Anatomy and Physiology

This Core Subject course provides you with an understanding of the anatomical and physical systems and how they work together to create such an astonishing and highly intelligent human body.

It intends to help you to be the best practitioner you can be, and acts as background to your whole practice. You will be able to weave the knowledge you gain from this learning into your sessions, giving you extra clarity and effectiveness.

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Topics you will cover include the structure, function, location and interaction of cells, tissues, glands, organs and systems.

You will also study the structure and function of the:

  • skeletal system
  • muscular system - along with the structure and function of muscles (including types of muscles, the definition of origin and insertion of muscles within the major muscle groups)
  • cardio vascular system
  • lymphatic system
  • nervous system
  • endocrine system
  • digestive system
  • respiratory system
  • urinary system
  • reproductive system
  • immune system
  • the skin, cells and tissue
  • glands and organs

Prior learning

If you already hold a certificate in Anatomy and Physiology that you would like to be considered for your registered practitioner status please contact us to discuss. Equally, if you have studied Anatomy and Physiology within another discipline such as massage, acupuncture, or shiatsu qualifications, please get in touch with us about this.

Courses from our Creative Kinesiology teachers

The School of Creative Kinesiology is currently creating an in-house Anatomy and Physiology course, specifically for CK practitioners. Please register your interest in this course at   or contact Judith Hart for more information.

Other Anatomy and Physiology courses we recommend

The following courses are recommended to fit the syllabus requirements of Creative Kinesiology professional training.

'Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 course' run by Mandala Complementary Studies

Important - you need to follow the Level 3 course from MCS, not the Level 2. This a correspondence course and designed for the needs of kinesiologists.

For further details see the MCS website:

ITEC, VTCT and BTEC Level 3 anatomy and physiology correspondence courses

Again, make sure that you choose a Level 3 course. These are available through numerous adult education providers and you should be able to find one by searching online. Courses are generally completed online, usually with videos and e-learning tools, but you will also need to take an exam at one of numerous exam centres around the country.

Here are some suggested providers, but feel free to find your own:

Please note, because there are so many correspondence and online courses in this subject, please do make sure you check with your Mentor/Trainer that the syllabus fits CK requirements before you pay for it.

Other courses recognised by the Kinesiology Federation

There is also a range of Anatomy and Physiology training courses on the core subjects pages of the Kinesiology Federation website. However, please note that the above courses are the ones the School of Creative Kinesiology specifically recommends.

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