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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.

Grade Levels*:
11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of TPS Biology
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• Teacher approval based on review of Readiness Questionnaire

Notes and Conditions

Lab Activities: 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."

Transcript 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.

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“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

“This course provides thorough background study as well as in-depth discussion of human anatomy and physiology. By doing the assigned work, you really can’t avoid learning! The virtual labs teach students to not only repeat the information we learn but also to apply it. I think this is an incredible course to take before entering the medical field or for anyone interested in human anatomy.”

Anna D

“Definitely one of the most interesting courses I’ve ever taken in TPS! This course goes into detail about the structures of the human body and how they work. The teacher provides a variety of ways for us to practice and learn what we were taught in class, including readings, videos, experiments, and games. This course has prepared me so well for a major in Exercise Science at university next year! I highly recommend this course!!”

Sarah C

“This course gives an excellent, detailed overview of the human body. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on this class, as it is challenging, but you will also learn a lot! I now have a better and deeper understanding of the body, and I find this knowledge especially applicable in my daily life.”

Ariel S

“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 is planning on pursuing a career in the performing arts, my body is my instrument for my future. This class taught me so much about the body and not only how it functions, but also how to properly take care of it. The teacher presented the material in a way which made sense and also made class much more entertaining to be in.”

Bella G
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