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Human Physiology

Are you curious about how the body works? The human physiology minor exposes students to general and specialized courses related to human biology including courses such as exercise and aging in health and disease and exercise metabolism. Students who obtain a human physiology minor would be able to demonstrate knowledge of the physiological processes that allow animals to function in their environment. This minor provides a foundation for further training in health-related professions.

Requirements: 

20-26 units

Complete the following courses (9 units)

  • EXB 101 Exercise Physiology (4 units)
  • NPB 101 Systemic Physiology (5 units)

Choose one of the following courses (3-4 units)

  • EXB 102 Introduction to Motor Learning and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise (4 units)
  • EXB 110 Exercise Metabolism (3 units)
  • EXB 111 Environmental Effects on Physical Performance (3 units)
  • EXB 116 Nutrition for Physically Active Persons (3 units)
  • EXB 117 Exercise and Aging in Health and Disease (3 units)
  • EXB 125 Neuromuscular and Behavioral Aspects of Motor Control (3 units)
  • NPB 109 Kinesiology—Analysis and Control of Human Movement (4 units)

Choose one of the following courses (3-4 units)

  • NPB 113 Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Renal Physiology (4 units)
  • NPB 114 Gastrointestinal Physiology (3 units)
  • NPB 122 Developmental Endocrinology (3 units)
  • NPB 130 Physiology of the Endocrine Glands (4 units)
  • NPB 132 Nature vs. Nurture: Physiological Interactions Among Genes, Nutrients and Health (3 units)
  • NPB 157 Advanced Physiology of Animal/Human Disease (3 units)
  • NPB 168 Neurobiology of Addictive Drugs (4 units)

Choose one course from two of the following areas (5-9 units) 

  • Functional Anatomy (4 units)
    • CHA 101 Human Gross Anatomy (4 units)
  • Genetics and Development (3-5 units)
    • ANT 153 Human Biological Variation (5 units)
    • HDE 100C Adulthood and Aging (4 units)
    • HDE 101 Cognitive Development (4 units)
    • HDE 117 Longevity (4 units)
    • MCB 162 Human Genetics and Genomics (3 units)
  • Immunology (3 units)
    • MMI 188 Human Immunology (3 units)
  • Nutrition (2 units)
    • NUT 111B Recommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition (2 units)

Total = 20-26 units

 

Minor Advisors

H. Cheng, M. D., Ph. D.
hjcheng@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-5323

L. Miller
leemiller@ucdavis.edu
(530) 297-4474