Penn Foster Career School

Certificate - Anatomy & Physiology

The Anatomy and Physiology Certificate program at Penn Foster Career School is designed to give students an overview of the structures and functions of the human body. Keep reading here to learn more about the Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Program.

Official Program Name:

Anatomy and Physiology Certificate

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

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Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Anatomy and Physiology Certificate is a two-part online program. The first part of the program explores the relationship between anatomy and physiology and introduces you to chemical organization, cells, tissues, and the structures and functions of the skeletal, muscular, endocrine, blood, and central nervous systems. The second part of the program continues with an emphasis on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, and reproductive systems; the functions of respiration, digestion, metabolism; and sexual reproduction, pregnancy, and birth. Additional topics include genomics, pathopsychology, and exercise physiology.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School supplies books and learning aids. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for the Anatomy and Physiology Certificate:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology - Part 1
    • Basic Concepts and Organ Systems
    • The Nervous System, the Senses, and the Endocrine System
  • Anatomy and Physiology - Part 2
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • The Lymphatic System, Immunity, and Infection Control
    • Respiration, Digestion, Nutrition, and the Urinary System
    • Reproduction and Genetics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who would like to prepare for challenging career opportunities in the healthcare industry may consider pursuing an associate degree after completing the Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Program. There are a wide range of associate degree programs they may be interested in, such as:

  • Medical Assistant Associate Degree

Career Paths:

The Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Program can serve as the first step towards a non-medical career in healthcare, or as part of continuing education and ongoing learning programs. The Anatomy and Physiology Certificate program may also provide some of the training needed for positions such as:

  • Pharmaceutical sales person
  • Medical records technician
  • Medical assistant

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