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Anatomy and Physiology

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This course bridges the gap between high school Biology and college-level Anatomy and Physiology. It provides students with a solid foundation and understanding of the parts and functions of the human body. The textbook is a college-level text, but the information covered in the course will not always be as in-depth as a college course (e.g., in allied health degree programs like nursing, physical therapy or public health). Each body system is covered, including skin, muscles, skeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, reproductive and others. There is a lab component to this course. Some labs are virtual, some are hands-on and some are research-based. The labs align with the topics covered and provide a deeper understanding of each topic. Students will also engage in case studies and presentations, and will have opportunity to talk with several guest speakers who are currently working in fields that use Anatomy and Physiology. All topics will be addressed in a respectful and professional manner from a biblical perspective.

Notes and Requirements
Grade Levels*:
11, 12
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)

Lab Work: Lab exercises reinforce the concepts covered in the class and provide a hands-on learning experience with the course content. However, this course does not have sufficient lab work to fulfill the requirements of a high school “lab science”.

Career Planning: This course is ideal for students considering college or career in nursing or other allied health fields, to prepare students for the challenging Anatomy and Physiology course(s) they will take in college. Students considering biological sciences, pre-medical, or pre-dental undergraduate majors should should consider TPS AP Biology.

Reviews from Students and Parents

“The teacher explained the material in an organized manner that made difficult concepts more comprehensible. His passion for Anatomy & Physiology was clear and contagious. I left each class with a fresh understanding of how a certain part of the body works, and more than anything else, how the different parts of the body work in amazing ways to keep us alive.”

Jed J

“As someone who wants a career in the health field (but unsure what specific occupation), this class was crucial and incredibly helpful for me to get some knowledge of the human body and its systems so I could narrow down what my interests are. My parents (who are both in the medical field) were amazed that our class covered the details that we did. In addition, the information we learned was both deep and helpful; I did not feel like I was learning too much or in too much detail.”

Leilani W