Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) offers courses that are often required for various health disciplines. All courses are offered online with synchronous and asynchronous content and are open to all non-degree students pursuing a health-based education who need to fulfill prerequisites for nursing or other health professions.
Human Anatomy & Physiology I, HSCO 113 (4 credits)
Available in Fall 2019. 15 weeks. September 2 - December 14, 2019. Registration opens six weeks in advance. Register here
Human Anatomy & Physiology I is the first of a two-semester course sequence that covers general biological principles, human anatomy, and human physiology. These courses provide students with a foundation for each major organ system’s structure and function, requiring study of these systems from both a gross and detailed perspective. In this first installment students will be required to master topics in cell structure and function, gross anatomy, and histology. This foundation allows progression to more complex topics in the areas of integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous physiology later in the semester.
Note that the remaining organ systems (endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive) will be covered in Human Anatomy & Physiology II. (Three lecture hours and one-credit virtual lab. Fall only.)
Mastering A&P: An access code for this web resource is required. This features an etext for Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 11th Ed., Editors: Martini, Nath, and Bartholomew.
Human Anatomy & Physiology II, HSCO 114 (4 credits)
Available in Spring 2020. Registration opens six weeks in advance. Register here
Human Anatomy & Physiology II comprises a series of lectures and laboratory experiences devoted to the physiology of the human. The circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems are studied in detail. The laboratory experience is primarily centered around a semester-long cat dissection. (Three lecture hours and one-credit virtual lab. Spring.)
A list of required course materials will be sent to all class participants prior to the start of classes.
Students must have a high school diploma to be eligible to enroll and do not need to provide transcripts or meet any other major requirements. For additional registration-related questions, please contact Jennifer Ericson in the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Tuition Per Credit
One-Time Transcript Fee
Mastering A&P Web Resource (Required Course Material)
When enrolled as a non-degree seeking student in a prerequisite course, the courses do not qualify for financial aid. Any financial support or aid must come from private sources.
Human Anatomy & Physiology I, HSCO 113
July 22, 2019
Registration opens at 12 p.m. ET.
August 26, 2019
Access to asynchronous material opens.
September 2, 2019
September 4, 2019
Synchronous sessions begin.
September 10, 2019
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET.
October 8, 2019
November 26, 2019
Last day to withdraw from courses
November 28, 2019
Thanksgiving* (Thanksgiving holiday is from 11/28/19-11/29/19)
December 7, 2019
Last day of courses
December 9, 2019
December 14, 2019:
* No classes; consult course wall and syllabi for make-up date/work.
Date of Drop/Delete
7/22/19 - 9/10/19
9/11/19 - 9/29/19
9/30/19 - 10/13/19
10/14/19 - 10/27/19
10/28/19 - 11/10/19
Please note: These virtual labs are accepted at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. If you are looking to apply to other institutions, please check your intended university and state licensure requirements to determine if these prerequisite courses meet their requirements.