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​Anatomy & Physiology

​Anatomy is the branch of science that deals with the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms, especially as revealed by dissection and the separation of parts. Physiology is the branch of science that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (such as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in anatomy or physiology include: staff nurse, medical scientist clinical supervisor, dental assistant, phlebotomist, certified nursing assistant, laboratory technician, dietician, food service manager, health teacher, and physical therapist.​

​​Student Voice

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Rachel Spiegel ​Rachel Spiegel

​​Rachel capped her studies at Norco College with two associate degrees before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in health care management. Today, Rachel Spiegel manages a busy chiropractic corporation in Corona, using the knowledge and many of the skills she first acquired at Norco College.

“I’ve gone from the bottom as a part-time employee to becoming general manager,” Rachel said. “I see how employees are treated and how you can help improve work lives and programs within your business. Norco College was a stepping stone on my career path.”

Academic Programs in Anatomy and Physiology

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Kinesiology, Health & Wellness - CSU Pathway


Additional Resources

​​​What can I do with this major? (Nutrition)​​​
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

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