Level 1 Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics

Level One Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics are comprehensive aspects required to understand sports performance and how to improve it. It is essential for coaches to recognise that not all sports have the same level of technical and complex movements. Knowing how the body works is important when developing coaching programmes for different functional activities such as flexibility, strength and stamina, to ensure the athlete has the best education for their sport, can avoid creating imbalances within the body and know how to prevent injury. This will enable athletes to achieve their potential in their sport and reach the excellence required for optimum health and fitness.


Who is the course designed for?

  • Those who wish to study the specialist aspects of the body and how it works in relation to pole sports
  • Fitness and or dance instructors wishing to become a pole sports coach
  • Those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of pole sports
  • Those who wish to coach regional, national and world pole sports athletes
  • Those who wish to progress to Level 1 Pole Sports Coach and further IPSF coaching programmes

What does the level 1 certificate qualify me to do?

On successful completion of the course with a minimum pass rate of 80%, the Level 1 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology can be used towards CPD requirements and as a prerequisite for other EPIC courses. Learners will be able to progress to Level 1 Pole Sports Coach and further IPSF coaching programmes including the Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics for advanced level coaches.


Course pathway for Coaches certification


Level 4 Coaching Trainer

This course is by invitation only and is designed for certified coaches to become trainers of the courses in the coaching pathway.


Level 3 Certificate in Elite Pole Sports Coaching
This course will enable certified coaches to take athletes to the highest level of competition by gaining the knowledge required to coach athletes holistically. Athletes at elite level require an understanding from their coach about how to incorporate the intense level of training, nutritional needs and psychological assessment into safe and healthy practice.


Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports
This course is designed to coach at an intermediate and advanced level building on the knowledge and know-how of level one and looking at all aspect of Pole, developing a greater understanding of the mechanics of the body in relation to the pole. Level two develops safety and spotting skills as well as movement and training skills


Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports
This course is designed to coach beginners, enthusiasts and amateurs. The emphasis is on safe coaching as well as technical coaching. You will also develop a greater understanding of the physical and psychological demands of pole sports on both the pole enthusiast, the pole athlete and the disabled poler and how this impacts on your coaching.


Level 1 certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
This course gives the foundations for excellent practice in coaching pole sports and is a mandatory prerequisite for all further coaching courses on the coaching pathway (unless you already have a similar certification). The course focuses on functions of the body, warming up, main event workouts and cooling down as well as flexibility and strength training.

What are the pre-requisites to attend the course?

There are no pre-requisites for this course, but this course is one of the prerequisites for all IPSF coaching courses.


How is the course delivered?

The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics is delivered as an online e-learning course. It will be split into the following phases:


Phase 1 – Online study and assessments


Phase 2  Online final written assessment


Phase 3 Online final practical assessment


Throughout the taught programme the theoretical understanding of how the body works in relation to pole sports is threaded through the technical and practical skills both by discussion and review of course materials. You will be assessed through an independent online assessment at the end of the course.


Successful candidates who achieve 80% pass rate or more will receive a certificate.


Course objectives

On successful completion of the IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics, learners will be able to understand:

  • The skeletal system
  • The articular system
  • The muscular system
  • The nervous system
  • The respiratory system
  • The cardiovascular system

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Movement analysis
  • Flexibility development
  • Strength development
  • Warm up and cool down



All candidates will receive high quality downloadable resources to support the qualification. 


Booking & Cost

Cost - £99


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