Exercise Biology, Minor College of Biological Sciences

Learn how physical activity levels impact human form and function. The courses are designed to foster intellectual curiosity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, in the context of understanding organismal animal (including human) biology.

Faculty Advisor

Aldrin V. Gomes, Ph.D.


Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) in 1023 Katherine Esau Science Hall (formerly Sciences Laboratory Building); 530-752-0410.

Only one course used to satisfy a requirement for the minor may be applied toward a student’s major.

Choose at least 15 units:15
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Metabolism
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Exercise & Aging in Health & Disease
Physiology of Maximal Human Performance
Neuromuscular & Behavioral Aspects of Motor Control
Kinesiology: Analysis & Control of Human Movement
Exercise Biology or other approved course; an additional 3 upper division units from either the previous list of Exercise Biology (EXB) courses or from:3
Human Gross Anatomy
Systemic Physiology
Genes & Gene Expression
Cell Biology
Biomolecules & Metabolism
Total Units18