Minor in Physiology

Physiology is a highly integrative and complex discipline that provides the foundation for careers in many areas of scientific research, engineering design, clinical practice and public policy. As such, the School of Applied Physiology within the College of Sciences supports this minor concentration in Physiology. The School of Applied Physiology already offers a certificate; thus, the ability to offer a minor with a modest increase in credit hours is feasible and within the capacity of the host School. The curriculum includes both core courses and electives that are currently offered, and provides fundamental training in the structure and function of the human body (anatomy and physiology) as well as in-depth areas within the discipline (muscle physiology, exercise physiology, motor control, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, nutrition) and applications of this knowledge (sport science, medicine).


Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Program of Study

Required Courses
APPH/BIOL 3753Anatomy3
APPH/BIOL 3754Anatomy Lab1
APPH/BIOL 3755Human Physiology3
APPH/BIOL 3756Physiology Lab1
Select a minimum of four credit hours from the following:4
Intro to Sport Science
Survey of Medicine
Exercise Physiology
Human Neuroanatomy
Muscle Struct&Plasticity
Undergraduate Research (3 credits maximum)
Select one of the following:3
Cell Molecular Biol
Cell Molecular Biol Lab
Animal Physiology
Developmental Biology
Systems Physiology
Biomed Instrumentation
Biomedicine & Culture
Biofluid Mechanics
Biosolid Mechanics
Abnormal Psychology
Behavioral Pharmacology
Total Credit Hours15
  • Students must earn ‘C’ or higher in each minor course (no pass/fail credits)
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.