What is the difference between anatomy and physiology?
While anatomy and physiology are related and thus usually taught together, there is a slight difference between the two. Anatomy is the study of the structures of the human body and physiology is the study of the function of these body parts and how they relate to one another.
How long does it take to learn anatomy and physiology?
Penn Foster's Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Program can take anywhere from three to seven months to complete, depending upon the pace at which you choose to study.
What careers are available with an anatomy and physiology certificate?
A background in anatomy and physiology can provide a sound foundation for a variety of healthcare careers. Many graduates can look forward to finding work with physical and massage therapists, assisting doctors and nurses in different healthcare settings, or working in laboratories.
Can you take anatomy and physiology online?
Yes! All of Penn Foster's programs are 100% online and self-paced, allowing you to study when and where it works best for you.