• 3 Modules
  • 19 Chapters
  • Up to 100 Hours in study over a 3 Month period.
  • Live contact with your Presenters available
  • Countless videos, animations and 3D interactive anatomy from Primal Pictures
  • Self-Assessments & Assignments in each Chapter
  • Extra lessons available as an Optional Extra


Movement anatomy knowledge is fundamental to successful teaching no matter your level or specialisation.
The better you understand movement and its anatomy, the better you can teach.
And the better you can teach, the greater your ability to bring change in someone’s life and wellbeing.


This unique course specifically designed for movement professionals, and is an essential fundamental for anyone studying or practicing as a Pilates, Yoga, ballet teachers, personal training, dance and sports and conditioning coaches, no matter their level, specialisation or experience.


This certificate is endorsed by BASI Pilates. Once the examination process is successfully completed, you will be granted 37 NPCP CECs. This is a blended course that includes Distance Learning and Live Sessions (Zoom). Upon successful completion of this course and the examination, you will be granted 37 NPCP CECs.


Skills Outcomes

As a result of doing this course, you will:
  1. Learn the language and terminology of movement anatomy
  2. Better understand the body tissues of the and how they are organized and integrated
  3. Learn about main systems that regulate movement
  4. Learn how to assess postural alignment and identify typical postural syndromes.
  5. Learn how to progress and modify exercise using that revenant biomechanics
  6. Be able to name and identify the major bones, joints and muscles in the body, there properties and actions
  7. Be able to analyse, prescribe and progress movement using movement anatomy knowledge

Learning Outcomes

As a result of doing this course, you will:
  1. Increase your knowledge and understanding of the human body and movement anatomy.
  2. Be able to better combine your outer knowledge of movement prescription and progression with your scientific inner understanding of anatomy & physiology.
  3. Have greater ability to apply this knowledge to your client’s planning, programming and progression helping them to meet their goals.
  4. Have a greater ability to adapt and moderate exercise.
  5. Better individualise your clients programming rather than solely relying on prescriptive routines.
  6. Be able to understand the link between anatomy and a functional perspective in relation to common movement patterns
  7. Understand postural tendencies and learn to see patterns and structure.
  8. Understand the inter-relationship between each system/network of the body



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Theo Botha

Inspired by movement and working with people, Theo pursued her passion for Pilates and studying the human body by opening Body Intellect Studio in Pretoria, South Africa, at the tender age of 23, after earning her Bachelor of Education degree in Dance.

Now with over 25 years experience, and as a BASI Pilates Principal Instructor, Theo has taught internationally in cities such as Beijing, Moscow, London, Munich and Los Angeles. As the Director of BASI Pilates for South Africa, Theo has earned a reputation as a teacher of the highest calibre with the ability to share knowledge unconditionally.

Her passion for teaching anatomy and movement culminated in the formation of movementanatomy.com

Dr Mark Vella ND

Mark is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa and holds a Business Management Honours from The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

He has held multiple qualifications in neuromuscular bodywork, personal training, functional and lifestyle medicine including those with the American Council on Exercise and Exercise Teachers Academy.

Having taught wellness and exercise science for over 25 years, Mark has authored and designed over 30 fitness and wellness programs, and qualifications.

His Movement Anatomy books have sold over 200 000 copies and have been translated into 9 languages.


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