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Exercise Biology

Are you interested in is the body's responses to physical activity? The exercise biology minor allows students to learn how physical activity levels impact human form and function from physiological, biomechanical and behavioral perspectives. The courses are designed to foster intellectual curiosity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, in the context of understanding organismal animal (including human) biology.


18 units

Choose at least 15 units:

  • EXB 101 Exercise Physiology (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 112 Clinical Exercise Physiology (4 units)
  • EXB 115 Biomechanical Bases of Movement (3 units)
  • EXB 117 Exercise and Aging in Health and Disease (3 units)
  • EXB 124 Physiology of Maximal Human Performance (4 units)
  • NPB 109 Kinesiology—Analysis and Control of Human Movement (4 units)
  • Exercise Biology or other approved course: (3 units)

Choose an additional 3 upper division units from either the previous list of Exercise Biology courses OR from:  

  • EXB 106 Human Gross Anatomy (4 units)
  • NPB 101 Systemic Physiology (5 units)
  • BIS 101 Genes and Gene Expression (4 units)
  • BIS 104 Cell Biology (3 units)
  • BIS 105 Biomolecules and Metabolism (3 units)

Total = 18 units


Minor Advisor

A. Gomes, Ph. D.
[email protected]
(530) 752-3207

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