Gym & Personal Trainer Education
(self study)



Please note that PFS Functional Anatomy and Physiology is a self study module only.

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

The first stage to 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 maximise 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 in both our PFS GYM INSTRUCTOR and PFS FITNESS GROUP INSTRUCTOR courses. Completion of the PFS Functional & Physiology module on its own, enables you to have an open world to a good few of our short courses.

So 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.

Each participant will receive teaching materials.


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 nad produce movement

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:






Tip: book Anatomy & Physiology with at least another course and get an automatic discount!


This course requires a recognised, valid and current Fitness Instructor or Gym Instructor qualification which is accredited and mapped at EQF Level 3 | NQF level 4* such as the PFS ADVANCED FITNESS CLASSES INSTRUCTOR or PFS ADVANCED GYM INSTRUCTOR. If you didn't qualify with us, a scanned copy of your certificate will be required in response to your registration confirmation email.



Self study

If done as an individual module, the PFS Anatomy Basic (EQF level 2) examination will take on-line.

The PFS Anatomy  (EQF level 3 & 4) examination consists of 72 multiple choice questions given on paper. 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 by REPs Ireland and recognised worldwide through ICREPs.

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

REPs Ireland ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all REPs Ireland members benefit from recognition of their status from other National REPs.

Payment rules 

  • We operate on a first come, first serve basis with no exceptions.
  • We allow only 10 places per course.
  • 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.
  • After 5 calendar days have passed, and we haven't received any payment, you will need to register again if places are still available.
  • There is no way to prolong the 5 calendar days. Registrations are not accepted if you have already registered and the initial 5 days have not elapsed.
  • If we have received a late Early Bird payment (i.e. you registered for Early Bird but we haven't received payment within 5 calendar days) you will be liable for the Normal Price as outlined in our Terms & Conditions. No exceptions will be made.
  • If you have signed up at the Normal Price or Early Bird price and we haven't received the full amount from you before the start of the course, then you will be subject to Instalment payments.


Payment options 

Early Bird

This offer is only available for selected courses, dates or locations.

When displayed, the offer expires once there are less than 28 calendar days until the course.

Please do not contact us asking to receive this offer if it is not displayed.

If you do see this offer than we advise you to take action and get this great course at a special price!

Normal Price

Payment must be made in full and received by us before the course starts. Please take into account that bank transfers may take time and we operate on a first come first serve basis with no exceptions as outlined in PAYMENT RULES.


Payment methods

Once you register, you will be guided through the payment process.

  • Bank transfer
  • Paypal


If you encounter any issues with payment and you have read our FAQ page, please reach out via the Contact section.


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