Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Entry-Level Neurofeedback Certification

There are four ways that you can satisfy the Anatomy and Physiology requirement:

  • Regionally-accredited Anatomy and Physiology courses
  • Previous regionally-accredited courses that collectively cover Anatomy and Physiology
  • BCIA-accredited distance-learning courses
  • MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses - to be eligible, the course must be submitted first to BCIA for pre-approval.  Also, please check to be sure that you will receive some proof of CE credit at the end.  We have learned that a few of the courses don't provide you with any proof of completion and this is required.  Two courses were recommended to us: 

    Medical Neuroscience offered by Duke and the University of Chicago offers Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

Regionally-Accredited Anatomy and Physiology Courses

You may take human anatomy, human anatomy and physiology, human biology, neuroanatomy, physiological psychology or a human physiology course at a regionally-accredited college or university for a grade or pass/fail (but not audited).

If your course does not have one of the above titles, you must submit a course syllabus, catalog copy, or a letter from the professor to verify that the course did indeed cover the subject material as outlined. You are responsible for previewing the course to ensure that it covers the organization of the human body and all 11 systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, special senses, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive.

Previous Regionally-Accredited Anatomy and Physiology Courses

If you believe that several of your regionally-accredited courses collectively covered neuroanatomy or the organization of the human body and all 11 systems, you may write to BCIA and request a special review for equivalency. All requests must be received in writing via email and must include copies of relevant transcripts, course syllabi, catalog copy, and/or letters from your professors to confirm the content that each course satisfied, and a check for $100 to initiate the review.

BCIA-Accredited Distance Education Programs

Course Suggestions

Applicants who have been seeking to fulfill the human anatomy/physiology requirement have suggested the following accredited online courses. BCIA does not accredit these courses; they are listed simply as suggestions.

  • Brookhaven College - This course is now offered in two parts and to be eligible, one must take both Part I and Part II.
  • Pima Community College offers the course either for college credit or continuing education. Either method is acceptable to fulfill this requirement for certification.
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