Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology

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480-461-7115

This program is part of the Life Science Department.

Did you know you were born with 300 bones, and by adulthood you have only 206 left? Or that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens your immune system? How about the fact that by the time you’re 70, your heart will have beat 2.5 billion times? And did you know that your brain is nearly 85% water?

Infinitely fascinating, the human body is the most complex organism on the planet. Imagine billions of microscopic parts, each with its own purpose and function, working in harmony for the collective benefit of the total being.

The science of the human body includes the disciplines of anatomy and physiology. Anatomy is the study of the structure of the body, while physiology explores all the functions of our bodies. The Anatomy & Physiology program at MCC is designed to explain how we humans are built and how we work. We will teach you about the structural organization, control mechanisms, and major systems of the body and introduce you to important concepts, such as the skeleton, muscles, joints, tendons, the central nervous system, the endocrine system, the reproductive systems, and more.

Take our courses to satisfy your general laboratory science requirements or to prepare for many health professional programs, including nursing. Our classes are a great addition to any student’s education plan.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Anatomy & Physiology program is available through the Life Science department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.