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This minor is an innovative sequence of courses designed to enhance the undergraduate student's academic preparation for clinical and research graduate programs. Designed for students interested in graduate study in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, exercise physiology, and biomechanics; the minor provides a foundation of knowledge on the science of human movement as it pertains to both health and human performance.


Students must have completed at least 30 credits of undergraduate coursework in order to enroll in the minor.


Students should be familiar with university-wide requirements for minors described in AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: RHBS

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 17

Students must earn a C- or better in each course of the 17-credit curriculum to successfully complete the minor.

Required Courses

RHBS 270Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
RHBS 271Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
RHBS 350Clinical Physiology and Human Performance3
RHBS 415Clinical Movement Science I3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Health, Disease and Dysfunction
Applied Biomechanics in Rehabilitation
Gait and Functional Movement Analysis
Neural Basis of Movement
Clinical Assessment of Functional Capacity
Physical Activity and Public Health
Clinical Movement Science II
Exercise Endocrinology
Adult Health and Function
Advanced Functional Clinical Assessments
Psychosocial Adaptation in Rehabilitation
Research in Rehabilitation Science (Mason Core)
Directed Research
Total Credits17