Graduate Certificate in Human Anatomy

This 12-hour certificate will prepare individuals to teach gross anatomy in a variety of health professions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, nursing, medicine, respiratory therapy, radiological sciences, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, dietetics, athletic training, exercise physiology/sport sciences, and chiropractic. A strong science foundation and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required for admission.

The purpose of this certificate is to meet the shortage of qualified professionals to teach anatomy in the health professions. This unique hybrid certificate program includes 4 online courses with a final 5-day intensive course on campus (in May), where human cadaver dissection leads to increased knowledge, skills and new ways of teaching anatomy and laboratory techniques. Unique to this certificate is incorporation and application of differential diagnosis and diagnostic imaging utilizing clinical anatomy. Developmental embryology is covered in Neuroscience.

To receive the certificate, one must complete all 12 hours and earn a minimum grade of C in all coursework. Tuition is $599 per credit hour or $7,188 for the full certificate. Classes begin August 31, 2020, and the certificate application deadline is August 15, 2020. The first on-campus session is tentatively slated for May 18-22, 2021.

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Degrees

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Anatomy

Why earn your certificate in Human Anatomy from HSU?

Photo of HSU students dissecting pig's feet in biology lab.

Online/Hybrid

12-hour Hybrid Certificate Program including online and hands-on human cadaver dissection.

Designed for the Medical Professional

PTs, OTs, SLPs, Nursing, RT, ATC, Exercise Science College Instructors can all benefit from this certificate and be qualified to teach.

Program Details

Courses Offered Through 11 Months

  • PHYT 7103 Differential Diagnosis and its Anatomical Implication (Online – Spring)
  • PHYT 7202 Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Anatomy ( Online – Fall or Summer)
  • PHYT 7301 Clinical Anatomy for Anatomy Certification program (Online – Fall)
  • PHYT 7304 Clinical Neuroanatomy for Anatomy Certification (Online – Spring)
  • PHYT 7308 Clinical Anatomy and Neuroanatomy Lab(Hands on-full cadaver dissection: MAY ‘21)

A BA or BS degree, with strong science foundation is required.

  • 1 letter of recommendation  – from a supervisor or academic professor
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement – explaining why you want to complete this program
  • Background Check (choose the Non-Employee Background option)
  • Ethics Statement

The purpose of this certificate is to meet the shortage of qualified professionals to teach human anatomy. This certificate will prepare individuals to teach gross anatomy in a variety of health professions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, nursing, medicine, respiratory therapy, radiological sciences, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, dietetics, athletic training, exercise physiology/sport sciences, and chiropractic.

Dr. Marsha Rutland
PT, ScD.
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Certified Specialist in Dry Needling
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Professor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Jacob Brewer
PT, Ph.D., DPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
PT Program Director and Professor

 

Dr. Mark Armstrong
PT, DPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy