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  • About the program

    The online graduate certificates in Medical Physiology and Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology are tailored for medical professionals and students. These courses are asynchronous, so students can complete them when it is most convenient. The program accepts students year-round, and courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

    Certificate Program Requirements

    In order to enroll in this graduate certificate program, students must have:

    • A bachelor’s degree with at least five semesters courses related to biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0 is also required.
    • International students are welcome to apply, and should review additional application requirements here.

    Designed to Advance Your Medical Career

    While the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology can be completed in two semesters, the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology only requires 9 credits and can be completed in as little as one semester. The knowledge in this certificate can prepare students for a master’s degree or other higher-level studies. This could mean medical school, nursing school, physician assistant school, an advanced degree in public health, a Ph.D program, and more. The certificate also prepares students for the MCAT, National Board exams, and similar standardized tests.

    Courses are taught by expert UF faculty who regularly teach medical, dental, physician assistant and other graduate students. The curriculum is specifically tailored to help prospective students gain access into higher-level medical programs and thrive once they are admitted. It also allows students to build their knowledge base and strengthen their resume or curriculum vitae.

    STEM Opportunities

    The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields continue to add new opportunities for career advancement in medicine. Professionals in STEM occupations typically have higher average salaries than other workers, and faster growth in their respective fields. With this certificate, students gain practical knowledge to help with their education and career in the medical field and a STEM profession.