Anatomy and Physiology
The Blackford Centre
Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Course
There are 206 bones in the body. Not to mention 630 muscles, 45 miles of nerves, and 100 billion neurons.
And did you know that:
• Your nose can remember 50,000 smells.
• Each of your feet has a quarter of a million sweat glands. As a result, your feet can sweat a cup of moisture a day.
• It takes 72 muscles to produce speech.
Amazing facts aside - and the body is truly extraordinary, Anatomy and Physiology are subjects that affect everyone.
We all need to know how our body works.
But it's especially important
for those of us who work
with clients' minds and bodies.
Masseur? Aromatherapist? Learn more about the muscles that cause people aches and pains.
Personal trainer? Get a deeper understanding of how the knee joint works, and all the other joints that can creak.
Nutritionist? Become knowledgeable about how the body digests food, and what hinders digestion.
Herbalist? Discover more about the illnesses that can afflict the body.
Nurse? Many nurses never really learn enough A&P these days. And it's good to refresh your knowledge and stay up to date.
Athlete? You can discover more about what the physical body is doing under the skin.
In short, every professional who deals with the mind or body should be reasonably competent in anatomy and physiology.
Why you'll enjoy this course
You can learn a lot from books. But nothing beats a formal course of study.
You study at your own pace, wherever you are - in a café or on your own sofa.
And unlike other courses, we don't just have long lists of bones and muscles. We make it relevant and interesting. With every new piece of information, we ask: What does this mean for the body? How does it affect us?
Self study course
Our anatomy and physiology course is a 14 module self-study course that we email to you on a weekly basis. Each week you get a new module to study.
Once you've enrolled, you'll begin to receive the course modules.
At the end of most of the modules you'll find a self-study assignment.
Just look at the course benefits
- The course is written in a clear way. We avoid jargon. And we explain everything as we go along.
- We provide a complete look of anatomy and physiology, with nothing left out.
- There are 14 self-study assignments for you to complete, which means you'll develop a full understanding of the subject.
- You can take as long as you want to complete the course. That's because we know you're busy.
Why you should probably register on the course
When you've completed the course, you'll be infinitely more knowledgeable about the body.
That means you'll be able to explain things more clearly to clients. You'll feel more confident talking to them. And they'll give you more respect.
You'll be able to offer complementary skills. For example, a personal trainer might more confidently add the teaching of nutrition to their range of services.
All in all, you'll be a better, more competent professional. It means converting more enquirers to clients, retaining more of your clients for longer, and therefore protecting your earnings.
Upgrade and get Accreditation
For an extra R600 (total R3235) you get a second, independent Level 3 Certificate from ABC Awards, a leading accreditation body and one that is recognised by Ofqual.
Click here to see more about ABC Awards (it opens in a new page).
The Award is further evidence of your knowledge of anatomy and physiology. To learn more about upgrading, contact us by phone or email.
If you have any questions, call us on 065 317 8848 (or +27 65 317 8848 if you're outside South Africa) and we'll answer any queries you might have.
We look forward to helping you succeed.
With best wishes
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