Human Anatomy Program

A photograph of students in the Human Anatomy Lab.

As a recognized leader in the teaching of human anatomy at the undergraduate level, the Human Anatomy Program at the University of Guelph is a top choice for students with an intrinsic interest in the human body and a desire to pursue careers in health care, such as: medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, chiropractics, nutrition, medical and scientific research. 

The faculty and staff are committed to teaching an evolving and compelling curriculum, wherein students study the organization and relationship of anatomical structures of the human body within a laboratory setting. This approach to learning anatomy provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge that is fundamental to all aspects of human health.

The multifaceted lecture and full-dissection laboratory courses, which are offered by the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS), allow students to learn from body donors in a hands-on environment.  Dissection not only gives students an excellent understanding of anatomy and the intricacies of the human body, the small-group experiential learning approach provides students with self-directed and inquiry-based learning skills that facilitate mentorship and collaboration in postgraduate studies, and establish skills that are vital for meeting the demands of a career in an increasingly dynamic and multidisciplinary health care system.