FAQ and Course Content
In addition to the samples on the website this page is to help you to understand what is available to you as a student. Please email us for further details if anything is unclear.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many certificate courses are available?
Just one, titled “Certificate in Musculoskeletal Anatomy.”
How long does the certificate course take?
Each module has on average about 5 lessons. (See course index for more info here).
What are the additional stretching modules?
The additional stretching modules contain a large volume of stretching exercises, both on the floor and on the Pilates reformer. This content is a collection of all of the material in Anthony’s books. You can see the content of each stretching module here.
As an example, when you complete module 2 from the MA course, you will have learned all about the regions of the thigh- the hamstrings, the adductors, the quadriceps and hip flexors. If you would then like to purchase all of the stretches for those regions, you can purchase this additional module. Each stretching module demonstrates the anatomy of each stretch, as well as step by step instruction on how to teach and practice it.
What are the additional Pilates Kinesiology modules/short courses?
Each Pilates kinesiology module is worth 5 PMA CECs. These modules can be taken as additional modules with the Certificate in Musculoskeletal Anatomy, or taken as separate short courses.
This focus of these modules consists of examining anatomical and biomechanical relationships within the body during Pilates movements. There is less focus on inert anatomical structures and more on how joints and muscles interact to create movement.
- each module/short course takes approximately 3 hours to complete
- professional development points are currently being applied
- on successful completion of the quiz, students will receive a certificate of completion
From our web page: Pilates Kinesiology studies human movement via Pilates exercises. Familiar Pilates exercises are analysed as a means of understanding key principles of biomechanics and the complex mechanical and physiologic interactions of muscles and joints that occur during movement. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Pilates exercises, instruction, biomechanics, and an introduction to Arthrokinematics (the study of anatomy, function, dysfunction and treatment of joints and articulations) and Osteokinematics (Osteokinematics describes the motion of bones relative to the three cardinal (principal) planes of the body: sagittal, frontal, and horizontal.)
Having developed a good anatomical background in the “General Principles of MS Anatomy” course, (or another similar course) students learn to transform the static images of human anatomy into dynamic, three-dimensional movement, and to understand what happens in this miraculous process. Click here to see a sample.
How many Pilates Kinesiology modules are there?
At the moment there are three, and several more will be available soon. Each module is a small booklet size of around 35 pages of material, so the development time is substantial.
How long do I have to complete the course?
Your 3D anatomy app is valid for 12 months. If you have not finished the coursework by then, you can purchase another app from us for $130, for another 12 months. Of course, the reading material is all downloadable and yours to keep forever.
How does the workbook integrate with the anatomy app?
The textbook has a large volume of information in it, much of which has been condensed into point form. Inside the textbook are links to the anatomy app, if you have the app installed on your computer, by clicking on the link in your textbook, the app should open at the appropriate page. The textbook has links to interactive videos and images on the app.
How do I use the app?
A link with a code is sent to you once you enroll. You can then easily install the app on your computer in a matter of minutes. There are many links to the app in your text book (see above) and there are a series of lesson provided by the app developer on how to use it also. It is truly a fascinating app with an incredible range of material. It is friendly to use, and with the links and instructions in your textbook, you will have no trouble learning how to use it.
What’s with the quizzes?
The course is not a pass-fail experience. That’s old school, and not the way to optimize learning. Hence, the answers to every question in the quiz are provided immediately after the question, so that if you selected an incorrect answer, you can see where you went wrong, and what was right! This way, your knowledge base is growing constantly. The quizzes are nothing to be fearful about. You can take them as many times as you want, until you learning experience is complete.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, once you complete all of the modules and quizzes, and send us your screenshots, you will get a full “certificate in Musculoskeletal Anatomy” certification.
What is the content of each module?
Click here to download the full course index.
What is the course content?
The certificate in MA provides an in depth look into the anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. It does not cover peripheral vasculature and major nerve trunks; however, students can investigate these systems in great detail with the Complete Anatomy Medical App that comes with the course. The course provides a sound basis for later study in teaching and clinical practice, pathology, kinesiology, and biomechanics.
The syllabus content includes regional anatomy of the upper and lower limbs, vertebral column, and abdominopelvic structures. Optional modules on the hands and feet, diaphragm and pelvic floor structure and function are currently being developed.
How is the material delivered?
To promote deep learning the course uses a blended-learning approach; content is delivered using a combination of a comprehensive 350 page online manual with direct links to the Complete Anatomy App, online lectures found in the App, and contextualised learning via making muscles on your skeleton. At the completion of each module, students take a multiple-choice quiz. The correct quiz answers are provided to enable students to correct any misunderstanding they may have. Students are also invited to join the private Facebook group where students and teachers can interact and provide clarification and assistance.
Is there any emphasis on clinical problem solving related to common injuries and movement dysfunction?
No, the emphasis is on providing students with a solid understanding of the structure of muscles, bones and joints and their correlation with function. However, armed with this knowledge, students should be better able to differentiate preferable patterns of movement and its function. The Complete Anatomy App also provides multiple lectures and video material on injuries and pathologies for interested students.
The Musculoskeletal Anatomy course is worth 25 PMA CECs!
The certificate course is titled “Certificate in Musculoskeletal Anatomy.” It has 5 modules, and up to 8 lessons per module
Each module focuses on a particular region, for example, the thigh
Each lesson focuses on an area within a region for example, the hamstrings of the thigh
Additional modules are available for both Stretching and Pilates Kinesiology.
You can purchase the additional modules without doing the certificate course, but to understand their content, you will need some anatomy training and education. The additional modules build on the knowledge gained in the MS certificate course.
Further Pilates Kinesiology modules are being completed at present, and we will notify you when more are available. At the moment there are three modules available.
The are two types of additional modules. One provides anatomy and practical stretching, the other provides a kinesiological analysis of Pilates exercises. See below for definition of kinesiology.