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Admission Requirement to Study Physiology

Admission Requirement to Physiology including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry subject combination, Course Description, Career opportunities, Job Vacancies etc 


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What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination (requirement) to study Physiology?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (or combination of O level result) to study Physiology. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations for Physiology must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject



Now you know the subject needed to study Physiology, do you know which Nigeria Universities offer Physiology?
Nigeria Universities offering Physiology are:

  1. AAU
  2. ABU
  3. ABUAD
  4. AUE
  5. COOU
  7. BASU
  10. UNIBEN
  11. BOWEN
  12. UNICAL
  14. DELSU
  16. FUTA
  18. University of Ibadan (UI)


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) to study Physiology?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combinations to study Physiology are

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology


What is Direct Entry requirement to study Physiology?
Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Zoology


Course Description for Physiology: 
Physiology is a sister course to Anatomy. Physiology integrates medicine and health as well as science to formulate a model for understanding how the human body adapts to stresses, physical activity, and diseases. The study of human physiology integrates knowledge across many levels, including biochemistry, cell physiology, organ systems, and the body as a whole. The human physiology program provides the scientific foundation necessary for professional studies in medicine, physical therapy, and other health-science fields….. 


Where can I work with a Degree in Physiology? 
Having a Degree in Physiology does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.



The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Physiology have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in lieu of Credit. And some may accept or reject the combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the Special Consideration.

Special Consideration for Physiology

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Physiology?

(i) University of Ibadan (UI) – As for Biochemistry.

(ii) UNICAL and UNIPORT (PHC) – No direct entry.

(iii) UNILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(iv) UNILAG accepts very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

(v) AAU – Same as for Medical Lab. Science.

(vi) LAUTECH accepts ‘A’ Level passes in Biology and Chemistry or Physics or ND with Upper Credit or /HND in relevant discipline.

(v) UNIBEN accepts: (a) Three Advance level passes in GCE or HSC or any of their equivalent at not more than two sittings. Subjects are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Zoology in addition to O’ level requirements. (b) At least a second Class Lower Degree from a recognised University in any of the following. B.C Biological Sciences (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany)

What is WAEC, NECo, GCE Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Physiology?

(i) UNILORIN accepts a pass in English Language with distinction in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) – As in Medicine and Surgery.

(iii) UNIBEN at least five ‘O’ level credit passes in WARC, SSCE/GCE, NECO/SSCE or any other recognised equivalent at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Physiology?

(i) OOU accepts any three of Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

(ii) BABCOCK – Same as for Anatomy


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