Foundation Certificate in Body Science - now online!

For the love of anatomy & physiology, insight into pathology & exploration of palpation

The training as a whole melds the anatomy, physiology and pathology needed with a palpatory training module and ‘Becoming a Therapist’ element. It consists of 14 online lessons on a Monday, followed by a 3-day in-person session.  You will need to pass the exam and present some case studies to completely finish this course. Depending on scheduling, you may be able to begin a CST1 class before the training is completely finished.  

This has been developed by the College of Body Science in conjunction with UIUK and the Cranio Sacral Society, which have ratified the syllabus and content. 


Foundation Certificate in Body Science Outline

  • Introduction: Anatomical language, body components, the cell, tissues, organs
  • The Head: Bones of the cranium, joints, muscles, TMJ, meninges, ventricles & CSF
  • The Brain: Structure of the nervous system, nerves, endocrine system, special senses, blood supply
  • The Neck: Bones, joints and blood supply, hyoid, pharynx, thyroid, neck muscles
  • The Thorax: Bones & muscles, respiritory system, heart & cardiovascular system, blood & lymph
  • The Shoulder & Arm: Bones, joints, muscles, movements, physiology of bones & muscles, fascia
  • Digestive Abdomen: Function & physiology of organs, getting fuel in and wastes out, peritoneum
  • Posterior Abdomen - Urinary & reproductive systems, adrenals, endocrine functions
  • The Pelvis and Lower Limb: Bones, muscles, nerve & blood supply, joints of hip, knee, ankle
  • Pathology: Immune system processes & cells, cardiovascular & respiratory pathologies 
  • Pathologies of the digestive & musculoskeletal system, nervous and endocrine system
  • Participatory review of all coursework - areas determined by student need and request
  •  AP&P Exam, feedback on quality of palpation;
  • How to be a therapist 

So look at all that! We think that covers the start of what you need to know. It is equivalent to a level 3 / 4 qualification honed to give you what you will need as cranial practitioners. Of course, there is always more, and you will continue to broaden and deepen your knowledge as you work and progress. But we feel this is a good start. There will be some pieces of written work to be completed and an exam to help you find your own inventive ways to absorb it all!  

Call us on 0800 690 6966 to book a space.




The course runs online, with an in-person 3-day session in Brighton in July. 

We will not be running the Foundation course in 2022, but will be back in 2023. Dates below to give an idea of timings only.

10am-3pm on Mondays:

17, 24, 31 January 
7, 21, 28 February 
7, 14, 21, 28 March 
9, 16, 23 May  
20 June 

In-person 12, 13, 14 July - Brighton


The cost for the course is £1450

This includes:
14 onlne lessons plus 3 in-person days 
All marking of homework
2 hours of personal tutorial time
Workbooks and notes


It can be paid in one go at £1450 or in five monthly instalments of £300, to be completed by the end of the course.