Anatomy and Physiology


Course Description:
The body is an instrument. As students explore the organization of the human body and how it works, they will become even more aware of God’s amazing design and purpose for their physical bodies. Students will acquire knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how it can cope with many different situations. Students will study body systems in order to understand how their structure, location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body. They will also consider how the body can be used in their worship of God, promoting spiritual growth and serving as an analogy for spiritual truths. This version of Anatomy and Physiology is fully compatible with mobile devices. Students can access all course materials, interactives, and assessments from their tablet or smartphone.

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace while submitting assignments according to their target due dates. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Approved by:
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and University of California (UC)

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
(upper High School: 11th or 12th grade, some 10th graders

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles”.

Required Purchased Materials: