UK College of Holistic Training
Holistic distance learning certificate
and diploma courses
Complementary therapies, self-help,
New Age and spiritual fields.
International enrolments accepted.
Start your course at any time of year.
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapists Level 2 and 3, 3rd Edition Paperback 2012. Nelson Thornes publishers
Anatomy and Physiology
Distance Learning Course Details
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredited by gsmts for for professional development purposes
Understand introductory human anatomy and physiology
Total recommended period of study: 2 – 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
Cost: � 14 5.00 ( 14 5 Pounds Sterling) for students in the UK – including textbook.
Overseas students will need to buy a copy of the textbook separately.
Method of study
Textbook study. Examination by open book questionnaire of approx. 140 test questions. Answers may be sent to the college by email for assessment.
This course provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology. There are sections on the skin, the skeletal system, the muscles, the circulatory system, the respiratory and olfactory systems, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the digestive system, the reproductive system, and the urinary system. Your knowledge will be tested by a 140-question open-book quiz.
The course is aimed at therapists and others who do not require a certificate approved by one of the major therapy bodies, but who, because of their interest in health or their practice of a therapy that does not require study of anatomy and physiology, would like some proof that they have studied the subject. For example, people helping those with illnesses may be Reiki or healing practitioners, EFT or TFT practitioners, flower essence or Bach flower practitioners, dowsers, counsellors or hypnotherapists, and NLP practitioners none of those disciplines requires any qualification in anatomy or physiology at all for practice, and many practitioners who never received an education in those areas now feel the need to fill that gap in their knowledge and demonstrate that they have done so with a certificate.
The course is also useful background for practitioners of massage, etc. in countries where a practice has been established but the practitioner did not need to have an anatomy/physiology qualification, and would now like one.
Entry criteriaand suitability
No particular qualifications are required for entry, but a strong interest in healing and/or complementary therapies is expected. This course is mainly for therapists in non-physical disciplines, energy therapies , intuitive practitioners, etc. who wish to fill in a gap in their knowledge or demonstrate their familiarity with the subject matter.
Successful graduates will receive the Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal designation Cert.Anat.Phys.
Please note that this is a theory course only and it does not lead to a qualification to practise any form of complementary medicine. This course is not assessed at Level 2 or 3; it is an independent course.
Although the unit uses a textbook designed for the VTCT or other national examinations, this course is not approved by VTCT or by the author of the course textbook. (The VTCT is the Vocational Training Charitable Trust, a UK examining body.) Passing this course will not give exemption from any VTCT exam and a pass in this course is not transferrable to any other school or college. However it may help you to increase your confidence if you are thinking of attending a school offering classes for VTCT or similar holistic therapy exams, because you will have some familiarity with the subject matter and the way it is presented.
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