Functional Anatomy

PNWP Functional Anatomy Course

PNWP offers a 20-hour course for those who need to learn—or revisit—the basics of functional anatomy before beginning the STOTT PILATES® instructor certification program. Functional Anatomy courses are offered three times a year. 


  • Basic biomechanics (levers, effects of gravitational force, effects of muscle force)
  • Anatomical terminology
  • Skeletal anatomy
  • Actions at the joints
  • Major muscle groups and muscles’ origin insertion and action
  • Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES repertoire will also be included to illustrate functional anatomy

Learning Objectives

  • Effects of levers, gravitational force and effects of muscle force
  • Anatomical terminology
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Muscle origins, insertions and actions
  • Analyze the functional anatomy of an exercise and movement
  • Deepen understanding of the body to prepare for Intensive Mat (IMP) or Intensive Reformer (IR) courses

Schedule and Tuition

Get the best price on the Functional Anatomy course when you schedule and purchase a package(s) at the same time. Tuition includes all required course materials.