Medical Anatomy & Physiology Online Graduate Certificate

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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


Core Anatomy, Required – complete all 3 Credits Available
3 Fall, Spring, Summer
3 Fall, Spring, Summer
4 Fall, Spring, Summer
Core Physiology Course Set, Required – Students can choose to take GMS 6440 (1 credit) and a minimum of two additional courses (totaling at least 5 credits) listed below. Credits Available
1 Fall, Spring, Summer
2 Fall, Spring, Summer
3 Fall, Spring, Summer
3 Fall, Spring, Summer
3 Fall, Spring, Summer
2 Fall, Spring, Summer


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, PhD

Haskell Hess Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Certificate Program Director.


William Dunn, PhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. Course coordinator of GMS 5630 Medical Histology.

William Dunn, PhD

Kyle Rarey, PhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. Course coordinator for GMS 5605 Medical Anatomy and GMS 5606L Medical Anatomy Laboratory.

Kyle Rarey, PhD

Peter Sayeski, PhD

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

Peter Sayeski, PhD


Mark Zakshevsky

Program coordinator for the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

(352) 273-8471

Mark Zakshevsky


Tuition is $550.00 per credit hour.

Students will also be expected to pay university fees, such as the Capital Improvement Trust Fund fee and technology fees, which amount to approximately $13 per credit hour. More information can be found at:

The program does not currently accept Employee Education Program (EEP) students.


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

Spring 2023

  • October 24 – Courses open for registration
  • November 14 – Certificate application final deadline- all materials (transcripts, etc) must be received by this date
  • November 14 – Readmission deadline
  • December 5 – Non-degree application deadline
  • January 9 – Classes begin