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Online Medical Physiology

PHSL 1010: Online Physiology course

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This one-semester online medical physiology course is designed to meet the physiology prerequisite for students who are applying for admission to health profession programs. Most students taking this course will have an undergraduate degree. The overall goal of this online course is to provide the student interested in the health professions with an introduction to physiology that emphasizes the concepts that will be important for, and provide the basis for, the topics the student will encounter in their professional studies.

Course outline

This online medical physiology course contains the same major subject and content areas as traditional physiology courses taught on campus. The focus is human medical physiology as it pertains to human health and a virtual laboratory, highly focused on health problems, accompanies the course. This course is team-taught by three professors who have extensive experience teaching graduate health science students and are experts in their teaching areas. Most students, especially those who work in clinical settings, will find this course challenging but rewarding. Click here to see the syllabus for Online Medical Physiology, PHSL 1010.

Course delivery

All course material, for both lecture and laboratory, is on the web or sent through the mail. This online Physiology course is delivered using online streaming audio of lectures and power point slides. Virtual labs will be completed using a Physiology Interactive Lab Simulations (Ph.I.L.S.) CD. Assigned questions (at the discretion of the instructor) and online support are delivered using Blackboard Learn. Click here to learn more about the laboratories that accompany Online Medical Physiology.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete this online Physiology course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in fewer than 16 weeks.


A one-semester college-level biology course must be completed before registering for this course. All prerequisite courses must have been completed successfully within the past seven years.

Technical Requirements

To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.

Required Course Materials


  • Vander’s Human Physiology
    13th Edition 2014 with CONNECT Plus access code, ISBN: 978-0-07-337830-5

Alternatively, students can purchase

  • Vander’s Human Physiology
    13e CONNECT Plus access code stand-alone

(This is the paperless option that comes with E-book access to Vander’s Human Physiology 13th edition, for students who neither want nor need a printed book.)

Both options include the ebook that can be read from a tablet, along with all CONNECT homework, Smartbook/LearnSmart, APR access, PHILS 4.0 access (that you will need to do your labs online) and all CONNECT homework for APR and PHILS. Do NOT purchase the PHILS software by itself for the course, because both options above include access to the PHILS labs online.

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1280
Registration: $25
Total: $1305

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. Please keep in mind that courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Your official start date is the date that the course opens, and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call an Enrollment Counselor at 1-855-325-0894, email, or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call 1-855-325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.

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