Body Basics: Exploring Anatomy

June 16-20

About The Program

Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine or the health sciences, but unsure if you would like and excel in the required courses? Maryville’s Body Basics gives you an introduction to college-level science and medical school courses, with a focus on anatomy – one of the most intimidating subjects. This week-long course focuses on some of the key anatomy topics covered in health science fields, such as physical and occupational therapy, nursing, and medicine. In small groups, students interact with models, bones, tissue specimens, and cadavers, while asking questions and making thoughtful observations. They also investigate the anatomical sciences using cadavers – active participation that fosters scientific engagement. At all levels of interest, students develop a hands-on respect for life and the human body.

Institute Highlights

  • Mini lectures on a variety of anatomical topics in the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Teacher designed stations using prosected cadavers, bones, models and computer programs.
  • Brief lectures designed to orient and engage students’ active participation


Kristen Bruzzini, Associate Professor of Biology

2014 Dates

June 16th – 20th
8:00am – 12:30pm


Students should be entering their junior or senior year of high school in August 2014 and have completed Introductory Biology in high school.

Registration and Program Costs

Registration fee of $225 is required.  Registration fee includes lunch, transportation (tours) and a T-Shirt. Register by June 1st as space is limited. If you do not know your username and password click on Account Activation/Password Retrieval on the Login Page.


The following documents also need to be completed and submitted to complete your registration. Body Basics Summer Institute Enrollment FormMaryville University Pre-College Programs Permission Form & Pre-College Program Health Form.