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Anatomy and Physiology  - ITEC Level 3 Diploma 

The Irish School of Reflexology & Wellness is delighted to be able to offer a fantastic new course of study and qualification to our range of holistic and wellness training programmes.


The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology is a comprehensive, thorough and detailed course that will provide students with the in-depth knowledge of the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the human body which is required to develop their portfolio of skills and progress in their chosen path in the holistic health industry.


Our highly professional, student-centred training is based on the latest scientific research in that field. We provide a comprehensive and supportive learning environment for our students with regular opportunities for engagement and feedback  from tutors. The course will take students on a journey of personal growth and development that will impact the way they work and the healing services they provide in the future. Our team of tutors highly experienced in anatomy and physiology will guide students through this journey to successful completion.

What is Anatomy and Physiology?

Anatomy is the study of the structures associated with the human body. Physiology is the study of the function of each of these structures. The human body is often thought of as a complicated machine. In order for the machine to work, it must have all of its parts but in addition each of these parts must function optimally. If organs or organ systems are not functioning properly, then the patient is described as having disease. This Diploma will provide students with the knowledge required for clear, confident and professional progression within their chosen career.


Aim of Course

The main aim of the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology is to enable learners to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology required by the complementary therapies, beauty therapy and sport and fitness industry.


This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 3. It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 3.

This qualification is for learners who want to work within the complementary therapies, beauty therapy or sport and fitness industry. The qualification consists of 1 mandatory unit with a total of 100 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification.


Knowledge Areas

The main knowledge the learner will develop is: The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems - to include 

  • Skeletal—The bones, cartilage, and joints.

  • Muscular—The muscles, which helps the body move and breathe.

  • Nervous—The brain, spinal cord, and cells called nerves that relay electrical impulses between the brain/spinal cord and the rest of the body.

  • Respiratory—The lungs, nose, trachea, and other cells and tubes related to breathing.

  • Cardiovascular—The heart, blood vessels, and blood, which provide oxygen and nutrients to the body and remove waste products.

  • Lymphatic—Tubes called lymph vessels and several organs and cell types that drain away fluids and protect the body.

  • Endocrine—Organs, such as the pancreas, liver, testes, and ovaries, and glands that produce/regulate hormones and other chemical signals.

  • Male and Female Reproductive Systems—Organs involved in reproduction, including the uterus, clitoris, and penis.

  • Urinary—The kidneys and bladder, which filter the blood, remove waste products, and produce and excrete urine.

  • Digestive—Organs, such as the mouth, stomach, intestines, and anus, which digest and absorb food and dispose of waste products.

Commitment & Qualification Structure (minimum)
Guided Learning Hours (GHL) - e.g. teaching time = 100 hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - e.g. an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required, in order for a learner to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification = 230 hours 
Learners are required to provide a portfolio of evidence containing assignments under the supervision of the lecturer who will monitor the quality of the assignments in order to ensure that they meet the criteria. 

Assessment and Examination
Students’ final grade will be awarded based on the following:
Ongoing assessment throughout the course will provide regular support and inspire the achievement of individual learning goals. 
A written examination (50% of overall final mark)
Presentation of 20 hours of case studies of clients with dietary and nutritional advice. (50% of overall final mark)


Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that learners must have prior to undertaking this qualification. It is the responsibility of the centre to ensure that learners have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.

€950. Exam fees not included and must be paid in advance of sitting examinations. Please contact  for enquiries.

Two hands encircling an anatomical figure with circling beams of light
Anatomical image of a skeletal system


This course will run online in 2022. 

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Upon successful completion of all the Modules you will carry the internationally recognized ITEC qualification which enables you to gain insurance as a Diet & Nutrition adviser for Holistic Therapies. 

ITEC provides leading international qualifications, specialising in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service with centres in 39 countries.


In Ireland, there are more than 200 colleges and private training providers approved to deliver ITEC qualifications. ITEC supports Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025 (Department of Education and Skills, 2016). 

iTEC qualifications are recognised on national and international qualifications frameworks worldwide and are the most employer-preferred qualifications in the industry, being highly sought after by beauty, sport, fitness and therapy businesses globally. ITEC qualification holders are widely known to have a competitive advantage in the labour market. ITEC qualifications are referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and all ITEC qualification holders are also entitled to a Europass Certificate.​


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This course will be taught online over 22 weeks, one evening per week. 

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This course is available in both the Dublin and Donegal schools. 

Currently, due to Covid-19, tutition takes place online. 

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