WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Physiology

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Physiology, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more…

    • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
    • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]


You must be a Science student with a good background in Science subjects for you to study this course in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Physiology

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Physiology in Nigeria universities. The required subject combination must include:

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

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Physiology, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Physiology

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to register in jamb) to study Physiology are

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Physiology

Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Zoology


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Universities offering Physiology in Nigeria are:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  8. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  9. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  10. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  11. Bowen University, Iwo
  12. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  13. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  14. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  15. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  16. Federal University of Technology, Akure Click to read conditions
  17. Gregory University, Uturu
  18. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  19. Igbinedion University Okada
  20. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  21. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  22. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  23. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  24. Madonna University, Okija
  25. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  26. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  27. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (OSUMS)
  28. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  29. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  30. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  31. University of Uyo

Cut-off Mark for Physiology

As you can see above, there are over 31 Universities offering Physiology. This means the cut-off mark for this Physiology varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here.  Physiology is a good course though not listed among the top best science courses. This does not mean you should change your mindset towards this course. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Physiology is how many years course?

Physiology is a four to five years course


Physiology is under which faculty?

Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.


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.


Special Consideration

Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar…

Special Consideration

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

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

(ii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No direct entry.

(iii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

(v) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Same as for Medical Lab. Science.

(vi) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ‘A’ Level passes in Biology and Chemistry or Physics or ND with Upper Credit or /HND in relevant discipline.

(v) University of Benin (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) University of Ilorin (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) University of Benin (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) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accepts any three of Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

(ii) Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo – Same as for Anatomy

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