Penn Foster offers a two-part online program introducing students to the human body. Part one of the program focuses on human anatomy. The course details cells, tissues, organs, endocrine, hematic, and skeletal body systems. Part two introduces physiological aspects such as the cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, reproductive, respiratory, immune, and urinary systems. Students also study about the proper functioning of metabolism, body temperature, and pathopsychology. More specialized topics of study include pregnancy and human development.
By completing the Anatomy and Physiology Certificate program, students demonstrate the ability to identity basic anatomy, describe physiological functions of the human body, and analyze and differentiate the between the body systems. To demonstrate competency, students will be able to apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to specific cases. Students also perform a research study on selected topics related to anatomy and physiology.
Once accepted into the program, students may begin immediately. The study materials are shipped directly for convenience. After each lesson, students are required to take an exam on the lesson and may proceed when they receive a passing grade.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and accredited by Cognia and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score