There are four ways that you can satisfy the Anatomy and Physiology requirement:
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 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.
Study At Your Own Pace - This has been retired as of April 30, 2016. We left the information up on the site for those of you who have already started to complete the requirement using this option.
You may obtain Human Anatomy and Physiology (7th or 8th ed.), by Marieb and Hoehn, read chapters 1 – 4, 6 – 7, 9 – 14, 16, 18 – 25, and then file an intent to sit for an exam covering the information in these chapters.
You may take the 120 multiple-choice question exam at one of BCIA's scheduled exam sites or choose the special exam option using a university or library proctor. For further information, please read the Client Information Paper.
BCIA-Accredited Distance Education Programs
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.