University of Toronto - St. George

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Physiology (HBSc)

University of Toronto - St. George

Faculty:Arts and Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Physiology, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,100
International: $57,020


Physiology is the study of how the body works in health and disease. As such it is the foundational science underlying medical practice. Physiology involves an understanding of function at the molecular, genomic, cellular, organ and whole body level. Physiologists are dedicated to investigating fundamental mechanisms of body processes and translating this information into a useful framework to inform health-related decisions and improve clinical care.

The development of air and space travel, and of the northern regions, an increased emphasis on exercise and fitness, and the advent of “artificial intelligence” based upon nervous system principles, all provide exciting problems and research opportunities for those trained in physiology. Students often continue their studies at the graduate level (M.Sc. or Ph.D.), a requirement for research and teaching at universities and colleges.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and six 4U/M courses, including: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and English (ENG4U). Physics (SPH4U) is recommended.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2021