The American Physiological Society  (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members. APS now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine (or other health professions).

APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of a President, President-Elect, Past President, and nine Councillors. The National headquarters of the Society is based in Bethesda, Maryland, on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

APS is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a coalition of 26 independent societies that plays an active role in lobbying for the interests of biomedical scientists.

Vision Statement

A global multidisciplinary community of scientists solving the major problems affecting life and health.

Mission Statement

To advance scientific discovery, understand life, and improve health.

View The American Physiological Society's Bylaws. Current bylaws will be added.
The APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of the President, the President-Elect, the immediate Past President, and nine Councillors.
Read about five men who have long been considered the founders of The American Physiological Society.
Operational Guide
View the APS' Operational Guide. (last update: 2014)
Read about the APS Presidents from the past to the present.
Staff Directory
Contact information for Departments and staff of APS.
Strategic Plan
In 2017, the APS set out to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to identify specific opportunities the Society should pursue over the next three-five years...