Human Physiology, Minor College of Biological Sciences

This 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 will 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.

Faculty Advisors

William DeBello, Ph.D., Lee Miller, 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.

Human Physiology
EXB 101Exercise Physiology4
NPB 101Systemic Physiology5
Choose one:3-4
Introduction to Motor Learning & the Psychology of Sport & Exercise
Exercise Metabolism
Exercise & Aging in Health & Disease
Neuromuscular & Behavioral Aspects of Motor Control
Kinesiology: Analysis & Control of Human Movement
Choose one:3-4
Cardiovascular, Respiratory, & Renal Physiology
Gastrointestinal Physiology
Physiology of the Endocrine Glands
Nature vs. Nurture: Physiological Interactions Among Genes, Nutrients & Health
Advanced Physiology of Animal/Human Disease
Neurobiology of Addictive Drugs
Choose one from two of the following areas:5-9
Functional Anatomy
Human Gross Anatomy
Genetics & Development
Human Genetics: Mutation & Migration
Adulthood & Aging
Cognitive Development
Human Genetics & Genomics
MMI 188AHuman Immunology3-4
or MMI 188B Human Immunology
Recommendations & Standards for Human Nutrition
Total Units23-30