Anatomy & Physiology for Fitness

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Anatomy & Physiology for Fitness


This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the key body systems, applying this to exercise performance and training adaptation. This course provides the skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

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It is essential that fitness instructors understand the key functions of the human body and how this relates to a variety of fitness-based activities. Understanding the key structures of the body (anatomy) and the processes that they are responsible for (physiology) will allow accurate advice to be given to clients, and results maximised.

This course includes the unit of competency ‘SISFFIT004 – Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming’.

The learning outcomes of SISFFIT004 are:

  • Describe and label the structural levels of an organism.
  • Label key skeletal structures and landmarks.
  • Describe the physiological process of bone development.
  • Label key skeletal muscles.
  • Describe the physiology of muscular contraction
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the other key body systems.

Additional information

Course type

Short course

Delivery method




Nominal hours


Assessment method

Multiple Choice, Short answer questionnaire

Unit of competency

SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

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