Anatomy Academy

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Young children stand around a student that is explaining the anatomy of a human skeleton.
What is _____?: 

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 elementary schools (4th-6th grades). There are many different schools that participate here in Utah Valley and in Salt Lake.


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


Volunteer Commitment: The time commitment is approximately 1.5-3 hrs/week, once a week for 7 consecutive weeks during Fall and Winter semesters. (Hours ultimately depend on your elementary school location.) Consistency for the kids is essential, so please plan on being present each week should you choose to participate.


Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Jihoon Noh

(801) 699-7564

Thurs 11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Edward Yeates

(360) 941-0608

Mon 12:00 PM-1:00 PM


Allie King

(301) 672-3159

Mon 2:00 PM-3:00 PM


Emily Crow Miller

(716) 491-1997

Tues 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

2040 LSB


Stephen Funk

(520) 370-3979

Thurs 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

2040 LSB




Active Semesters

Fall   Winter


Time Commitment

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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

For more information, please email, or contact the program director.


We do not run Spring/Summer, but we would love to recruit you for the Fall semester!


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 


Anatomy Academy is not currently accepting more volunteers for Fall semester.



I understood that I am making a positive impact in their lives. Kids develop dreams in life at early ages, and I believe that Anatomy Academy helped them to cultivate dreams of being future nurses and physicians.

-Eric Hexem ( 2015)