Th​e online Anatomy and Physiology course is ideal for massage therapists, holistic therapists, yoga teachers, personal trainers, kinesiologists, acupuncturists/acupressurists etc who need anatomy and physiology as part of their qualification. ​

​It is also an excellent refresher course for anyone who would like to recap on Anatomy and Physiology and increase their confidence as a therapist.  

The course is broken down into easy to follow modules and sections, with tutorial videos, pdfs and other diagrams and checklists as required. It is tailored for the needs of complete beginners so any complicated terms are fully explained. 

One of the most outstanding features of the course is that is designed for practical use so we will explore the common conditions, whethar is it safe to treat them, in terms of safety and comfort during treatments ​with tips, where relevant, to ensure the clients get the most ben​efit possible. 

Th​e course follows the syllabus for ITEC and VTCT Level 3

There are 3 options:-

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    Self study - Complete the course and take automated quiz's to test your knowledge. Get 70% or more to receive the Essentials Certificate of Completion. €250
  • 2
    Directed study -​Complete the course and get assignments marked and graded by a tutor. Essentials Certificate awarded. €350
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    VTCT qualification - Complete the directed study option and take the VTCT exam in Malahide Dublin. VTCT Level 3 certificate awarded, 70% pass mark required.€500

Jenny Sheridan has been a holistic therapist and tutor for over 20 years and she has been teaching anatomy and physiology since 2008.

​She has devised numerous fun and effective ways to make learning effective. Her pass rate for anatomy and physiology is ​outstanding.

Jenny h​as qualifications in anatomy & physiology, holistic massage, sports massage, hot stone massa​ge, aromatherapy, reflexology, tuina acupressure, clinical aromatherapy, pregnancy massage, Indian Head Massage, Natural Facial, 5 Oil Facial, Reiki and IET.

She also has an ITEC teacher qualification, a VTCT assessor award, and a FETAC Train the Trainer Award.

The ​Online Anatomy and Physiology Course is the perfect option for you if:-

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    You really need an anatomy and physiology qualification but the thought of taking the course is ​daunting.
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    It's so hard to find the time for travelling and studying.
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    You've tried online courses before and found them very hard to follow. 
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    You speak English as a second language and feel you wouldn't manage the studying and exams. 
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    You want knowledge that you can actually use, not just to learn facts to pass an exam.
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     You've done Anatomy and Physiology before but you would love to refresh at home in your own time. 

​Why This Course?

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    Very experienced tutor - 10 years teaching ITEC and VTCT Anatomy & Physiology courses.
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    Easy study guide with proven methods to make learning easier.
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    Each module has video tutorials and downloadable pdf's.
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    Revision is made easy with a super easy mind map tool.
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    You have permanent access to the material so you can refesh whenever you need to.

I​ really enjoyed completing my ​Anatomy ​and Physiology Course with Jenny this year. The course was informative and enjoyable. I will always have great memories of the lessons, the laughs, the people and my time at Essentials and the new Holistic Centre is fab too!

Aoife Armstrong,

Bow​en Therapist Dublin​

The Online Anatomy and Physiology course includes13 modules each with ​video tutorials, downloadable manuals, homework assignments & a fantastic revision tool. 

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​​​Let's Make This Easy.....

​​​​All about study tips and other ways to make Anatomy & Physiology ​easy & enjoyable.

Online Anatomy and physiology course

The Skeletal System

​​How can an understanding of the bones make us better, more confident therapists?

How will we recognise skeletal disorders and how will this affect our therapies?

Online Anatomy and physiology course

Anatomical Directions

​Anatomical Directions are just ways of describing clearly where something in on the body. 

A really easy and useful module.

Online Anatomy and physiology course

Muscular System

​How They Work, ​Main Muscles of the Body, How To Remember Them All.

Why holistic therapies can reduce sports injuries, improve performance and reduce stress held in the body.

Online Anatomy and physiology course

Skin Hair & Nails

​The skin, hair and nails tell us a lot about what is going on in the body.

What can holistic therapists learn from the skin, hair and nails and how can t​hey use this knowledge to benefit their clients?

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The Circulation

​Massage therapists often tell cl​ients that massage energises, ​boosts the immune system and reduces pain. Here's why...

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​Lymphatic System

​The lymphatic system is the helper of the circulation. This will ​explain even more how massage can benefit the immune system, improve skin conditions and lots more.

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​Respiratory System

​​We know we need oxygen to live. But do you know how else breathing does? And how holistic therapies affect this system to increase energy levels and reduce nasty colds and flus?

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​Digestive System

"You Are What You Eat" But its not just what you eat, its how efficient the digestion is. Poor digestion can cause skin problems, depression and lots more. Learn just how holistic therapies can benefit the digestive system and when to refer to a nutritional therapist. 

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​Endocrine System

​The endocine systyem "talks" to every other system in the body. Learn this system and you will understand one important reason why the emotional state affects the physical state. ​

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The  Nervous System

​​The Nervous System is like the electrical system of the body.

Learn just how holistic therapies sooth the nervous system and reduce damaging effects of stress.

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​ Reproductive System

All about hormones and cycles and how they affect the mood and can cause ​conditions such as postnatal depression. 

​And how holistic therapies can help to rebalance this system helping PMT, skin conditions and much more. 

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​Urinary System

​Did you know an inbalance in this system can cause not just kidney & bladder disorders but also affect the skin, the mood, skeletal conditions and lots more. 

​We will delve into how holistic therapies can benefit the causes and symptoms of imbalances in this system.

Online Anatomy and physiology course

​The ​​Cell

​The Cell is like a mini ​city​. It has a brain/boss, energy supplier, transporter, waste management and lots more.......

​course fees

Option 1​

​Self study with interactive quizes.

​Essentials Certificate of completion


Option 2​

Directed study with assignments marked and graded by a tutor. Essentials Certificate with grades. 


Option 3​

Directed study with assignments marked and graded by a tutor. VTCT exam in Malahide.

VTCT  Level 3 certificate.


​Enrol for the Course

Anatomy & Physiology intimidates even the best of us. 

I did the A&P course with Jenny at Essentials and it flew by in no time. Jenny makes the classes fun, interesting and easy to remember. There is plenty of in-class revision so you know your stuff.

And at the end you pass your exams no problem.

Cindy Morrissey Ekko Therapies Dublin