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Anatomy and Physiology - Online

$400.00 inc. GST

Join Catherine Etty-Leal a Titled APA Sports, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in this online introductory Anatomy and Physiology course.

This course is ideal for Pilates, and yoga instructors wanting an anatomy refresher and anyone who would like to learn more about anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. 

The course is broken down into 3 modules:

Anatomy: Anatomical movements, trunk, lower limb and upper limb 

Physiology: Muscle, bone, cartilage, tendon and ligament  

Biomechanics:  Biomechanics of a joint, muscle function and functional movement 

Course duration: Approx. 10 hours to complete 

Once enrolled you have unlimited access to this online course.

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Work at your our pace in this online introductory course. 

Anatomy objectives: 

  • Understand anatomical terminology
  • Identify the bones, muscles, and joints of the trunk 
  • Identify the bones, muscles, and joints of the lower limb
  • Identify the bones, muscles, and joints of the upper limb 
  • Understand how the anatomy of the body relates to functional movement patterns

Physiology objectives 

For muscle, bone, cartilage, tendon and ligament: 

  • Understand the structure and physiological make up
  • Understand the function
  • What happens when an injury occurs
  • Healing process and timeframe

Biomechanics objectives:

  • Understand how different types of joints move
  • Understand how muscles generate force
  • Understand the different types of muscle contractions
  • Understand force coupling, agonists and antagonists
  • Integrate principles into understanding functional movements

Catherine Etty Leal is a Titled APA Sports and Exercise & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.


Catherine predominantly works in private practice treating a variety of performers, working with professional productions when they tour through Melbourne. Catherine is a Certified APPI Pilates Matwork and Equipment Instructor and is one of the APPI course presenters in Australia.