Accreditation Statement: Appendix 3

Checklist of Minimum Requirements for Instructors of Anatomy and/or Physiology

(Revised 2020)

 

Minimum degree requirement – one of the following:

  • MS or PhD (or international equivalent) in a field of life science
  • Professional degree in the biomedical sciences (e.g., MSN, MD, DO, DC, DPT, DDS, DVM or international equivalents)
  • Other advanced clinical degree awarded by a nationally accredited institution
  • MS or PhD in science education combined with appropriate coursework in science or biomedicine

Other Qualifications –formal classes or relevant experiences such as those listed in the tables below.

NOTE - These lists should not be considered comprehensive or exclusionary, and course titles may vary considerably from those listed.  The list is meant simply to provide an indication of the diversity of topics directly relevant to human anatomy and physiology.

Appropriate graduate course credits may come from a variety of graduate programs as well as from graduate-level professional schools such as medical schools. Suitability of a graduate class should never be determined simply by the prefix letters of the graduate program. When necessary, the credit-granting institution should be asked to provide a syllabus or summary of the course in question.

Faculty being credentialed should be prepared to document all relevant experience. If teaching experience is being used as part of the credentialing process, supporting documentation such as student or peer evaluations of teaching, students’ results on standardized or institutional examinations, and course syllabi should be available for inspection.

This document recognizes that there are multiple ways to gain expertise in a topic, including mentored teaching as a graduate or postdoctoral student, prior teaching experience, continuing education through attendance at meetings or workshops, and hands-on experience through research or clinical work. For some faculty, courses taken as a graduate student may be the least relevant of all of these options simply because of the rapid advances in science that take place constantly.


ANATOMY- RELATED COURSEWORK

 

DOCUMENTATION OF WORK & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

Graduate Coursework

(credits on transcript)

Teaching while a graduate or postdoctoral student

 

Postgraduate Teaching

 

Postgraduate

Courses or Experience

 

Research or Clinical Experience in Anatomy

 

Human anatomy

 

 

 

 

 

Primate Evolution

 

 

 

 

 

Biomechanics

 

 

 

 

 

Evolutionary Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Functional Anatomy

 

 

 

 

 

Vertebrate anatomy (comparative vertebrate anatomy)

 

 

 

 

 

Veterinary anatomy

 

 

 

 

 

Surgical anatomy

 

 

 

 

 

Human gross anatomy

 

 

 

 

 

Neuroanatomy or Neuroscience

 

 

 

 

 

Biological anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

Kinesiology

 

 

 

 

 

Embryology (developmental biology)

 

 

 

 

 

Cytology

 

 

 

 

 

Histology (Microscopic anatomy)

 

 

 

 

 

Organology

 

 

 

 

 

Osteology

 

 

 

 

 

Paleopathology

 

 

 

 

 

Pathology

 

 

 

 

 

Other? Specify:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PHYSIOLOGY- RELATED COURSEWORK

 

 

 

DOCUMENTATION OF COURSEWORK & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

Graduate Coursework

(credits on transcript)

Teaching while a graduate or postdoctoral student

 

Postgraduate Teaching

 

 

Postgraduate

Courses or Experience

 

Research or Clinical Experience in Physiology

 

Human physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Animal physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Mammalian physiology

 

 

 

 

 

General physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Medical physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Veterinary physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Pathophysiology

 

 

 

 

 

Systems physiology:

 

 

 

 

 

neurophysiology

 

 

 

 

 

cardiovascular physiology

 

 

 

 

 

endocrinology

 

 

 

 

 

immunology

 

 

 

 

 

respiratory physiology

 

 

 

 

 

renal physiology

 

 

 

 

 

gastrointestinal physiology

 

 

 

 

 

reproductive physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Cell physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Molecular biology

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics

 

 

 

 

 

Other? Specify:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANCILLARY Experiences

 

 

 

DOCUMENTATION OF COURSEWORK & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

Graduate Coursework

(credits on transcript)

Teaching while a graduate or postdoctoral student

 

Postgraduate Teaching

 

 

Postgraduate

Courses or Experience

 

Research or Clinical Experience in Relevant Area

 

Dental Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

Epidemiology

 

 

 

 

 

Microbiology

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition

 

 

 

 

 

Cell biology

 

 

 

 

 

Public health

 

 

 

 

 

Biochemistry

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacology

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate level course on pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacophysiology

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

Other? Specify:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Accreditation documents to download

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Accreditation Position Statment PDF (185.77 KB) Administration 2/24/2020
Appendix 1 - Coursework PDF (57.17 KB) Administration 2/24/2020
Appendix 2 - Sample Crosswalk PDF (86.59 KB) Administration 2/24/2020
Appendix 3 - Minimum Requirements PDF (106.53 KB) Administration 2/24/2020
SACS 2018 Faculty qualifications PDF (77.46 KB) Administration 2/24/2020
SACS 2018 Faculty Roster Form DOCX (18.04 KB) Administration 2/24/2020
SACS 2018 General Instructions for Faculty Roster PDF (74.68 KB) Administration 2/24/2020