News, Kinesiology.