Anatomy and Physiology

From: $94.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 10th–12th

Live class: Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST

Course dates: August 26th – April 30th

Price: $675

Instructor: Dr. Terri Kanner

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Course Description

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This live online anatomy and physiology class presents a survey of the structure and function of the human body. The interrelationship between structure and function and the importance of homeostasis. Topics covered include the organization of the body, the major body systems and the effects of disease. Dissection of various organs will complement the course work. One of the goals of this course is to prepare students with the skills necessary to be successful in future science classes.

Course Structure

Classes meet live (optional) once a week for 55 minutes and are recorded. A recording of the class will be posted within 24 hours of the class meeting.

Each week assignments and a guided notes document will be posted on the course website. Students will be required to read the text and complete and submit the guided notes. They may also, depending on the topic, be asked to complete a lab (virtual or hands-on or both) and/or activity. Separate postings and submission links will be posted for all additional activities and labs.

Students should expect to spend 2 – 2.5 hours a week on this class. In general, students will complete one chapter/week. Student work will be evaluated and scored based on completeness, timeliness, accuracy and effort. Students will be given an opportunity to correct submitted work and improve their score as long as an initial reasonable attempt was made and it was submitted on time.

Who should enroll?

This course is recommended for ALL students. Understanding how the body works – its needs and limits – allows for students to lead happier, healthier lives. It is HIGHLY recommended for students interested in any aspect of the medical field. Students who complete a high-school anatomy and physiology class consistently outperform their college peers in college A&P courses. Students in grades 11 and 12 are welcome to enroll – no application is necessary. Enrollment of advanced 10th grade students will be considered – contact me via email. There are no prerequisites.

Technology Requirements:

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures

Evaluation and Feedback

Work will generally be graded within one week of submission. Considering the amount of material covered in this course, tests and quizzes with the exception of lab practicals are open book/open notes.


Parents may contact me before and/or after registration. However, during the course, I prefer that parents let their student handle communicating with me with respect to class work. The “art of communicating with the teacher” needs to be learned early and repeatedly reinforced prior to college. Parents, however, are welcome to contact me regarding all other topics.

Required Texts

Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 10th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0077221355 – Contact instructor before ordering

Required Lab Supplies

o Mammal Organs Dissection Kit – Home Science Tools


4 reviews for Anatomy and Physiology

  1. Bella

    I personally worked really well with the way this class was taught. The guided notes and open book approach for most things helped me focus on understanding the structures and processes taught in each module, rather than having to just rigidly memorize terms without knowing what they mean. Lectures were also engaging and colorful, and though student interaction was a little tough at times when I wasn’t sure what to say, I wouldn’t change that at all because it definitely helped me learn and made lectures more enjoyable. I also LOVED how energetic you are about this subject – I’m a big biology nerd, to be honest, and your enthusiasm made me happy. 🙂 In addition, I appreciated how we took time a few months ago at the beginnings of a couple lectures to talk briefly about COVID-19; the whole situation is confusing and scary and it’s too easy to find misinformation online in the age of the internet, so I’m really glad that you took the time to talk about it with us and explain the general science behind the virus. Overall, this class was both enjoyable and appropriately challenging, and I learned a lot.

  2. Student

    Anatomy and Physiology was a good foundation before I go on to study nursing. It had the right amount of challenge involved and I would recommend this course to anyone who was looking for a class to give them a foundation before college.

  3. Matthew Williams

    Dr. Kanner is a master at teaching Anatomy and Physiology. When she says that A&P was her favorite subject, she means it! From the brain all the way to the urinary system, Dr. Kanner explains her material well. Over the course, I learned things about my body that I did not even know; I did not even know what the word Homeostasis meant before this class. Now, I know that homeostasis is a process that allows our bodies to survive and maintain stability. That is just an example. Dr. Kanner is straightforward, kind, extremely helpful, and ready to work. For those who are pursuing a health career, you need to take this class, as it will set you up for college and health professional schools (medical, dental, nursing, etc.). However, if you are not pursuing a health profession, this class is still excellent to take because you are learning about your body and all the different systems that make you who you are. Dr. Kanner’s Anatomy and Physiology class prepares you for success in the classroom and outside of the classroom. I myself would constantly be talking about what I learned from A&P to my family all the time. With this class, you definitely will need to put in the work and a couple hours a day as there is so much to learn and topics to bediscussed about…I mean, it is the human body and its functions! This class was enjoyable from start to finish from the labs, to the homework, to the tests, and finally to the discussions. This class is not easy, but if you put in the time, the work, and your mind to it, then the class will be great.

  4. Kristina

    Anatomy and Physiology was one of my favorite classes. I learned so much about the human body. Dr. Kanner was always happy to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend this class even if you aren’t going into medicine.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Terri Kanner

Dr. Kanner received a BS in Biology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following post-graduate work at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she practiced full-time in Silver Spring Maryland. Dr. Kanner took a sabbatical from dentistry to homeschool her two children. In 2010, Dr. Kanner launched a career in online science education teaching AP Biology through PA Homeschoolers.  In addition to teaching online courses, Dr. Kanner also maintains an active adjunct professor status in the greater Boston area at colleges including Northeastern University, Regis College and Massasoit Community College. Her course offerings include Biology, Biology for Engineers, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry.  She is particularly passionate about helping students to understand and appreciate how science directly affects their everyday life.