Learning Recommendations: It is recommended, though not required, that students complete Biology prior to enrolling in this course.

General Description: This course will provide anatomy and physiology knowledge fundamental to any healthcare profession. It covers medical terminology, fundamental scientific concepts applicable to A&P and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory and endocrine systems. Students interested in covering all the body systems are encouraged to enroll in A&P II. Students complete a ten hour job shadow of a medical professional of their choosing, pending instructor/parent approval. Students may compete at a state competition sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) or the Washington Career & Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA). Scholarships are also available through these organizations for students interested in pursuing medical careers.


Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.


Job shadows, lecture, hand-on activities, lab experiments, games, small group work, and portfolio creation.

Equipment to be provided by student:  None