Anatomy And Physiology Masters Programs

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Teach to Transform.

Applicants to the IU School of Medicine Master’s degree program in Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology should have a bachelor’s degree in the sciences—with a minimum GPA of 3.0—or a substantial knowledge base in these disciplines as well as scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admission Test (DAT). Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of international applicants. Applicants applying with MCAT or DAT scores must attach score reports to the application as a separate document or email to the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology.

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Clinical or Research MS: Official college transcripts should be sent directly from the institution(s) to IU School of Medicine, Attn: Kate McMillan, 635 Barnhill Dr., MS 5035 Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120. Transcripts can also be sent electronically to [email protected] Preprofessional MS: Official college transcripts should be sent directly from the institution(s) to IU School of Medicine, Attn: Dr. Jason Collett, 635 Barnhill Dr., MS 5035, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120. Transcripts can also be sent electronically to [email protected] Applicants must submit a personal statement that describes their career interests and indicates which track (research, clinical anatomy or preprofessional) they are applying to pursue. The application also requires three letters of recommendation from professors or other academics who can assess the applicant’s educational preparation and suitability for graduate study. If applying for the Research Track, applicants must submit a letter from an identified mentor within the IU School of Medicine Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology.

Physiology and Anatomy Newsletter

The Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology Masters degree programs have a rolling admissions process. Each program has application periods and start-date options.


Demand continues to increase for college instructors who are both specialists in anatomy and physiology and are well versed in the most current college course requirements, instructional theories, and practices.

Why get your M.S. in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction from Northeast?

Northeast's Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI) program - the first and only one of its kind - was created to satisfy that demand. MSHAPI degree candidates develop into highly effective instructors who are well-prepared to successfully deliver the subject matter to future healthcare professionals.


Earn your master’s degree 100% online in as little as 2 years. Gain both the subject and instructional expertise you need to move directly into teaching anatomy and physiology.


Manage your life, work, and studies in a program designed for working professionals. Study with faculty who teach, mentor, and are seen as some of the preeminent practitioners in the world.

Fundamentals of Human Physiology (8 weeks, 4 credits)

Build your credentials in an in-demand field. As an online program, all of the MSHAPI courses can be completed at your convenience from the location of your choice.

The degree program consists of 36 credits delivered online over two calendar years: 21 credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction and15 credits of Instructional Theory and Practices.

Instructional Strategies I and II (6 weeks and 1.5 credits each)

Beyond exposure to the Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction course materials, you will collaborate with professors and classmates in a highly engaging and interactive learning environment and access the Northeast online library, which consists of an array of professional, peer-reviewed medical, research, natural medicine, and alternative health journals.

Ensuring Learning through Assessment and Feedback (12 weeks, 3 credits)

A five-day, on-campus practicum may be required as part of the curriculum. The on-campus practicum experience provides you with a unique and rewarding opportunity to sharpen your presentation skills while receiving constructive feedback from renowned, experienced anatomy and physiology faculty members.

Evidence-Based Teaching (12 weeks, 3 credits)

Have earned a professional degree (MSN, MD, DO, DC, DVM, or other similar advanced clinical degree) awarded by an accredited institution; or. Have earned a master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution; or.

Demonstrate significant anatomy and physiology teaching experience in the undergraduate college/ university setting; or.

Admission Requirements

  • Demonstrate successful completion of the anatomy and physiology course sequence of an advanced clinical degree; or.
  • Demonstrate successful completion of a graduate certificate program in anatomy and physiology (minimum 12 credits).
  • An earned cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired.
  • The MSHAPI curriculum prepares its graduates to pursue new opportunities as full-time or adjunct college instructors or to gain the necessary professional development experience to advance their careers in the undergraduate education field.

As a graduate of the MSHAPI program, you will:. Master the full spectrum of human anatomy and physiology subject matter while building a solid foundation in instructional theory and best teaching practices.

Tuition and Fees

Develop a deep understanding of the appropriate instructional level of rigor for undergraduate health science majors. Build a complete library of personal teaching tools and resources. Gain the expertise and practical experience to obtain highly desirable teaching positions at colleges and universities. Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The department is committed to excellence in research, education, and service and is home to the Center for Anatomical Sciences and Bioskills of North Texas.


Department faculty have diverse areas of expertise and offer a collegial and collaborative environment to promote discovery and scholarship.

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Purpose: Transform and improves lives through research, education, and service. Mission: Perform state-of-the-art physiologic and anatomic research and education to enhance human health and prepare our trainees for careers in biomedical sciences and healthcare professions.

Vision: To acquire and disseminate an enhanced understanding of physiologic and anatomic processes within the human condition and develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat disease.

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