This self-study course with recorded lectures enables learners to access high-quality educational content anytime, anywhere, providing the convenience of learning from home or while on the go. This eliminates geographical barriers and time constraints. Furthermore, recorded lectures allow learners to revisit specific topics or concepts as needed, thereby reinforcing their understanding and knowledge retention.
By offering international certifications, the new course PFS FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY® caters to a global audience and ensures that learners are equipped with skills and qualifications that hold value across borders.
Throughout the PFS FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY® course, students will delve into the captivating study of the human body, with a specific focus on its anatomy and biomechanics of movement across all systems.
Anatomy plays a pivotal role in comprehending how the distinct structures of the human body are organised and function together. Students will explore topics such as skeletal structure, the muscular system, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and more. By understanding the intricate details of each system and their interconnections, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these systems collaboratively facilitate human movement.
In addition to the study of anatomy, students will also explore the physiology of movement. This field investigates how forces interact with the body during various activities such as walking, running, jumping, or lifting objects. By examining principles such as leverage, torque, and joint mechanics, students will develop an understanding of how these factors influence movement efficiency and performance.
By covering both anatomy and biomechanics of movement across all systems in this course, students will acquire a solid foundation for further exploration in fields like kinesiology or physical therapy. This knowledge will not only enhance their comprehension of human physiology but also equip them with valuable insights into optimising movement patterns for enhanced sports performance or injury prevention.
A thorough understanding of the human body is essential for all fitness professionals. Knowing precisely how the human body functions and the processes involved in each movement and exercise allows for more informed fitness advice. This knowledge, rooted in human anatomy, encompasses the combination of bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles. Without a grasp of these principles, clarity is unattainable when recommending specific movements using particular techniques.
Hence, our PFS FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY® course stands out as the optimal choice for deepening your knowledge of human anatomy, focusing solely on what is essential for preparation in the fitness industry. This course is included in our offerings such as PFS PERSONAL TRAINER® WITH GYM INSTRUCTOR AND NUTRITION and PFS PILATES ® INSTRUCTOR intended for those seeking to refresh their anatomical knowledge or repeat the course.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
This course is open for everyone who wants to improve their teaching skills and general knowledge in the field, walking the path of development and reach excellence.
The course consists of 11 topics that cover material on anatomy and physiology. After completing each of these topics, students have the opportunity to take a short exam to assess their knowledge.
At the end of the course, there is also a main assessment exam that tests the complete knowledge of the participants in the field of anatomy and physiology. This exam is a summary of the entire course, allowing you to test your ability to remember and comprehend at an advanced level.
With this approach to the course, participants can practice their skills in a practical way and assess their progress while learning anatomy and physiology. It is an effective way of learning that helps fuel your motivation to continue learning and improving your skills.
Before taking the exam, it is crucial to ensure that you have completed all the necessary preparations. This includes reviewing all the recordings and assessment tests that are available to you. By viewing and taking these resources seriously, you can gain a better understanding of the material and identify any areas where you may need additional study or practice.
Reviewing recordings of lectures or presentations can be particularly helpful in reinforcing key concepts and information. It allows you to revisit important points at your own pace, ensuring that you fully grasp the content before moving on to the exam.
Assessment tests, on the other hand, provide an opportunity for self-evaluation. By taking these tests, you can gauge your level of understanding and identify any weak areas that require further attention. This allows you to focus your studying efforts more effectively and address any knowledge gaps before sitting for the actual exam.
Self-study hours: 10- 15 hours* the time burden can vary depending on individual ability and dedication. The exam date has been set apart to allow a sufficient amount of time for self-study.
Content of the modules:
1. The Cell and Tissues
2. The Joints
3. The Skeleton
4. Muscular System
5. The Nervous System
6. The Fascia
7. Endocrine System
8. The Cardiovascular System
9. The Lymphatic System
10. The Respiratory System
11. Urinary System
Examination hours: The time involved in the examination, is not included in the above hours.
If done as an individual module, the PFS Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics® (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 the practical exam of these courses.
The Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics® exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions (online exam).
Please check our Terms and Conditions for the examination procedures and repeats.
Upon the completion of the course and successful passing of the exam; you will receive certificate.
Certificates obtained: PFS Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics®
All of 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).
Once you register, you will be guided through the payment process.