The Nervous System: Anatomy, Function and Involvement in Strength Adaptations


    AU $49


    Ellyn Johnson




    1 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    Most of us are aware of our skeletal and muscular systems and their importance in all things physical activity. The nervous system, however, is a commonly overlooked body system within the fitness industry due to the fact that it cannot be directly seen or felt.  

    This course offers insights into the importance of this system by covering the foundations of nervous system anatomy and physiology. In addition, this course discusses the underlying factors that contribute to traditional strength training programming and relevant program variables, as well as discussing adaptations that occur at the level of the nervous system in response to strength training. 

    Upon completion of this course you will have an understanding of the workings of the human nervous system and how this system is the key driver behind force output and strength gains.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Nervous system anatomy
    • The major divisions of the nervous system
    • Nerve conduction physiology
    • Neuromuscular integration 
    • Strength training adaptations relevant to the nervous system

    About the Author

    Ellyn is a qualified Exercise Scientist with a background in youth Strength and Conditioning. She holds a Bachelor degree in Science and a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sports Science from UQ. She has previously worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Academy level athletes at the Brisbane Lions Football Club. She continues to work in a casual 1-on-1 capacity with her own PT clients with a range of different goals, from body composition goals to recreational endurance athletes.

    In addition to her S&C experience, Ellyn works as an Online Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Here she lectures and provides support for new Personal Trainers entering the industry, training and assessing individuals working through their Certificate III and IV in Fitness qualifications.



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 13/01/2026. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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