Musculoskeletal Anatomy


Instruction hours per week: 3

Duration: 8-12 Week Online Course

CEU Credit: 24 Crossfit, Yoga Alliance

Course Author: Lon Kilgore, PhD

Presented by: Lon Kilgore, PhD

Methods of instruction: Online, lecture, reading, formative activities and home based activities


This is a further and more detailed presentation of anatomical structures relative to the movement of the human body. The course content provides the student with an exemplary presentation of the musculature and skeletal features that contribute to exercise movement. The course provides additional underpinning knowledge of human structure relevant to fitness and enables integration of the learned materials into the delivery (teaching and instructing) of fitness instruction:

  • Identify the bones of the human skeleton in reference to their location and function in human movement.

  • Identify the major ligaments of the major joints in the human body in reference to their location and function in human movement.

  • Identify the major muscles and tendons of the human body that create common exercise movements.


  • Ankle and Foot: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons

  • Knee: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons

  • Hip: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons

  • Axial Skeleton: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons

  • Shoulder: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons

  • Elbow: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons

  • Wrist and Hand: Bones, Ligaments, Muscles & Tendons


This module is assessed through online testing. There are two (2) course tests. The questions on each test are multiple choice for conceptual assessment or place-the-pin or fill-in-the-blank for simple anatomical structure identification. There is one (1) short essay question presented with the second test that assesses synthesis of the materials presented into a solution for a common fitness practice problem. Each course test is worth fifty percent (50%) of the possible course weighting (100%). A minimum aggregate mark of 75% is required for the course to count towards credit.