Pp. 38-51 (14)
Anatomy is the study of the structures of the body. Physiology is the study
of the function of the structures. The study of both provides a solid understanding of
the body and how to develop it and rehabilitate it. There is a great divergence in
exercise physiology departments in teaching exercise physiology in general and
anatomy in particular. Exercise physiologists must not be disempowered from anatomy.
To not have the power to influence the profession would be an appalling state of
affairs. Yet, it is clear that students are graduating without knowing in detail which
muscles are responsible for what actions.
Academic preparation, Hands-on dissection, Language of anatomy,
Meaningless stretching exercises, Science of physiology.
Board Certified Exercise Physiologist, USA.