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Anatomy and Physiology

The Spin City Anatomy and Physiology course aims to give you a good foundation of basic anatomy and physiology knowledge showing you how you can apply this to pole and aerial training.

This course is theory-based with no practical elements to submit. It’s suitable for all certified pole and aerial instructors, as well as pole and aerial students who are interested in expanding their theoretical knowledge.

Online Course Cost: £95

Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us.

Course requirements

You will need:

  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • a minimum of 1 hours’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline)

Course ASSESSMENT

This course has a theory assessment only; questions related to each unit of the course and are multiple choice, or short answers.

You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.

Course Description

Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the human body, encompassing but not limited to its structure, how it moves and what it can do. This course aims to give you a good foundation of basic anatomy and physiology and shows you how you can directly apply this to pole and aerial training. It covers a range of topics including the science behind warming up and cooling down, bones, joints, muscles and nerves. Upon completion of this course you should have a heightened awareness of how and why the body moves the way it does and feel confident to apply this knowledge to both your own pole and aerial training and your teaching and coaching sessions.

UNIT 1 – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: WHAT AND WHY?

  • What is anatomy and physiology?
  • Why is it important to know?

UNIT 2 – THE SCIENCE OF WARMING UP

  • The effects of the warm-up on the body
  • Different types of warm-up and what they do

UNIT 3 – THE SCIENCE OF COOLING DOWN

  • The effects of the cool-down on the body
  • How to cool down
  • Different types of stretch and what they do

UNIT 4 – BONES

  • What is a bone?
  • Types of bone
  • The major bones of the body
  • The structure of bones and how they grow
  • Ligaments and their role

UNIT 5 – JOINTS

  • What is a joint?
  • Types of joint
  • The major joints of the body
  • The major joints used in pole and hoop

UNIT 6 – MUSCLES

  • What is a muscle?
  • Types of muscle
  • The major muscles of the body
  • The major muscles used in pole and hoop
  • How muscles make us move

UNIT 7 – NERVES

  • What is a nerve?
  • Types of nerve
  • How nerves make us move

Unit 8 – Energy Systems

  • What is ATP 
  • Roles of the three energy systems 
  • How this applies to exercise 
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