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Online and Continuing Education

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers several online and continuing education courses  that provide many opportunities to get prerequisites for professional school, enhance your career goals, or just learn about new innovations in biomedical sciences.

Online Courses

BMS 300 - Principles of Human Physiology
This course is designed to provide a general introduction to human physiology. Topics covered include: cells; tissues/skin; skeletal system; endocrine system; nervous system; muscle system; blood; lymphatics; nonspecific immunity; humoral immunity; cellular immunity; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; urinary system; digestion and metabolism; and reproduction.

BMS 310 - Anatomy for the Health Professions
This course is designed to meet the anatomy prerequisite for students who are applying for admission to health profession programs. Most students taking this course will have an undergraduate degree and will be in the process of a career change. Distance Anatomy is a one-semester course with a virtual laboratory. It will emphasize the concepts that are a necessary groundwork for courses the student will take in his/her professional studies.

BMS 320 - Laboratory Simulations in Physiology
This course is meant to meet the physiology lab prerequisite for off-campus students applying for admission to post-graduate biomedical programs. 

BMS online courses can be applied towards the Post-Baccalaure​ate Pre-Health curriculum offered through CSU Online.


Continuing Education & Short Courses

The world-class Equine Reproduction Laboratory offers several short course options throughout the year on topics ranging from care of a newborn foal to techniques for handling and utilizing frozen equine Spermatozoa. Enrollment is now open, click here for the schedule, course descriptions and registration information.

K-12 Education & Outreach

The Engaging Kids in Science and Health through Anatomy project has been educating K-12 students in the Northern Colorado region for the past 20 years. In this program, CSU undergraduate honors students make presentations for K-12 classes that demonstrate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, while inspiring young students to consider careers in health care or other science-based fields. Every year the program reaches over 2,500 K-12 students in and around Fort Collins, and also provides a platform for CSU students to take a leading role in science communication and education in the community.  

If you are an educator who would like to inquire about the program, please contact Dr. Tod Clapp at​.