Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Aging

The online Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Medical Physiology and Aging program is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in medicine or related health-profession fields. The program provides advanced education and training in the physiological changes that occur during aging, as well as in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related diseases.

This 30-credit program is offered entirely online, allowing students to complete their coursework at their own pace and on their own 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 of the program are prepared for careers in research, healthcare, and related fields, and are well-equipped to pursue further education in medicine or other health professions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the online master’s degree in medical physiology and aging, students will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental physiological processes in the human body and how human physiology changes with aging.
  • Comprehend the primary literature in the fields of physiology and aging and understand the latest treatments in aging.

Become an Expert in Aging-Related Physiological Changes

Through our program, you’ll deepen your knowledge of medical physiology as in aging populations. You’ll also be able to distinguish yourself from competitors as a health-profession school candidate. Additional benefits include:

  • Accessibility: No clinical experience or campus visits are required.
  • Efficiency: Earn a master’s degree in as little as one year.
  • Flexibility: Courses are asynchronous and can be completed at students’ convenience.
  • Relevancy: Curriculum is updated regularly to reflect the latest trends and research findings.

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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