Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology

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The Anatomy and Physiology qualification is the 'foundation' upon which all other Complementary, Beauty and Sports Therapy awards are based.

The syllabus corresponds to Level 3 in the National Qualification Framework in Great Britain, (ITEC), (UK), Beauty or Sports Therapy industry at Level 4 (NZ), Level 3 (UK) and equivalent to NZQA Level 4 (NZ).

If you are wanting to train as a therapist, either, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage etc, it is essential for therapists to have a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology, as they will be working in direct contact with the body structures.

The ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology provides entry into other health science courses and is often a  prerequisite for therapist body workers, such as our Aromatherapy and Reflexology qualifications.

The A & P Course Structure is made up of 12 units encompassing all systems of the body:

Knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology & Pathology for Complementary Therapies (iUCT38)

  • Unit 1: The Chemistry of Life & Pathology
  • Unit 2: The Cells, Tissues and the Skin
  • Unit 3: The Skeletal System
  • Unit 4: The Muscular System    
  • Unit 5: The Nervous System
  • Unit 6: The Human Senses
  • Unit 7: The Endocrine System
  • Unit 8: The Circulatory System
  • Unit 9: The Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Unit 10: The Respiratory System
  • Unit 11: The Digestive System
  • Unit 12: The Urinary & Reproductive Systems

You need to allow time for 520 hour course, (approx 10 hours per week, part time one year, or 5 hours per week over 2 years).   On average, our students have taken between one to two years to complete this course.  This course can be done completely on line.  NO NEED TO COME TO NELSON, NZ.

Upon enrolment you will be allocated a log-in to the learning platform. This up-to-date, modern on-line training makes this subject informative, interactive and achievable for students.  There are videos, diagrams, power point slides and quizes embedded into each unit. 

This qualification can be done entirely on line in your own home.  No more paper work.

What qualification do I obtain?

1.  ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology (you will need to sit this exam in Nelson or an ITEC school near you to attend the 1 hour multi choice exam)

2.  In house Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology.  (This exam can be done with a JP or other school in your home town).

You have the choice to sit both 1 & 2.  Or just 1. or just 2.

 The Anatomy & Physiology course consists of six intakes a year on the months of;

February, March, May, July, September and November.

Each intake is called a “cohort”

Each “cohort” starts on the first Monday of the intake month.

If you wish to know more about the details of this course, please read the attached enrolment brochure


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