CAMS is organized and operated with the main goal of providing human anatomy resources to faculty and students. The anatomy lab has expanded from its original mission in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences to now serve students from Anthropology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Because CAMS provides the opportunity for a full year human dissection experience, students interested in pre-professional tracts (nursing prerequisite, physician assistant prerequisite, pre-chiropractic, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy) often take advantage of the full-year anatomy and physiology course offered through the Center. As the Center grows it has expanded its offerings through various departments to include specialized graduate work in anatomy.
Other non-traditional students who have enrolled in anatomy courses include health insurance employees, attorneys, and paralegal specialists who need a familiarity with anatomical terminology and specific body structures. CAMS has also provided unique one-time opportunities for students in studio arts, and dance.