Before you begin any of our courses, you will need a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. If you do not yet have a reasonable knowledge then we suggest you complete this online course first.
Polestar Anatomy is one of our most requested courses by our graduates and students. This 8-hour course is specifically designed as an introduction to muscle skeleton anatomy for movers and movement teachers and will prepare you for any of the Polestar certification courses.
Who is this course for
There are NO prerequisites for this course which has been especially developed for:
- Anyone that wants to start a professional Pilates course
- Personal trainers and group exercise instructors
- Instructors of movement arts such as dance, yoga looking to start a career in Pilates
- Anyone that want to refresh their Anatomy knowledge
- Polestar Anatomy is one of our most requested courses by our students and graduates! This 8-hour course is specifically designed as an introduction to muscle skeleton anatomy for movers and movement teachers.
- The perfect Anatomy course to prepare you for any of the Polestar curriculum, or to refresh your knowledge of the body and how it moves
- Eryn Apanovitch, Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, will go through the bones, joints, muscular contributions to movement, and vascular structures of each section of the body. Unlike other anatomy courses, Shelly Power and Brent Anderson’s discussion on the practical application of these movement concepts makes this a very user friendly and movement oriented anatomy course. Relating anatomical concepts to familiar movements sharpens your intuition while expanding your intellect
- NOTE: This course has required reading. You will need to purchase Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel. Click here to go to Amazon.
The course begins with an overview of:
- Regions of the Body
- Planes of Movement
- Directions and Positions
- Movements of the Body
- Systems of the Body
- The Skeletal System
- Types of Joints
- The Muscular System
- The Fascial System
- The Nervous System
The course then goes in depth of the bones, muscles and other structures of:
- The spine and thorax
- The abdomen
- The upper limb (shoulder, arm, forearm and hand)
- The pelvis and perineum
- The lower limb (thigh, knee, leg and foot)