Education Committee

The Society's Bylaws specify:

ARTICLE V. Section 4. Education Committee
An Education Committee...shall conduct such educational, teaching, and recruitment programs as may be required or deemed advisable....

This Committee is composed of 12 regular members of the Society. Representatives from other physiology groups may also be appointed by Council. The chairperson is an ex officio member of Council without vote. The Liaison to the Education Committee from the Teaching of Physiology Section, the editor of Advances in Physiology Education,

The duties of the Education Committee are to provide leadership and guidance in the area of physiology education of K-12, undergraduate a, graduate, and professional students to encourage excellence in physiology education and the development of young scientists. The education Committee should promote interests in, and the understanding of, careers in the physiological sciences.

More specifically the Education Committee will:

  • Provide APS programs and fellowships to encourage physiology education and the development of young scientists.
  • Promote excellence in the K-12 science education by providing teaching materials, workshops, and research opportunities for students and teachers.
  • Promote and support undergraduate physiology education including development of programs and awards for undergraduate research
  • Work with the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology (ACDP) and other committees/organizations of the development of resources and programs to emphasize and enhance professional skills among trainees.
  • Provide continuing education to physiologists through journals, refresher course, professional skill courses, mentoring resources, and the development of online interactive materials.
  • Develop and maintain online resources supporting excellence in medical physiology (e.g., Medical Physiology Courses Directors website) and basic physiology and science education (e.g., APS Archive of Teaching Resources).
  • Work With other APS committees and professional societies to provide resources and professional development in physiology education and training.
  • Provide policy statements and rationales on education issues (e.g., use of animals in physiology education and K-12 outreach).