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Top Employers

Top employers of Chapman graduates from this program include: Kaiser Permanente, Select Medical, hospitals (Hoag,) PT clinics (Coury & Buehler,) school districts (Orange Unified,) fitness studios and centers (24 Hours Fitness,) US Army

Career Paths

+ - Industries

A degree in Applied Human Physiology provides applicable knowledge and skills to leverage across positions and industries particularly in relation to physical activity, health, exercise, nutrition, and athletic performance. Here are some of the most common industries:

  • Healthcare across all areas (Inpatient and Outpatient)
  • Research
  • Athletics
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Education
  • Government & Policy
  • Non-Profit

Next Steps after your Bachelor’s

+ - Early Career Opportunities

A Bachelor’s degree in Applied Human Physiology provides a critical set of skills that can be utilized across various positions and industries.

With a bachelor’s degree, entry-level full-time roles will often include support to healthcare professionals rather than providing direct treatment of advanced care and procedures.

If entering the field of healthcare and wish to be a practitioner, some students find that a graduate degree may be required to achieve their career goals.

+ - Continuing Your Education

Popular Certifications: 

While each program in graduate degrees will often have their own board and licensure exams, there are a few certifications that are popular in addition to earning a bachelor or graduate degree.

Popular Master’s Degrees

Popular Doctorate Degrees

There are different types of doctoral degrees, such as Doctor of Philosophy in a given area (Ph.D), Doctor of a specialty discipline, such as Physical Therapy (DPT) or Dentistry (DDS), or Medical Doctor (M.D. or D.O.) Individuals with Ph.D’s are often seen conducting research and working in higher education as faculty rather than practicing medicine or a given specialty.

Here are some popular areas of study and specialty:

  • Physical Therapy (Check out Chapman's Doctor of Physical Therapy program )
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary
  • Optometry
  • Medical Doctor (M.D.)
  • Medical Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O)

Networking and Organizations

+ - Chapman Student Organizations

Tri-Beta (National Science Student Honor Society)

Tri-Beta is a national honors biological society, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research, particularly for undergraduate students. The Chapman University Chapter of Beta Beta Beta holds bi-weekly meetings that are a time to connect with fellow students following the same pursuits and consist of graduate school preparation, guest speakers, and preparation for service events. There are no GPA requirement for becoming an associate member. In order to become a full member of Tri-Beta, a B grade average must be obtained in 3 separate biology courses.

Pre-PT/OT Club

The Pre-PT/Pre-OT Club is committed to the advancement of education and research opportunities to students passionate about the fields of physical therapy and/or occupational therapy. There are opportunities to meet with admission officers from graduate programs and help students secure internships and prepare for interviews. The goal is to provide students with the resources and educational tools that will lead them toward a successful future.

Pre-PA Club

The Pre-Physician Assistant Club aims to provide students with opportunities and resources to enhance their medical experience and enthusiasm for the physician assistant profession. The club provides educational tools, clinical experience, and guidance for pre-physician assistant students towards a successful medical education. The club brings admission officers from nearby PA schools and physician assistants to campus, as well as provide opportunities for clinical experience in the surrounding community. Through our meetings we foster a community of dedicated Chapman students and future physician assistants.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

The American Medical Student Association Pre-Medical Chapter of Chapman University (AMSA) is committed to providing the educational tools and resources needed for pre-medical and pre-health students to successfully navigate the path towards the next phase of their medical education. Through research, health seminars, community service, clinical experience, and physician interaction we aim to nurture a community of students dedicated to a life-long interest and career in the field of medicine

Global Medical Brigades

Global Medical Brigades spends the school year fundraising and collecting medical supplies to prepare to brigade in a foreign country. This year the brigade will be traveling to Nicaragua. The brigade allows students to set up a clinic in an impoverished area of the country and provide much needed medical care to those who wouldn't normally get that care

Emergency Medical Education Club 
The Emergency Medical Education Club is a group intended to introduce students to the field of emergency medicine both as providers and bystanders. During the semester we will have guest speakers come in to discuss different topics such as jobs in the field, medical emergencies and emergency preparedness. We will also offer resources for those interested to further their education. We will bring some resources to campus and we will also bring students to different training events off campus. For example, the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Foundation Conference is an event in which we will meet and discuss topics specifically relating to college students/EMTs across the country.


Chapman MEDLIFE is a student organization dedicated to helping communities in countries with little access to health care. Members of the chapter have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in mobile clinics around the world. These mobile clinics allow members to gain real-world experience of medical insecurity in developing nations. Participants are asked to help general physicians, dentists, and obstetricians of the country to treat native patient for a duration of one week, with additional time to absorb the country’s culture. Further, participants get to work alongside community member on MEDLIFE projects such as building staircases and homes for communities in need. In addition to fundraising, members will be educated on the difficulties faced by third-world countries and participate in local community service events

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