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Medical Anatomy & Physiology Online Graduate Certificate



This online graduate certificate will provide an understanding of human anatomy and physiology at a level required for clinical medicine.

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Students preparing for:
    • Medical School
    • Dental School
    • Physician Assistant School
    • Nursing School
  • Medical Professionals
  • College Instructors




The teaching faculty for this graduate certificate are members of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology and the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, at the University of Florida, with several clinical departments providing faculty with specialized clinical insight. The certificate, course and section coordinators are the following:

Yehia Daaka, Ph.D., Haskell Hess Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Certificate Program Director.

William Dunn Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Executive Director of Florida Anatomical Board, joint course coordinator of Medical Histology, GMS 5630.

Kyle Rarey, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology is the lecturer and course coordinator of both Medical Anatomy, GMS 5605 and of Medical Anatomy Laboratory, GMS 5606L.

Bruce Stevens, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Functional Genomics.  Course coordinator of the human physiology course Principles of Physiology GMS 6400C; Gastrointestinal section coordinator and lecturer.

Kirk Conrad, M.D., Professor of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology is coordinator and lecturer of the Endocrine section of Principles of Physiology, GMS 6400C.

Peter Sayeski, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Functional Genomics is coordinator and lecturer of the Pulmonary section of Principles of Physiology, GMS 6400C.


Tuition is $550.00 per credit hour plus fees.

Students will also be expected to pay university fees, such as the Capital Improvement Trust Fund fee and technology fees, which amount to approximately $12 per credit hour. More information can be found at:


This program requires a BA or BS degree and a strong science foundation with at least five full semester courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to be awarded the certificate, students must have earned a minimum grade of C on all coursework with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Critical Dates

Fall 2016

June 6– Certificate application early deadline
June 20– Courses open for registration
July 25– Certificate application final deadline- all materials (transcripts/test scores/etc) must be received by this date
July 25– Readmission deadline
August 15– Nondegree application deadline
August 22– Classes begin

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the certificate?
It is up to the student to decide how many courses to take per semester. Most students take one or two courses per semester. One course per semester would take four semesters.
Will my certificate say “online” or be different compared to a traditional on-campus certificate?
The certificate will not say “online” and it will be the same as a certificate earned on-campus.
Is this certificate 100% online? Will I have to come to campus?
All courses are 100% online and students are not required to come to campus.
Can I begin taking courses as a non-degree student, and then be formally admitted and receive a certificate?
Courses taken as a non-degree seeking student cannot be officially transferred into a certificate program. However, these courses can be used to satisfy course requirements.
Can I transfer credits to another university?
If you are currently earning a degree at another institution, it would be at their discretion whether credits could be transferred.
Is the certificate accredited?
All courses and certificates offered by the University of Florida are regionally accredited by SACS. More information is available here:
Can I start the certificate in any semester?
Yes, students can start in Fall, Spring or Summer.
How is testing done?
Testing is done via webcam by ProctorU.
I live outside of the United States. Can I take this certificate?