Human physiology

Human physiology seeks to answer unresolved questions about how our bodies work. It provides the basis of modern medicine, and connects science and health. 

The Human Physiology Group at Massey offers an exciting range of programmes and undertakes research that makes a difference to the wellbeing of the nation.

Physiology study


You have many study options in human physiology at Massey. You can combine physiology with other disciplines such as nutrition, sport and exercise, biochemistry or molecular biology to get a real multidisciplinary approach.

Studying human physiology offers exciting opportunities to explore how our bodies carry out their numerous and often complex daily activities.

Get more information about our programmes below.



Physiology research


Our research focuses on the key areas of the cardiovascular, immune and endocrine systems, with a particular emphasis on the development of these systems during gestation and their primary cellular functions.

Key research areas

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Our staff are active researchers and provide high-quality teaching.

Human Physiololgy Facilities


The Human Physiology Group has a range of facilities including New Zealand’s only two Bod Pods and a DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) unit. We also have biochemistry and in-vitro laboratories for cell culture and isolated tissue work.

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