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Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology


Students learn the structure and function of human systems. Topics include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues and the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Students study the basic anatomy and functioning of human systems including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and urogenital. Students earn one high school science credit and may earn credits with the College of Southern Maryland upon successful completion of this course.


This program prefers students to have a GPA 3.0 or better, Bio CM or Honors, and Grade 9 Mathematics courses with a C or better.  Drug testing and background checks may be required for clinical experiences with MedStar.

Planning Information

This class is a one year elective.

The class requires two periods in a student's schedule.

Contact Information

For more information about Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, please contact Ms. Amy Howell 

For more information about applying to the Forrest Center, please contact Ms. Diana Kraft.

Admissions Process for Electives

  1. Students complete a Forrest Center Elective Registration Form.
  2. Counselors and students check to make sure prerequisite courses have been met.
  3. Registration forms are submitted to high school counselors.
  4. Students are encouraged to select a second choice in case over-enrollment occurs.
  5. In the event of over-enrollment, the selection will be based upon attendance, grade point average, and discipline history.