The University of Oregon

Mascot: The Duck

Campus History and Origin

The University of Oregon is a public institution that was founded in 1876. It is located in Eugene and the size of the campus is 295 acres. The construction on the first building began in 1873. Five faculty members then taught the first group of students in 1876. Two years later, they produced their first graduating class: John C. Whiteaker, George S. Washburne, Robert S. Bean, Matthew S. Wallis, and Nellie A. Condon. But their early years also had some challenges. They nearly closed in 1881 because of a debt of $8,182. But luckily a man named Henry Villard donated $7,000 to pay it down. They then named their second building after him. The enrollment shot up in the post–World War II years, and again in the 1960s, when the number of students increased by more than 70 percent. Today, more than 24,000 students, from all 50 states and more than 95 countries, study at Oregon.

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Admission Requirements

A. Graduate from a standard or accredited high school. Check to see if your high school is on the list of regional accreditors.

B. Earn a C– or better in 15 college preparatory courses.

  • English—4 years. All four years should be in preparatory composition and literature with emphasis on and frequent practice in writing expository prose.
  • Mathematics—3 years. Must include first-year algebra and two additional years of college-preparatory mathematics, including Algebra II (or equivalent) or higher. An advanced mathematics course is highly recommended in your senior year. Algebra and geometry taken prior to ninth grade are acceptable.
  • Science—3 years. Must include a year each in two fields of college-preparatory science such as biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and physical science. One year of laboratory science is recommended.
  • Social Studies—3 years. Complete three years of social studies from such areas as global studies, history, or social studies electives.
  • Second language—2 years. The UO offers several options for meeting the second-language requirement.

C. Submit your official high school transcripts. Transcripts should show courses through at least the end of eleventh grade. Upon graduation, submit a final transcript confirming graduation and showing all academic course work

D. Submit SAT or ACT scores.We accept SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (with the optional writing component). We prefer scores to be sent directly from the testing service, but we do accept scores reported on official high school transcripts or reported by the high school counselor on the paper application for admission. If you plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics, however, we must receive your scores from the testing service. When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT Reasoning Test is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

E. Submit an application essay.The UO is interested in learning more about you. Write an essay of 500 words or less that shares information that we cannot find elsewhere on your application. Any topic you choose is welcome. Some ideas you might consider include your future ambitions and goals, a special talent, extracurricular activity, or unusual interest that sets you apart from your peers, or a significant experience that influenced your life. If you are applying to the UO's Robert D. Clark Honors College, feel free to resubmit your honors college application essay.

Tuition and Costs

                                                                              Residents                 Nonresidents

Tuition and Fees                                                    $10,287                       $32,022

On-Campus Housing                                             $11,430                       $11,430

Books and Supplies                                               $1,068                         $1,068

Personal Expenses                                                $2,382                         $2,382

Estimated Total                                                     $25,167                        $46,902       

Campus Life: Take A Hike

Participate in the 17th Annual Faculty/Staff Walk or Fun Run. This one-mile walk or 5k Fun Run starts/finishes at the Student Recreation Center Turf Field. Walk or run with other faculty & staff and win some great prizes!

Degree Plan: Human Physiology

100-level General Education courses                            

  • HPHY 101 Exercise as Medicine (4 credits)
  • HPHY 102 Exercise and Wellness across the Life Span (4)
  • HPHY 103 Exercise and Performance (4)
  • HPHY 104 Understanding Human Disease (4)
  • HPHY 105 Principles of Nutrition (4)                                               

200-level Required of Major

  • HPHY 211 Medical Terminology (3)
  • HPHY 212 Evidence, Inference, and Biostatistics (4)                                    

300-level Required of Major

  • HPHY 321 Human Anatomy I (5)
  • HPHY 322 Human Physiology I (5)
  • HPHY 323 Human Anatomy II (5)
  • HPHY 324 Human Physiology II (5)
  • HPHY 325 Human Anatomy and Physiology III (5)
  • HPHY 371 Physiology of Exercise (4)                                               

300-level Electives

  • HPHY 333 Motor Control (4)
  • HPHY 362 Tissue, Injury, and Repair (4)                                                               
  • HPHY 381 Biomechanics (4)                                                      

