Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Physiology

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. 

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Physiology we recommend the capstone course, PHYSIOL 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page.

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at

Doing a double major with Physiology

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc we recommend the following subjects to complement Physiology: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Exercise Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Psychology and Statistics. 

Preparing for your Physiology major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Physiology courses if they have already studied certain subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Room G20, Level G
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Web: Department of Physiology