Anatomy and Physiology Certificate
Penn Foster

Program Details

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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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which 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 for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score