NPTC 1st Term: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Fitness

This course teaches essential knowledge regarding the anatomy of the human body and its working physiology in relation to physical exercise. This forms a foundation to build key skills as a fitness professional.

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    • PD hours: 35
    Study online at your own pace and complete within the 7 week term time allocated
    • 1,175.00 EUR incl. Tax


The purpose of this course is to cover the major anatomical knowledge of the body in relation to the skeleton and the muscles. This will provide a valuable foundation for understanding how they work and function during physical activity and exercise. In order to affect change in physical performance and the appearance of the human body, we must understand sufficient aspects of anatomy and the working physiology of the various systems involved in physical exercise and metabolism.

This course is the first of 5 modules delivered as part of the Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate (NPTC). The initial first term fees include a €500 registration deposit as well as the standard NPTC term fee of €675, bringing the starting payment to €1175. 

Course start dates are scheduled as study terms throughout each year and can be found on the main NPTC course information page.


Eligibility criteria to enrol in the Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Fitness (and the NPTC) includes:

  • Evidence of identity and at least 18 years of age
  • Evidence of completion of high school level education
  • Be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English

Course components

This course contains over 10 hours of video content with a range of varied assessments. The required learning is divided into 12 lessons and 12 assessments based around the following topics:

1. Skeletal anatomy
2. Joints and connective tissue
3. Joint movement and function
4. Skeletal muscle anatomy
5. Muscle actions
6. Exercise and muscle function
7. Respiratory physiology
8. Cardiovascular physiology
9. Cellular energy systems for exercise
10. Nervous physiology
11. Endocrine physiology
12. Thermoregulation