Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • An affordable general education course
  • Expert instructors with decades of industry experience
  • 4-credit prerequisite for our Practical Nurse program

Program duration: 8 weeks.

Available schedules: Weekday & Online 

Enrollment is ongoing for all 2024 Human Anatomy and Physiology courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

This course may not transfer to other colleges.

Human Anatomy and Physiology course info

Course Description

The Human Anatomy and Physiology course at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is a 4-credit-hour (60-clock-hour) course focused on the normal structure and functioning of the human body, basic chemistry, cellular structure, and principles of microbiology as the science relates to infection and infection control.

Through classroom and laboratory instruction, this course provides an understanding of the gross structure and normal functions of the human body, including normal processes of the different organs, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic systems.

Included in this course are principles of basic chemistry and microbiology and medical terminology as it relates to defining human anatomy and its processes. This course provides a solid background for assessing deviations from normal body structure and functions caused by illness.

Course Topics

  • List and describe the parts of a typical human cell.
  • List and define the directional terms and planes used in describing the body and the interrelationship between body parts.
  • Define and explain the process of homeostasis.
  • Discuss the structure and function of organic and inorganic chemical compounds.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of tissues that make up the human body.
  • List and describe the tissues forming the organs of each body system.
  • List and describe each organ of the body.
  • Give the exact location of each organ and structure of the body.
  • List and explain the general functions of the structures forming each body system.
  • Describe some of the disorders associated with each body system.
  • Describe the physiology of the organs, tissues, cells, and chemicals of each body system.
  • Explain the function of each body system in maintaining homeostasis within the body.

General Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set

Prospective applicants must submit or meet each of the requirements listed, and copies of required documents must be submitted to the admissions office before the first day of class.

If you cannot obtain each requirement prior to the start date of your selected program or course, you will need to postpone your enrollment and resubmit a registration for a later start date.

Enrollments are conditional until all fees, paperwork, and admission requirements are completed.

Course Textbook

The required textbooks that will be used throughout this course are:

  • Structure & Function of the Body, 16th Edition, by Kevin Patton.
    ISBN Number: 9780323597791
  • Study Guide for Structure & Function of the Body, 16th Edition, by Kevin Patton. – ISBN Number: 9780323598255


The cost for both books is NOT included in the total cost of the course.

It is the student’s responsibility to purchase and obtain the required course textbook and workbook in time for the start of class on the course start date. 

The textbook can be purchased or rented directly on campus for an additional fee. The workbook is also available for purchase on campus for an additional fee but cannot be rented. Please contact us for pricing details.

Students may also acquire the textbook and workbook themselves from any online or brick-and-mortar vendor of their choice such as Amazon, Chegg, Elsevier, Barnes & Noble, etc. If purchasing the textbook independently, students should be sure to verify the textbook edition and ISBN number match what is listed above.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

The Human Anatomy and Physiology course is a 4-credit prerequisite course for the Practical Nurse program.

Course Schedule

Human Anatomy and Physiology is an 8-week course with both an Online and in-person Weekday schedule option. Online class sessions are held synchronously with the instructor via the Blackboard Learning Management System.

The course features 15 hours of lab time and 45 hours of classroom instruction. At the end of the course, students are awarded a certificate of completion.

Class Time
Weekday (Tue. & Thur.)
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (in person)
Online (Tue. , Thur. , Fri.)
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Tue. & Thur. and 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Fri. (online)

Available Start Dates

Classes for the in-person Weekday schedule take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m for 8 weeks.

The following start dates are available:

  • More dates coming soon!

Classes for the Online schedule option take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 8 weeks. Online class sessions are live (synchronous) with the instructor. 

The following start dates are available:

  • Sep. 24 – Nov. 15, 2024

Cost and Registration

The Human Anatomy and Physiology course is $1,400.00 which includes the cost of tuition. The cost of textbooks is not included. There is an additional $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. 

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash – (must be exact change)
  • Money order – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Cashier’s check – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Zelle – (Zelle payments are to be sent to


Tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class unless the student has been approved for funding by a third-party sponsor or has been approved for a tuition payment plan. Students must meet with our admissions staff and sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement to be approved for a payment plan.

To speak with our admissions staff about this course, text or leave a voicemail at (913) 708-8323 . You can also speak to us in person at
10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204 

If you’ve made up your mind, register and start the enrollment process now by clicking the green button.