Why Iowa?

Our professors will teach you the science, medicine, and social awareness necessary for a successful career in the health professions. You'll have resources and opportunities that only a world-class research university with a comprehensive teaching and research hospital can offer.

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You belong here

As a health and human physiology student at Iowa, you'll get the best of both worlds—a health sciences education preparing you for your career and a broad liberal arts education showing you the world.

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You might be laser-focused on a specific career in the health and wellness sciences. Or maybe you want to see your options and uncover your professional path along the way. However it begins, you can write your own story at Iowa. Apply and begin your personal journey of exploration and discovery.

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45 %

Alumni with human physiology major accepted into graduate/medical school

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Pediatric play lab as part of child life and therapeutic recreation programs

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
UI Department of Health and Human Physiology opens new pediatric play lab as part of child life and therapeutic recreation programs.


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Tree Tour: Summer 2024

Thursday, July 25, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Field House
Tree Tours are back! Join us for a nature walk & talk this summer.
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