PFS Functional Anatomy & Physiology is a self-study module.

If you would like to receive the Anatomy book with the information required for the examplease register for this course.

The material for your anatomy exam comes from Barron's E-Z Anatomy and Physiology.

Students who register will receive the anatomy book by post and late registration may affect delivery time.

E-Z Anatomy and Physiology

The first stage of becoming a fitness professional is to understand how the human body works. In order to teach your future clients any type of fitness activities, you must first be able to determine what causes injuries, why fat is burned and how to maximize muscle growth through specific moves.

The key element to providing fitness advice on exercising must be orientated around the combination of bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles. Without the knowledge of the following principles you could never achieve clarity on the reason for advising your clients to perform specific movements and why should they use a particular technique over another.

This module is included as the first module in both our PFS Personal Trainer® Combo Gym + Pt & Basic Nutrition and also our PFS Pilates® courses.

 Upon completion of this module, you will be enabled you to participate in ALL Profi Fitness Courses as you will have demonstrated an understanding of Anatomy & Physiology.
IF you know exactly what you want to do as a Fitness Professional but don't have any previous qualification, after the completion of this module you can get certified only in what you need.


Course objective

Course outcome

  • Name the main bones and muscles

  • Know the types of bones and joints

  • Explain the functions and specific movements of joints

  • Explain muscular contraction

  • Know the components and functions of the cardiovascular system

  • Know the mechanism of respiration and the functions and components of the respiratory system

  • Describe the different classes of levers

  • Understand the energy systems used by the body to sustain life and produce movement

  • Students will be required to have a full knowledge of the 7 body systems: the endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, urogenital, respiratory, circulatory, immune and digestive systems, as well as the skin and related structures.


    7 Body Systems:

    Integumentary System

    The integument describes the outer covering of the body, which provides protection and acts as the first line of defence against the environment and germs.

    The immune system protects your body against harmful organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. The immune system includes the lymph nodes and an array of specialized cells that patrol your body organs and tissues and fight invading germs.

    Muscular / Skeleton  System

    The bones, cartilage, ligaments and muscles of your musculoskeletal system give your body shape and support, and enable voluntary movement. In addition to protecting internal organs, your bones serve as attachment points for your muscles and tendons, produce blood cells, and act as calcium and phosphorus storage banks.

    Nervous System

    The nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, nerves and sense organs, such as your eyes and ears. This system receives, transmits and integrates information from inside and outside the body. Your brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system.

    Respiratory System

    The respiratory system begin at your nose and includes your upper airway and lungs. This system enables gas exchange between your blood and your body's external environment

    Circulatory System

    The circulatory system consists of cardiovascular and lymphatic divisions. The cardiovascular division transports materials within your body and includes your heart, blood and blood vessels.

    Digestive System

    Your mouth, oesophagus, stomach and bowels make up the digestive system. These structures and organs enable you to take in and digest food, and absorb nutrients into the bloodstream for use by the body.

    Urogenital System

    The urogenital system includes the reproductive organs and urinary system. The testes, ovaries and their associated structures enable reproduction.

    Endocrine System

    The endocrine system consists of a network of glands that release hormones to regulate various body functions. The system controls growth, metabolism and sexual development and function.

If you are not the type to want to work as a Gym Instructor or an Aerobics Instructor, then this is your stepping stone to a path of group training like for example:







Who should attend?


This course is open for everyone who wants to learn about anatomy.


There are no previous qualifications required however a reasonable level of fitness and exposure to the industry are recommended.


Online Course Days:

2 Online Course Days  (3 hour sessions)

Self-study hours: Self study is Also recommended to prepare for the exam. The time burden can vary depending on individual ability and dedication.

If done as an individual module, the PFS Anatomy & Physiology (EQF level 3) examination has to be done in 1 month time from the course day.

If done as a Personal Trainer or Pilates Course has to be done before practical exam of these courses.

The PFS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY  exam consists of 72 multiple choice questions (online exam). Please follow the link to take a short 5 question mock exam:  PFS Anatomy Sample Exam Questions


Please check our Terms and Conditions for the examination procedures and repeats.


Anatomy book with information required for the exam.



All our courses are accredited and recognised worldwide .

All PFS qualifications meet industry standards that have been developed and published by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).


Payment rules 

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  • To secure your place on the course the payment should be made upon registration.
  • We allow 5 calendar days to receive payment before your place is given to another person that has paid.
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