Unit 1 Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health


This Unit covers the Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology knowledge needed by a Personal Trainer to support them in their role providing health, fitness and exercise advice and programming for a range of clients. This is the first Unit that needs to be completed as part of the YMCA Certificate in Personal Training qualification. Once completed you can then study the Level 3 Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme.


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Understand the heart and circulatory system and its relation to exercise
Understand the musculoskeletal system and its relation to exercise
Understand postural and core stability
Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise
Understand the endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health
Understand energy system and their relation to exercise


The Course has been designed using the Awarding Body’s Online Learning Portal to support you in your studies anywhere and at any time. So you can be confident that you are using the best media rich and interactive Online Learning delivery system. You will have 215 days (7 months) to complete the course from when you receive your login details – these can take up to 5 working days to come through. One of the Training Team will be in touch with you once you have enrolled and introduce you to your course Tutor who will be there to support you through your studies.

You will be supported by one of our Online Tutors via email and over the phone. You will also be required to attend face to face assessment day at one of our training and assessment centres nationally where you will complete your assessment. Once you are ready for your assessment you can book onto an Assessment day to complete the course. Your Tutor will support you through this process. Contact us or call now! 01223909019


You can book onto any of our assessment days at any of our venues nationally. This will be booked once you are ready through your Tutor.

Externally set multiple choice theory paper

60 minutes to complete the assessment answering 40 questions

Pass mark is (70%) 28 correct questions