Understanding certain aspects of human biology can give you a better understanding of the operation of nerves and muscles in movements and reactions in the body. This course is ideal for those who are wanting to help people improve their flexibility, performance and posture, including fitness professionals, health professionals and rehabilitation practitioners.
The Certificate of Human Biology – Muscles and Movement is an online program that will give you insights into how nerves and muscles work to assist people with mobility issues or those wanting to improve their fitness performance.
In this professional development course, you will learn about the structure of the nervous system, the anatomy of neurons, and how the nervous system affects motor skill performance.
You will also study skeletal muscles in terms of how they are organised, move and develop, and how specific exercises can assist with flexibility and posture.
On completion of this course, you will understand how muscles and movement can help people with mobility issues or fitness goals and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Human Biology - Muscles and Movement
Unit 1 – How nerves work
Structure of the nervous system
Anatomy of neurons
How muscles work with nerves
Basic body functions
Unit 2 – Nerves and motor skills
Science of motor skills
How motor skills develop
Physiology of the central nervous system
Homeostatic reflex arc
Spinal cord and spinal nerves
Central sensorimotor programs
Unit 3 – Skeletal muscle
How bones form
Anatomy of bone
Fractures and fracture healing
Types of bones
Striated voluntary muscle
Relationship between muscle and skeleton
Unit 4 – Muscle organisation
Parts of the muscular system: tendons, deep fascia, epimysium etc
Types of muscle fibre
Muscle types: striated, smooth, cardiac
Skeletal muscle types: slow oxidative, fast glycolic, etc
What muscle cause what movement
Unit 5 – Muscular movement
How do muscles move
How skeletal muscles produce movement
How levers are used to produce muscular movement
Muscle groups and movements
Unit 6 – Muscular development
Muscular body function
Unit 7 – Muscle flexibility
Excitation contraction of muscle
Different levels of flexibility
Unit 8 – Muscles and posture
Benefits of posture
Slow and fast twitch muscles
Nervous system feedback
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.