WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Physiology


This page contains 2020/2021 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


Course Physiology
Qualifications M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration 5 – 6 Years
Suitability Science Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Physiology related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Physiology. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.


You must be a Science student for you to study Physiology 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.

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That is the O level / 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 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. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Physiology must include:

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

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Physiology. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Physiology, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Physiology

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Physiology that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Physiology. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Physiology must include:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Physiology, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Zoology


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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Physiology, don’t give up. You should consider other Physiology similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

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 read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Physiology in Nigeria

  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
  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)
  15. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  16. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  17. Gregory University, Uturu
  18. University of Ibadan (UI)
  19. Igbinedion University Okada
  20. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  21. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  22. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  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

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Cut-off Mark for Physiology course

As you can see, more than one University offers Physiology. This means the cut-off mark for Physiology varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Physiology is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Physiology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Physiology at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Physiology for 6 years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for 5 years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.


Physiology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Physiology is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.


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Can a science or art student study Physiology?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Physiology at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Physiology is through GCE.

Course Description for Physiology:

Physiology is a sister course to Physiology. 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.

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Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Physiology in WAEC. But note this — 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 Physiology below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Physiology had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….


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 Physiology

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