400-level Electives

  • HPHY 401 Research (1-15)
  • HPHY 403 Thesis (1-4)
  • HPHY 404 Internship (1-15)
  • HPHY 408 Workshop
  • HPHY 409 Anatomy/Physiology Teaching Assistant
  • HPHY 409 Practicum (1-15)
  • HPHY 420/520 Human Cadaver Dissection (1)                                        

400-level Capstone

  • HPHY 410/475 Science of Athletic Performance (4)
  • HPHY 412/512 Sleep Physiology (4)
  • HPHY 413/513 Muscle Structure, Function, & Plasticity (4)
  • HPHY 414/514 Muscle Metabolism (4)                                                
  • HPHY 421 Pathophysiology (4)
  • HPHY 410/422 Physiology of Obesity (4)
  • HPHY 433/533 Neurophysiology of Concussion (4)
  • HPHY 434/534 Movement Disorders (4)
  • HPHY 410/435 Physiology of Fatigue (4)
  • HPHY 441 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3)
  • HPHY 443 Clinical Pharmacology (4)
  • HPHY 460 Lumbar and Pelvic Functional Anatomy (4)
  • HPHY 462 Therapeutic Techniques (4)
  • HPHY 470/570 Environmental Physiology (4)
  • HPHY 473/572 High Altitude Medicine & Physiology (4)
  • HPHY 480 Technology Development in Human Physiology (4)                       

600-level courses                                                                

  • HPHY 607 Seminar in Human Physiology (1)
  • HPHY 611 Professional Skills I: Effective Teaching (1)
  • HPHY 612 Professional Skills II: Responsible Research (1)
  • HPHY 613 Professional Skills III: Career Development (1)
  • HPHY 621 Systems Physiology I (4)
  • HPHY 622 Systems Physiology II (4)
  • HPHY 623 Systems Physiology III (4)
  • HPHY 660 Basic Science in Clinical Decisions (4)
  • HPHY 661 Manual Therapy: Movement Patterns, Core Stability (2)
  • HPHY 662 Manual Therapy: Spine, Lower Quadrant (2)
  • HPHY 668 Physiology of Injury (4)
  • HPHY 669 The Female Athlete (3)
  • HPHY 670 Advanced Respiratory Physiology (4)
  • HPHY 671 Therapeutic Restoration of Biomotor Abilities (4)                                       
  • HPHY 676 Human Cardiovascular Control (4)                                           
  • HPHY 684 Kinematics of Human Movement (4)
  • HPHY 685 Kinetics of Human Movement (4)

Cover Letter

Mr. Rodriguez

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

5005 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX 79920

Dear Mr. Rodriguez,

I am interested in applying for the physical therapist position at the U.S. Army Medical Command agency. As a 2022 graduate of Oregon college, I have a lot of experience in this profession and worked many times with patients.

At the present time I am working with patients that have been injured while in the line of duty or playing sports. This position enables me to provide the care and rehabilitation that these people need in order to get them back to their normal selves. I am challenged each and everyday to do just that.

Ever since I have been pursuing this career, I have always had a passion to learn more and be the best at what I do. This position has allowed me to work with many patients that I have seen restore function and improve mobility. Which makes me so proud on how I am able to change a person’s life.

It is also my goal to bring all my years of experience with the ability to be compassionate, patient, intelligent physical therapist who will make a positive contribution to your workforce. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.


Isaac Gonzalez

1528 Hillside Dr.


Letter of Recommendation

To Whom it May Concern:

I write this letter for Isaac Gonzalez for the position of a physical therapist. Isaac is a hard working student and has a warm heart for his dream of being a physical therapist. Isaac Gonzalez is a person with a great character and a warm personality towards other people. He would take care of these people with injuries. He is a very hard working person at everything he does and will maintain his great and warm personality with all his patients.

Isaac has many abilities such as being able to work under pressure. He is able to take directions very well and also works well with other people. I have observed Mr. Gonzalez and seen as he has matured. He has increasingly been more motivated to become a physical therapist and has become the best at what he does. He has shown amazing skills in this profession and has shown a great love to those other people that he has help. These skills and abilities of him will guarantee a great future and success in the profession of physical therapy.

Isaac Gonzalez is applying to have the opportunity to be able to help more patients and have a greater learning experience to be the best at what he does. It is no doubt that him being a heart warming person as well as very hard working and dedicated, he will bring much success in the near future. If you would like to talk more about Isaac Gonzalez you may contact me at or by phone: (915)603-2599

Elian Estrada

Physical Therapist

El Paso, TX 79938


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