Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the body’s structures and respective functions at the molecular/biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, systemic, and organism levels. Students explore the body through laboratory investigations, model diagrams, and/or comparative studies of the anatomy of other organisms. Through the study of the human body, students develop an understanding of who they are, what makes their bodies work, and what happens when their bodies malfunction. Decision making and responsibility are stressed as students learn about themselves and develop an understanding of the effects of their choices and decisions. The study of anatomy and physiology prepares students for a variety of pursuits such as health care, sports and fitness careers, as well as for taking an active part in their own health and wellness.