Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology (NCBP)

Certificate in Anatomy

Why Choose the Anatomy Program?

The Certificate Program in Anatomy is a two semester program that provides graduate level education in three of the four human anatomy core courses—microanatomy, gross anatomy, embryology and neurobiology. These courses cover basic cell biology and the microscopic survey of human tissues, dissection of the human body, development of the human body and structure and function of the human nervous system. The program is applicable to nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, athletic trainers, health and physical education majors and others in allied health disciplines. The intensive coursework requires a full-time commitment.


To provide the essentials of human anatomy for students who have an interest in anatomy but do not want to pursue, or who do not need, a master's degree.

Academics and Curriculum

View Certificate in Anatomy program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Applicants for admission are expected to meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School with regular or nondegree status. Although there are no required prerequisite courses, it is recommended that applicants have completed at least two years of biology, including vertebrate anatomy, and two years of chemistry, including organic chemistry.

For additional information please contact Kim Hagler, Program Secretary at (937) 775-4496 in the NCBP Graduate Program Office located in 105 White Hall.