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Why Choose UF to Study Medical Physiology

Learn the Benefits of UF’s Online Medical Physiology Graduate Certificate Program

Obtaining an online Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology from the University of Florida can help you fulfill your educational objectives and career goals. These aspirations can include enhancing your application to a health-profession school or exploring new career opportunities with higher salaries.

Benefits of UF’s Online Medical Physiology Program:

At the University of Florida, we understand that completing a graduate certificate requires a significant investment of both your time and finances. The increasing cost of tuition coupled with the time you’ll need to dedicate to coursework makes receiving a return on your educational investment essential. UF is dedicated to student success, and we offer a range of benefits that will help you gain a return on your educational investment, including:

1. Customizable Medical Physiology Curriculum

Everyone has unique career and educational objectives. That’s why we offer two online medical physiology certificate options to help you personalize your educational journey: the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology and the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology. The Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology allows you to complete the 1-credit Fundamentals of Medical Physiology course and then choose from our 13 elective credit options, including renal, respiratory, endocrine, cardiovascular and muscle and gastrointestinal physiology, to complete the 9-credit graduate certificate in one semester. The Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology will provide you with the detailed understanding of human physiology required for clinical medicine and advanced training in cardiovascular, renal physiology and pathophysiology research. Comprising four classes totaling 12 credits, this program is beneficial for medical professionals, teachers and students preparing for the MCAT or other standardized tests.

2. Efficient and Cost-Effective Program Structure

Your time is valuable. Fortunately, our online graduate certificate program is designed to provide a high-quality education quickly and efficiently. In as little as one or two semesters, respectively, you can earn a Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology or Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology. This efficient timeframe is ideal for aspiring health-profession-school applicants pursuing ways to enhance their application during their gap year. It is also a great way for people in the medical or science fields to enrich their physiology knowledge and develop their resume to improve their career options.

3. Stellar Reputation

Researching a university’s reputation is an essential part of the graduate program decision-making process. UF is a renowned university that boasts advantages such as:

  • Accreditation Through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC): Through the University of Florida’s accreditation through SACSCOC, our programs and their respective courses meet rigorous academic standards that are reaffirmed every ten years.
  • Top-Ranked University Status: U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UF highly in several major categories.
  • Collaborations With Major Scientific Agencies: Our faculty members have earned the respect of other scientists and scientific agencies, including NASA, through their ongoing research collaborations.

4. Online, Asynchronous Format

Flexibility and convenience are hallmarks of our entirely online medical physiology graduate certificate programs, which allow you to complete courses anywhere, at any time. Our asynchronous format lets you complete coursework at your own pace, whether you decide to work ahead or adhere more closely to course deadlines.

5. Proven Ability to Help Enhance Health-Profession-School Applications

By displaying the dedication required to earn a graduate certificate in medical physiology from a top-ranked university, you can increase your chances of being accepted into medical school. With a graduate certificate, you’ll solidify your interest in the medical field, show recent grades on your transcripts and gain familiarity with terminology and concepts on the MCAT and other similar standardized tests, improving your score. One of our recent graduates experienced this benefit firsthand, noting:

“I took all six courses at once and while it was definitely a stressful summer — it was completely worth it.
Moreover, given all my time with these courses, I was able to utilize that knowledge for the MCAT. I scored in the 92nd percentile on the MCAT.”
– Kapil Chauhan, a graduate of the University of Florida’s medical physiology program


Choosing the university and graduate certificate program that are right for you is a major decision: one that warrants thorough research and examination. If you have additional questions about UF’s medical physiology graduate certificate programs, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to discuss the programs in further detail. Ready to apply? Our graduate certificate programs accept students year-round. Get started and submit your application today! The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.