Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology (Minor)

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology (Minor)

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Course codes have changed for many Kinesiology courses. Download the new course codes here.

What is applied human anatomy and physiology?

Applied human anatomy and physiology is an interdisciplinary minor designed for students interested in pursuing degrees in medicine and allied health. Students may combine this minor with majors such as the biomedical sciences, exercise science, health sciences, nursing, or occupational therapy to prepare for advanced graduate studies or medical school. You’ll be introduced to topics including the physiology of exercise, clinical kinesiology, musculoskeletal assessment, neurology, injuries, and the biology of aging.

Why study applied human anatomy and physiology at UNH?

At UNH, you’ll have an academic adviser who understands the requirements and nuances of applying for,and gaining successful admission to,advanced degree programs. The College of Health and Human Services is also home to many leading centers and institutes devoted to applied research and practical expertise including cardiac rehabilitation and therapeutic recreation.

Potential career areas

  • Athletic training
  • Chiropractic care
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
Department of Kinesiology
New Hampshire Hall, 124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2071

Curriculum & Requirements

The minor is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing degrees in medicine and allied health.

Admission to the applied Human Anatomy & Physiology minor is based on successful completion of BMS 507 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & BMS 508 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or ANSC 511 Anatomy and Physiology and ANSC 512 Anatomy and Physiology (or equivalent accepted by minor adviser) with a grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Minor Requirements

EXSC 620Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 652Clinical Kinesiology4
KIN 653AMusculoskeletal Assessment2
KIN 706
KIN 707
Neurology
and Neurology Lab
6
Select one of the following:4
EXSC 527
Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness
EXSC 607
Biology of Aging
KIN 505
Activity, Injuries and Disease
Total Credits20

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