About The APS

About the APS

The American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members. APS now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine (or other health professions).

APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of a President, President-Elect, Past President, and nine Councilors. The National Headquarters of the Society is based in Bethesda, Maryland, on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). APS is a member of FASEB, a coalition of 22 independent societies that plays an active role in lobbying for the interests of biomedical scientists.

APS publishes 14 scholarly journals covering all aspects of physiology, with legacy content going back to 1898, and the Society's newsletter. These highly regarded, peer reviewed journals examine major physiological systems from the cellular and molecular to the organ and system levels.