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We’ve been thinking about college more and more around here. My daughter is in 10th grade this year, so we are knee deep in credit tracking, SAT prep information, and career exploration. Although she doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do in the future, it looks like a degree in life sciences is a definite possibility.
My degree is in biology, so I am thinking back to all the courses I had to take. I want to make sure she is acquiring a good knowledge base to give her the best chance at success in those courses. In all college majors there are classes that everyone has to take that are just flat out challenging. They either require a higher level of thinking, command of a large amount of information, a lot of work, or all of the above. Many times these courses serve to weed out those who just aren’t cut out for or prepared for that program.
In life sciences, nursing, or health related studies, anatomy and physiology seems to be one of those courses. A&P, as we all call it, requires memorization of an immense amount of information and an understanding of how all that information is related. Most of the time, the prerequisite course for A&P is basic biology, and even though the basis of anatomy and physiology is covered in most biology courses, they usually don’t prepare you for all that is college A&P.
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So, what can I do to prepare my daughter for a college level Anatomy and Physiology while she is still in high school?
The A&P Foundation Session
The A&P Foundation Session is a program taught by a veteran instructor, Kim Santee, who has over 10 years experience teaching A&P to college students. She has seen the gap between biology courses and college anatomy and physiology first hand. Kim found that the learning curve is so steep in the first few weeks that students tend to get discouraged. Many do not recover from this initial shock and even if they do, their grades may have already suffered.
The A&P Foundation Session focuses on the background knowledge that A&P instructors assume students have before entering the classroom and is offered in two formats – a live online course and a self-study course. This is the perfect class for students who have taken a high school biology course, but would like to reinforce what they learned an build on that knowledge to prepare for college A&P and other related courses.
The A&P Foundation Session Live Course
The A&P Foundation Session live course, which begins January 17th, will include online videos, pdf documents, a schedule, assignments, quizzes, 6 live coaching calls, and bonus materials. Students will receive 1 module every two weeks over 12 weeks. The pre-launch cost for this course is $97 until January 16th, 2017. After that date, the price will be $147. Enrollment ends January 31.
The A&P Foundation Session Self-Study Course
The A&P Foundation Session self-study course will officially start on January 17th, but you may register until February 14th. This course includes videos and pdf documents, plus bonus materials. The pre-launch cost for this course is $67 until January 16th, 2017. After that date, the cost will be $97.
Both are great courses that will help your student prepare for college. Check out The A&P Foundation Session website for more information and to enroll. Hurry before enrollment closes!