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MS in Integrative Physiology (MSIP)

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Unleash your Passion in Just 10 Months with the STEM Designated Master’s in Integrative Physiology!

Do you yearn to unravel the mysteries of the human body, the delicate dance of cells, and the intricate interplay of systems that sustain life? Benedictine University’s Master’s in Integrative Physiology isn’t just about “Biology” – it’s about embarking on a transformative journey into the heart of science itself.

Imagine compressing your thirst for knowledge into a 10-month odyssey, emerging with a sharpened mind and a potent arsenal of scientific skills. This STEM-designated program isn’t a rigid silo; it’s a vibrant tapestry woven with diverse threads, from physiology’s core principles to cutting-edge research frontiers.

Whether you’re seeking a bridge between graduation and your next big leap, a launchpad for doctoral aspirations, or simply an intellectual playground to ignite your curiosity, Benedictine’s program welcomes you with open arms. Our supportive environment is a breeding ground for personalized guidance, fostering a community where diverse interests flourish and like-minded peers fuel your intellectual fire.

Contact us today and unlock the door to a future brimming with scientific discovery and endless possibilities!

Immerse in Integrative Physiology at Benedictine

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Cohort-Based Program

The M.S. in Integrative Physiology program is a cohort-based program that runs for 10 months. Cohorts begin twice a year — late August and January. To complement what is taught in lectures, students have access to the latest electronic hardware and software to measure cell and body function, providing them with the chance to apply and expand on theory.

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Productive Gap Year

For college graduates looking to apply to professional schools, this challenging and stimulating program allows students to make the most of a gap year to deepen their understanding of physiological sciences, improve their GPA and strengthen their applications to professional schools. The Integrative Physiology program provides the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills needed to succeed and advance in a variety of fields.

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Early Admissions and Guaranteed Interview

Early Admissions and Guaranteed Interview opportunities to professional schools are available for students in the M.S.I.P. Program. More information is available HERE.

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In the MSIP Program, students will develop:

  • General knowledge of sciences
  • Ethical training
  • Communication Skills

This is a full-time, 30 credit curriculum starting in Fall and ending in Spring semester, with the aim to help students prepare for graduate program entrance exams and interviews. Students will attend daytime classes, held five days a week, and complete coursework in approximately 10 months. Students must maintain a B average to successfully complete the program.

The BenU Difference

Why Choose Benedictine’s Masters Degree in Integrative Physiology?

Whether you’re aiming for doctoral studies, filling a gap year, or exploring diverse biological paths, Benedictine’s program fuels your scientific passion. Dive deep into physiology, discover your niche, and graduate with marketable skills in just 10 months.

Our intensive curriculum strengthens your foundation, empowers you to explore various sub-disciplines, and helps you find your scientific calling. Learn from experienced faculty, collaborate with like-minded peers, and discover the wonders of life from cells to organ systems.

Join a supportive community, hone your communication and critical thinking skills, and graduate with the confidence to tackle real-world challenges. This program is your launchpad to a fulfilling career in the ever-evolving world of science.

 

Dive Deep into Integrative Physiology at Benedictine

Master the Science, Define Your Path: Strengthen your foundation in physiology and explore diverse sub-disciplines through challenging coursework. Discover your academic focus for future graduate studies with personalized guidance from our experienced faculty.

Ethically Prepared, Skillfully Equipped: Benedictine’s program values both knowledge and ethical practice. Delve into bioethics, learning to navigate complex medical dilemmas with confidence. Hone your communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills for success in any healthcare setting.

Fast-Track Your Future, Join Our Community: This intensive, 30-credit program lets you graduate in just one year, starting in Fall or Spring. Prepare for graduate programs, interviews, or enter the healthcare workforce sooner. Connect with fellow science enthusiasts, collaborate with faculty, and thrive in our supportive environment.

Ready to unlock your potential as an Integrative Physiologist? Contact us today and embark on this transformative journey!

With a Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology, your career possibilities are vast and impactful!

With a Master’s in Integrative Physiology, you open doors to a diverse range of career opportunities in various sectors, each offering unique paths and rewards. Here’s a glimpse into some exciting possibilities:

Clinical Exercise Physiologist: Design life-changing exercise programs for patients with chronic diseases, injuries, or disabilities, improving their health and independence. (Direct patient impact, high demand)

Oncology Exercise Specialist: Support cancer patients throughout their treatment journey, developing personalized exercise plans to manage side effects, boost strength, and enhance well-being. (Directly impact patients during a critical time, growing field)

Research Scientist: Advance the field of exercise physiology through research, contributing to new knowledge and improving clinical practice. (Intellectual challenge, potential for significant impact)

University Professor/Lecturer: Shape the next generation of healthcare professionals by teaching undergraduate and graduate students in physiology or related fields. (Inspire others, share knowledge, stable career)

Fitness Program Developer: Design evidence-based exercise programs for diverse settings like corporate wellness, community centers, or fitness apps, promoting health and fitness at a larger scale. (Creative and entrepreneurial, potential for broad reach)

Remember, this is just a starting point! Your specific skills, interests, and career goals will ultimately guide your journey. Explore various options, network with professionals in the field, and utilize career resources from your alma mater or professional associations to discover the perfect fit for your passion and expertise.

What Our Alumni Have Done with this Degree:

Alumni of our program have gone on to a variety of professional schools, including medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and doctoral programs. You’ll find them pursuing advanced degrees at Midwestern University, Marquette University, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marian University and A.T. Still University, just to name a few.

 

Here are some sample courses you may take in the MS in Integrative Physiology program:

  • Biology of Complex Systems
  • Advanced Integrative Human Physiology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Physiological Regulatory Systems: Endocrinology
  • Stem Cell Biology

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Student Testimonial

Jean Carlos Senior

Jean Carlos Senior

MSIP Graduate

December 2021 PA program, Rocky Vista University

“Thank you for pushing me when I needed it most. Even when things got tough, you kept motivating us and teaching us to believe in ourselves. This program didn’t just give me the knowledge for professional school; it ignited my passion for healthcare. The case studies were incredible – they honed our teamwork and communication skills, especially during those nerve-wracking PA school interviews. I’m forever grateful for the confidence, skills, study habits, and love for physiology I gained here.”

Discover your future at BenU