Introduction to the Human Body


    AU $7


    Joe Hellowell




    1 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    This course is all about our bodies! Explore the basics of human anatomy and the principles of what makes us living organisms. We begin by reviewing foundational anatomical terminology, before moving on to human life processes, and the cells, tissues, organs, and systems that work together to keep us alive. At the end of the course, you should have gained a solid, basic understanding of our bodily structures, how they are organised, as well as how they function.

    This course is designed for entry-level fitness enthusiasts and fitness professionals keen to develop a stronger understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology, forming the foundations for further learning in the health and fitness industry. It would also suit seasoned fitness professionals interested in a comprehensive refresher of their fundamentals.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Anatomical terminology and planes
    • Homeostasis and human life processes
    • Cellular structure and function
    • Tissue types and functions
    • General Adaptation Syndrome
    • The 11 Systems of the Human Body

    About the Author

    In 2016, Joe began his career in allied health and fitness as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, as well as a Myotherapist. After several years of hands-on experience, Joe was offered an opportunity to become an educator as a Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness. He is now a Master Coach in Queensland, leading the training delivery of remedial massage and fitness qualifications.

    Prior to this, Joe worked as a lifeguard and combat first aider in the military; roles in which his love for human physiology and fitness grew and flourished into the career he has today.

    Joe’s interests lie in strength and conditioning, anatomy and physiology, as well as in neuroscience and its relationship to exercise. His interests extend into sports and leading an active lifestyle himself - activities which he passionately engages in and continuously relates back to his own professional development, ensuring his ability to consistently deliver education that is fresh, fun and interesting.



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 07/02/2026. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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