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Anatomy Academy

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*This program is not currently running but will resume in fall semester*

What is Anatomy Academy?

Anatomy Academy is an outreach and research program aimed at combating childhood obesity, promoting healthy living, and encouraging the pursuit of higher education through the teaching of anatomy and basic nutrition.

As an Anatomy Academy mentor, you will teach small groups of 6-8 students with a co-mentor at participating schools here in Utah County. Most mentors are assigned to teach in 5th- or 6th-grade classrooms; however, willing volunteers may also be assigned to either special-needs high schools or Spanish-immersion elementary school classrooms.

No previous anatomy or teaching experience is needed - each week a lesson plan of basic anatomy, nutrition, and activity ideas is provided.

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How do I get involved?


Volunteer Description: Volunteers are paired with elementary school kids and are responsible for teaching them about living a healthy lifestyle and inspiring them to further their education.

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers commit to 1.5-3 hours a week, once a week, for 7 consecutive weeks during Fall and Winter semesters. Hours ultimately depend on your school location. Consistency for the kids is essential, so please plan on being present each week should you choose to participate.

Links for current volunteers: Curriculum

Step 1:

Please fill out this survey form to start the process of volunteering! Program leaders will contact you after you have submitted the form.

Step 2:

Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program. For pictures of supplies, check out our Instagram!


Available by email at

Jailee Tuft, Executive Director

(208) 800-9256
Office Hour: (Not Running Spring and Summer)

Brooke Andreasen

(503) 924-7576
Office Hour: Tuesdays: 12:00-1:00 PM, held in room 2044 LSB

Zack Crane

(970) 214-6792

Owen Damitz

(949) 391-8302

Sophia Gibbons

(210) 899-9411
Office Hour: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 AM, held in room 2044 LSB

Daniel Rasch

Office Hour: Mondays 2:00-3:00 PM, held in room 2044 LSB

Seth Rather

Office Hour: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM, held in room 2044 LSB

Mariko Shiraki

(808) 670-7977

Chase Tomlinson

(385) 423-1100
Office Hour: Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM, held in room 2044 LSB