Program Goals and Outcomes

Anatomy and Physiology Course Goals and Outcomes

Penn Foster's online Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Program can help current healthcare workers refresh their skills and set a strong foundation for those looking to enter the healthcare field.

Anatomy and Physiology


1 month

Total cost $329

1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Program Goal

To provide students with the knowledge of the major body systems necessary in many health careers, which can aid a medical professional seeking to reinforce the skills you need to analyze and interpret medical reports or an allied health professional preparing for licensure and certification exams.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of the human body, including anatomy and its various branches, chemical organization, cells, tissues, organs, and various body systems, as well as special topics like body planes, directional terms, cavities, regions, pregnancy, and human development.
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining homeostasis in the body.
  • Discuss the processes involved with the senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
  • Identify common disorders and dysfunctions that may occur within the various organ systems

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