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We no longer offer our own A & P Course. 


Anatomy and Physiology (A & P) Course is required at Level 3 -  ITEC, VTCT, FHT etc. are all recognised qualifications. We encourage this course to be completed prior to entry onto our practitioner training.  


There is usually time between undertaking the foundation course and beginning the practitioners course.  


Often your local college will offer courses and these can also be found online. If unsure if it is a suitable course, please check with the Kinesiology Federation


We recommend these courses:

Essential Training Solutions LINK

City & Guilds Course - LINK 


Brighton HolisticsLINK 

Its worth comparing various courses and asking someone you know who has already undertaken one for their advice. 


A & P courses are usually 90 hours in length. 

An A & P Course should cover:

  • The structure, function, location and interaction of; cells, tissues, glands, organs and systems

  • The structure and function of the skeletal system

  • Types, classification and structure of joints: range of movements

  • Structure and function of muscles, including types of muscles (voluntary, involuntary, cardiac)

  • The definition of origin and insertion of muscles

  • The origin, insertion and actions of the major muscle groups

  • The functional interaction of muscles

  • Muscle tone and how and why it can vary

  • Muscle fatigue: the causes and recognition

  • Understanding the interdependence of the body systems

The structure and function of the following:

  1. cardiovascular system

  2. lymphatic system

  3. nervous system

  4. endocrine system

  5. digestive system

  6. respiratory system

  7. urinary system

  8. reproductive system

  9. immune system

  10. the skin

  11. cells and tissues

  12. glands and organs

If you need help with learning A & P:  'Great Ways to Learn Anatomy & Physiology' by Charmaine McKissock - ISBN 978-0-230-20991-6 
This is much more than ‘A guide to helping students study A & P’.


The intelligent questionnaires, easy to understand examples of what stresses us and how we can manage this, and understanding individual styles of learning are a great support for those people wishing to hone up their A & P skills.


This book is a treat; it’s clever, simple and highly practical. It could also help anyone studying absolutely anything. This would help school children right through the whole age range to the retired, and is a useful practical helper for any teacher. I thoroughly recommend this book for teachers to help their students and for any students wishing to help themselves whilst studying. It boosts confidence and whets the appetite and the A & P references are of use to all readers.

We should all have an underpinning understanding of our own bodies. This guide is well priced and cleverly written by Charmaine McKissock and is available on Amazon.

Human Body
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