Student Career Resources

Challenging and exciting careers don’t just happen. They require planning and research as well as hard work. Get a jump start on your future by using the career planning resources linked below:

  • Want to have a dynamic and supportive professional society in your corner? Become an undergraduate member of the American Physiological Society (APS).
  • Exploring possible careers? Check out the PowerPoint slides on physiology careers and the Career Web for Undergraduates.
  • Looking for the perfect undergraduate or graduate college or university? Check out Institutions Granting Degrees in Physiology and the Undergraduate Career Web.
  • Want to learn the skills that science professionals need to succeed? Check out the APS/ACDP List of Professional Skills for Physiologists and Trainees and the Professional Skills Training Courses Offered by APS. Also, visit the Career Development Mentoring Forum.
  • Want to learn how to interview for a job, be an outstanding teacher or balance a career and family? Check out the many webinars and talks on the Career Development Mentoring Forum.

APS Membership for Undergraduates

APS now offers a membership option for undergraduate students interested in physiology.

APS/ACDP List of Professional Skills for Physiologists and Trainees

List of important professional development skills for physiology trainees.

Career Development and Mentoring Forum

Forums on topics of interest, such as career options, balancing career and family, job search/interviewing, managing lab and personnel, teaching, and advancement/promotion,

Career Web for Undergraduates

Website with information on careers in science and physiology, graduate school, and other issues of interest to undergraduates.

Higher Education Programs Brochure

This resource brochure contains information about available awards, fellowships and career development opportunities for individuals at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels.

Institutions Granting Degrees in Physiology

Searchable list of institutions that offer courses of study in special areas of physiology.

Professional Skills Training

This project promotes the development of key professional skills among trainees by creating effective live and online interactive courses that are appropriate for students in any life science discipline.