Exercise Physiology Minor

The Exercise Physiology Minor can be used to help prepare students for doctoral programs in physical therapy and graduate programs in exercise physiology if combined with another major in the natural sciences. The minor also can help prepare students for some certificates in athletic training. Please contact your advisor in the biology department to discuss your options for an optimal major to pair with this minor.

The exercise physiology minor requires 24 credit hours. 

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.
Co‐requisites must be taken during the same semester.

BIOL 110: Fundamentals of Cell Biology
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: Day- Declared major or minor in Health Science; declared minor in Exercise Physiology; declared major in Middle School Science Education; or declared major in Clinical & Behavioral Neuroscience. CCPS-BIOL 102.
An introductory course focusing on major biological concepts relating to molecular and cellular biology and genetics. Lecture and laboratory. Intended for students majoring in science?related disciplines.

BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
4 credit hours

An introduction to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Mammalian examples of major systems are studied in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory.

BIOL 206: Human Physiology
4 credit hours

This course examines the organization and function of the human body as a whole and the interrelations of its various systems, organs, tissues, and cells. Lecture and laboratory.

BIOL 302: Human Nutrition
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: DAY-BIOL 110 or BIOL 172. CCPS-CHEM 107. A study of food as it functions to meet body needs with emphasis on utilization, food sources, selection of adequate diets, individual, community, and world health problems and diet therapy.

BIOL 303: Kinesiology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 205.  A study of the human machine and its processes of motor functioning.

BIOL 331: Motor Learning
3 credit hours

A study of the motor learning process as applied to motor acquisition. Including a review of the interrelationship of physical development and motor learning. Preparation of plan for motor skill development for all populations.

BIOL 350: Exercise Physiology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 110 or BIOL 172; BIOL 206. Physiological effects on the human organism under different intensities, durations and environments.

*BIOL 110: Fundamentals of Cell Biology may be replaced by completing both BIOL 172 and BIOL 181.