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Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (IYN)
Starts 17th May 2015. This is for Unity students and non-students, but is designed for yoga teachers, massage therapists and bodywork teachers.


Unity Studio
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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130a Lewes Road, Brighton East Sussex, GB BN2 3LG

Type of Event

  • Course



May 17 to
Oct 16
03:00 amto15:45 pm

Classes will be held at Unity Studio from 10am-6pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.
The dates are: Sunday 17th May, Sunday 12th July, Saturday 10th October, exam Friday 16th October 5.30pm.



We require a deposit of £175. The remaining amount can either be paid in one instalment or in 6 instalments from May-October.

Full Description

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (IYN)
Starts 17th May 2015-Now accepting bookings!

What is Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology?

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology is the study of the human anatomy. This is a 21 hour course, recognised by the IYN and students will be assessed on a 30-45 minute theoretical exam. This AP&P diploma at Unity is directed at Yoga teachers, bodywork teachers and massage therapists.

AP&P course outline

The Skeletal System: Bones and joints
Axial and appendicular
The spine: Parts of the vertebral column and curvatures of the spine
Classifications of bone: bone structure and growth
Classification of joints: movement and exercise
The leaver system and movement

The Muscular System: Muscles and muscle actions
Classifications of muscles: Smooth, skeletal, cardiac
Locations of major muscle groups
Muscle action – Anatomical terms
Muscle group action on joints
Group muscle action: primary mover, synergist, antagonist
Muscle structure and sliding filament theory

The Cardiorespiratory System
The heart
The cardiac cycle
Heart rate: stroke volume and cardiac output
The vascular system: arteries, veins, capillaries, diffusion
Systemic and pulmonary circulation
The respiratory system
Alveoli and breathing action

The Lymphatic system
The role of the lymphatic system
Vessels and organs

Energy Systems
Food and chemical energy
The ATP cycle
ATP and exercise
The energy systems: Phosphocreatine, lactic acid and aerobic

The Nervous system: an overview
The central nervous system and periperal nervous system
Sensory division and motor division
sections of the motor division

The term Fitness and physical fitness
Components of fitness
Factors affecting physical fitness and flexibility

The AP&P exam paper is currently 55 questions, which consist of multiple choice, labeling and short answer questions. The exam will last for 30-45 minutes.

The AP&P dates

Sunday 17th May 10am-6pm
Sunday 12th July 10am-6pm
Saturday 10th October 10am-6pm
Friday 16th October Exam (30-45 minutes) 5.30pm

This part of the Training will be delivered over 21 hours of teaching time and requires regular home study. The sessions will be held from 10am-6pm with a 1-hour lunch break.

To Consider

Our values underpin the flavour of the atmosphere that we create at Unity. Please read through these on our ‘Core Values’ section and feel if this is in harmony with what you are looking for.
As a student, you will be experiencing a powerful group journey together. We honour the yogic principles to create harmony and flow within the group.


The AP&P sessions will be held at Unity Studio . This peaceful haven has a small equipped kitchen providing basic cooking facilities and complimentary herbal teas. There is also free wifi available. A pretty courtyard garden is often used for study and breaks. There is free parking nearby on Hartington Road and plenty of buses outside.


The course cost is £650 including manuals and exam.
A deposit of £175 is required (this applies only to students not already studying a Unity diploma)

How to book your place

If you would like to book your place on the Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology course (IYN), please fill out the AP&P booking form and email to Rosie at or call 01273778400.


Dawn Morse (MSc)

Dawn Morse has over 17 years experience of working within the sports, fitness and health industry, as well as having a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences. She aims to bring knowledge, experience and passion to each of her classes, workshops and training courses.

Dawn teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Hot Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates as well as working as a part-time associate lecturer in sport for the Open University, and is also the Sports Therapy Degree Programme Leader and lecturer at Swindon College.

Her experience as a fitness and exercise consultant included designing and delivering group exercise classes for both the general public and local sports groups; carrying out-group and individual fitness assessments and designing and delivering personal training sessions for different backgrounds and needs.

Dawn completed her yoga teacher training under the guidance of Brian Cooper from Union Yoga UK. Since then Dawn has also completed additional training in Pre and Postnatal yoga, baby yoga and massage and meditation. As a result Dawn has experience of teaching yoga classes and workshops to a wide audience with different aims and needs.

She regularly teaches Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course and Pre and Postnatal Yoga-Training course, which are run by Sally Parkes. Both courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and the Independent Yoga Network.

Recommended yogic specific AP&P literature

Functional Anatomy by David Keil (Lotus Publishing)
Yoga Anatomy 2nd edition by Leslie Kaminoff
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by David Coulter
Anatomy and Physiology of yogic practices by Gore and

These are obtainable from Amazon.

If you would like to book your place on the Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology course (IYN), please fill out the booking form and email to Rosie at or call 01273778400.