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Anatomy and Physiology Online CPD Course

Covering ALL body systems and worth 20 CPD points, this FHT Qualification Course requires no attendance.

Upcoming Course Dates

This is an ongoing online course that can be booked and started anytime

About this Course

Anatomy and Physiology Online CPD Course

This course taught by Darien Pritchard is designed to help massage practitioners who are new to Hands Free massage to save their fingers, thumbs and wrists (the most common areas of strain for practitioners) while applying firm pressure – You will learn new effective skills that can be integrated into your massage sessions.

Don’t wait for the first signs of injury or strain – act now – Give your hands a holiday and save your career!

Course Duration


Entry Requirements

Complementary therapy qualification of any level

Course Audience

Perfect for refresher training or for new therapists who have chosen not to go down the QCF accredited course route


Online Platform

Enrollment & Tuition


Points Awarded

20 CPD Points


Anatomy and Physiology Online CPD Course – FHT Accredited

In partnership with ETS We are very pleased to offer you this online Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology.

Covering ALL body systems and worth 20 CPD points, this FHT Qualification Course requires no attendance. All tutorials and assessments are delivered online, in your own time, from the comfort of your own home. Ideal for refresher training and for new therapists who have chosen not to go down the RQF accredited course route. This  course is open to both beginners and also qualified therapists who would like to refresh their knowledge. Online learning is an excellent way to study because you do not have to travel to a training venue, you can fit studying around life’s demands, fly through the course and pass quickly, or simply take your time and enjoy the journey without the pressure of imposed timetables.

This easy-to-use online course, together with unrivalled support, enables you to achieve your diploma in the way that best suits you

Accredited by The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Key Features

  • FHT-Approved Qualification Course *
  • 20 CPD points
  • Perfect for refresher training or for new therapists who have chosen not to go down the QCF accredited course route
  • Fully supported – click here for our testimonials
  • Free access to the ETS Resource Centre with links to videos, animation, and other resources to further support your study if you choose, without slowing you down
  • Interactive tutorials and online assessments mean you can study completely from home
  • Immediate online marking of assessments so no written assignments to be posted
  • No required attendance whatsoever
  • And we even guarantee your success!

* An FHT Qualification Course is a training course that follows the National Occupational Standard (NOS) and Core Curriculum for the therapy and one which qualifies the student to Practitioner Level. Therapists qualifying in an FHT Accredited therapist qualification are able to gain FHT Membership, insurance and qualification verification for registration with the regulator for complementary healthcare, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Please note, holders of Anatomy & Physiology only, with no therapy qualification, can join the FHT as a non-practitioner member only, and cannot obviously be insured or join the CNHC.

What are the Advantages of our Anatomy & Physiology online CPD Course?

  • Start the course whenever you wish
  • Home study / distance learning – study in your own home!
  • Study at your own pace – below is a basic guide to how long each module will take
  • Comprehensive tutorial written by an e-learning expert to maximise your learning and retention
  • Continually monitor your progress through self-assessments
  • Unlimited e-tutor support
  • Access to blogs so you can communicate with others if you wish
  • Free access to the ETS Resource Centre
  • No waiting for results – online marking is immediate!
  • No regular travelling expenses
  • No hidden costs

Please note: this course will be facilitated by ETS not TEACH Therapy so your loyalty discount & Black Friday discounts cannot be used for this course

How long will it take to complete the course:

Below is a very basic guide to the hours required for each section of the course based purely on their complexity. This obviously does not take into account any familiarity you may have with each, your speed of learning or other personal factors (such as general interest in the subject) which may affect your progress.

  • Introduction (10hrs)
  • Skeletal and Joints (13 hrs)
  • Cardiovascular (10 hrs)
  • Lymphatic (8 hrs)
  • Muscular System (30 hrs)
  • Nervous (including Senses) (15 hrs)
  • Skin, Nails and Hair (8 hrs)
  • Digestive (9 hrs)
  • Excretory (8hrs)
  • Respiratory (8 hrs)
  • Olfactory (3 hrs) – included in the Senses tutorial
  • Endocrine (13 hrs)
  • Reproductive (10 hrs)
  • Female Breast (3 hrs) – included in the Reproductive System tutorial

Course Tutors

Essential Training Solutions (ETS)

Essential Training Solutions has specialised in online courses and resources since it was established in 1998. We continue to work closely with industry leading awarding bodies and membership organisations including the VTCTFederation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)Association of Reflexologists (AoR)International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) and Kinesiology Federation (KF). We are the recommended training provider of Anatomy and Physiology for both Bowen Association, Bowen Therapy and Bowen College.

What Our Graduates Have To Say

"I learnt loads - I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to enhnce their massage - and of course to save their hands!" Gaye W 2019
"A fantastic course! more than just Hands-Free, the course covers body movement, positioning, self-care and creative experimentation" 2019
"Very useful skills gained to prolong my career & work better with my own body-use" Diane R 2019
"much more indepth, detailed & specific than I anticipated" 2019
"I wish I had this knowledge from the very start of my massage career" Charlotte B 2019
"I have learnt a lot to take away to add into my massage routine, can't wait to get started" Sally W 2019
"This course has been the most valuable of all for my career. Being able to save my hands is going to enable me to prolong my passion as a therapist. My favourite part was the ability to save my hands on the feet - my thumbs will be eternally grateful!" Caitlin S 2018
"I found this course engaging, thought-provoking & practice-changing! Darien is an excellent teacher - funny, practical, attentive& has a beautiful concept of what massage is & what it has the potential to be. This practice is natural & fluid - Thank you!" KMcD March 2015
"Found Dariens approach very helpful, constant feedback, pointers, repetition and recapping - loved the course even with my limited experience. I have learned a lot and will change my practice - I didn't feel out of place and Dariens approach encouraged me greatly - thank you" LR March 2015
"Excellent course, Reached & Exceeded my expectations. Good hands-on and well explained. Plenty to work on" CW March 2015
"As an Osteopath the course offered very beneficial techniques when treating soft tissue - I would recommend this course to any other osteopath"
"Really inspirational massage, amazing course, my clients will really benefit. Darien is a really knowledgeable, funny & thorough tutor, Fab thank you"
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