Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Aging

If you’ve taken an interest in gerontology but you still want to keep your options open for broader healthcare specialties, the online Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Medical Physiology and Aging program is the perfect choice for you. This unique program combines the curriculum of two online UF programs: 

  • Medical Physiology Graduate Certificate 
    The other 15 credit hours will concentrate on medical physiology, which will help prepare you for the MCAT and other National Board examinations if you plan on continuing your education in medical school. 

Have Your Degree (and Your Personal Life, Too) 

We understand that balancing your professional, personal and educational life can feel daunting. That’s why UF offers this 30-credit graduate program entirely online, allowing you to complete your coursework at your own pace and on your own schedule — even if you live across the globe or have an irregular work schedule. The curriculum includes courses in advanced physiology, pharmacology and pathophysiology, as well as seminars on current research topics and aging-related issues. 

The program provides a strong foundation in the principles of physiology and aging, as well as practical skills in research and critical thinking. Graduates are prepared for careers in research, healthcare and related fields and are well-equipped to pursue further education in medicine or other health professions based on the following learning outcomes: 

  • Gaining a deep understanding of how our bodies work and discovering how these processes evolve as we age. 
  • Diving into the latest research and treatments in the fields of physiology and aging. 

Become an Expert in Aging-Related Physiological Changes 

Through our program, you’ll deepen your knowledge of medical physiology in aging populations. You’ll also be able to distinguish yourself from competitors as an aspiring healthcare professional — and the benefits don’t end there. 

As a student in the online MS in medical physiology and aging program, you can also expect the following perks: 

  • No clinical experience or campus visits are required. 
  • No GRE scores are required. 
  • Complete the program and earn your master’s degree in as little as one year. 
  • Courses are asynchronous, so you can complete them on your timeline. 
  • The curriculum is updated regularly to reflect the latest trends and research findings. 
  • Start dates are available year-round. 
  • Tuition rates are affordable for both in- and out-of-state students. 

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Required Core Physiology Courses (9 credit hours)

Course number course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6440 Fundamentals of Medical Physiology 1 X X X
GMS 6401 Medical Renal Physiology 2 X X X
GMS 6402 Medical Respiratory Physiology 3 X X X
GMS 6474 Medical Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology 3 X X X

Required Core Aging Courses (9 credit hours)

Course number course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology 3 X X X
GMS 6483 Theories of Aging 3 X
GMS 6484 Geriatric and Age-Related Disease 3 X X X

Physiology Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Course number course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6419 Medical Endocrinology and Reproduction 3 X X X
GMS 6479 Medical Gastrointestinal Physiology 2 X X X
GMS 6410 Physiology of Circulation of Blood 2 X X X
GMS 6413 Advances in Hypertension Research 2 X X X
GMS 6414 Advanced Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology 2 X X X
GMS 6470 Advanced Respiration Physiology 1 3 X X X

Aging Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select 6 Credits

course number Course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6486 Biology of Aging 3 X X X
GMS 6771 Clinical Neuroscience of Aging 3 X X X
GMS 6485 Population-Based Research on Aging 3 X
GMS 6715 Healthy Aging: Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes 3 X X X
GMS 6717 Healthy Aging in the New Millennium 3 X X
GMS 6487 Anti-Aging Interventions 3 X X X
GMS 6808 Gerontechnology 3 X X X