EMBALMING APPLICATIONS LAB
About the Embalming Applications Lab
Students participate in hands-on learning under the direction of licensed clinical faculty in the Embalming Applications Lab.
Instructors will familiarize students with:
- personal safety practices
- lab operations and organization
- regulations and legal processes
- removal and transfer of deceased human remains
- disinfection and preparation
- embalming operations
Embalming Applications Lab Schedule
Students begin their clinical practice in semester I with Clinical Mortuary Practice I (CMP I) and continue throughout their tenure. Each student is assigned to a lab group prior to each term, consisting of 5-10 of their peers who have varying degrees of experience. Group sizes are determined by enrollment and each group works collectively during their assigned weekly lab time.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 clinical operations in order to meet graduation requirements. Ample opportunity typically exists for students to exceed the amount of required embalming operations via volunteer opportunities.