Human Physiology, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in human physiology requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Department of Health and Human Physiology courses. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses taken for the minor and in all UI courses to earn the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Transfer credit does not count toward the minor.

Students who earn a BS in human physiology may not earn the minor in human physiology.

The minor is designed to provide in-depth study of human structure and function. Students must complete a human physiology course plus elective coursework as indicated in the "Electives" course list. Some of these courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for the course.

The minor in human physiology requires the following coursework.

Core Courses

Course # Title Hours
One of these:
HHP:3500Human Physiology3
HHP:3550Human Physiology with Laboratory5


Course # Title Hours
10-12 s.h. from these:
HHP:3105Anatomy for Human Physiology3
HHP:3110Advanced Anatomy Laboratory2
HHP:3115Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab5
HHP:3300Human Growth and Motor Development3
HHP:3450Immunology in Health and Disease3
HHP:4110Advanced Human Anatomy Laboratory4
HHP:4130Skeletal Muscle Physiology3
HHP:4150Clinical Exercise Physiology3
HHP:4250Human Pathophysiology3
HHP:4260Respiratory Pathophysiology3
HHP:4300Sensorimotor Neurophysiology3
HHP:4410Integrative Physiology of Exercise3
HHP:4440Physiology of Nutrition3
HHP:4450Human Genetics and Disease3-4
HHP:4460Cardiovascular Physiology3
HHP:4470/ASP:4470Physiology of Aging3
HHP:4490International Health: Experiential Learning3
HHP:4510Energetics in Health and Disease3