Life itself is physiology. So, if you would like to understand the reactions of your own body to different challenges you should study physiology. It makes you see how ingeniously the body is designed to complete multiple tasks simultaneously, to ensure homeostasis. The apostle Paul already knew that our bodies are the temple of the Holy spirit.
Physiology is a life science just as much as it is a beta science. In the Physiology courses we will use knowledge from other disciplines more than once: from Physics and Biochemistry when we study exercise and locomotion, or math when we study frequency decomposition by the inner ear.
Science needs physiologists. Many scientists who focus on details of the human body are unable to see the bigger picture. Molecular scientists may need physiologists to understand the implications of their findings, just like behavioral scientists need them to understand how a certain type of behavior comes about.
At University College Utrecht you will learn more and more about the function of organs, how they communicate and how organisms regulate their internal environment, i.e. how homeostasis is the condition for a free and independent life. The Physiology track, as part of the Biology track, only comprises 3 courses: Human and animal biology (UCSCIBIO13), Human and animal physiology (UCSCIBIO23) and Advanced physiology (UCSCIBIO33). In the course of the 3-year study we will slowly make a move from textbooks to primary literature, from teacher-centered activities to student-centered activities, from schedules to computer simulations and from theory to practice. One thing that remains the same is that it will be challenging and we will dare you to display a critical attitude.