Health Kinesiology Training
Training to be a Health Kinesiology™ Practitioner.
Training for a Career in Health Kinesiology
Training for a Career in Health Kinesiology™ Whether you are already a qualified complementary therapist and wish to add a new skill to your business or you are interested in learning Health Kinesiology™ as your first complementary skill, Health Kinesiology™ can offer you a flexible source of income as well as a high level of job satisfaction and the skills to help yourself and those nearest to you. Many of our practitioners find it convenient to run their practice from home, particularly if they are only working part-time, while others prefer working from clinics. Our students generally find the practice sessions during the courses improves their own well-being and that of their families, making the study programme an insightful and rewarding experience. The Health Kinesiology™ training programme leads to a professional qualification. You will be required to complete case studies and home study as part of your training:
Why Choose Health Kinesiology™? Health Kinesiology™ training attracts a wide variety of students:
- Clients of existing Health Kinesiology™ practitioners
- Practitioners of other complementary and alternative therapies
- Practitioners of other schools of Kinesiology
- People with a medical background
- Complementary therapists needing CPD hours
People new to complementary therapies, who are looking for something rewarding to add to their life, who have an interest in natural well-being and who perhaps wish to stimulate their brain cells with further studies Their reasons for doing HK may vary:
- To become a professional Health Kinesiology™ Practitioner
- To add another skill to a current therapy practice
- To improve ones own well-being
- To be able to work on family and friends
Some people begin studying simply with the aim of working on family and friends, but find themselves so drawn to the work that they continue on to become fully qualified Health Kinesiology™ practitioners. They may choose to leave their previous occupation, or may simply work at Health Kinesiology™ on a part-time basis. The Learning programme is flexible to suit adult learners. One can choose to study at one’s own pace. Generally there are at least 3 different opportunities each year, per region, to complete any one level of studies. Some students find that their interests are satisfied after only a few of the classes, and there is no compulsion to complete the whole training programme.
Training Programme The Health Kinesiology™ study programme is one of the most respected professional Kinesiology training programmes. HK 1 to 5 modules are offered under the Open College Network accredited programme and completion of this will give you 30 credits towards the Kinesiology Federation’s requirements for professional membership. The five study classes lead to a qualification as a Registered Health Kinesiology™ Practitioner and provide all the essential skills needed by a Health Kinesiology™ Practitioner:
- Techniques of accurate muscle testing
- Mastery of clear and logical thinking
- Development of precise questioning techniques
- Organisation of client sessions
- Understanding and competence in a comprehensive and powerful range of techniques for achieving overall wellbeing
Modular training Programme Each of the five classes lasts 4 days (30 hours of tutor directed learning), and must be taken in sequence. A comprehensive manual is provided for each class. All classes involve a balanced combination of systematic instruction, demonstration and hands-on practice in an informal, supportive environment.
Between each class, the student will be required to do approximately 15 hours of home study and 15 hours of practice. Following this, the tutor will assess their theoretical and practical learning, and their case histories, before proceeding to the next class.
Final assessment is made during one additional day, approximately 3 months after HK5. The five study classes, a Foundation class in Touch For Health and pass of both leads to a qualification as a Registered Health Kinesiology Practitioner and provides all the essential skills needed by a Health Kinesiology Practitioner. After TFH pass you will have either a Kinesiology Federation’s Assoc. or Federation of Holistic Therapist Assoc. status, depending which association you join, while you continue to work towards a professional KFRP or MFHT status respectively.
This modular system enables students to proceed at their own pace through the classes, and to study with different teachers each time, if they wish. If necessary, classes can be repeated at a reduced cost, until the student feels totally confident to proceed to the next class. The Open College Network (OCN) provides an external moderator, who ensures that the teaching and assessment meet the required standard, and who issues the graduating students with a formal record of credits gained. Professional Health Kinesiology™ Practitioners are required to do a minimum of 30 hours of CPD, (continuing professional development), every 2 years, to ensure that their skills are up-to date. These hours must be course hours and advanced HK classes 6–10 are available along with other related topics to Health Kinesiology studies to fulfill these criteria. Professionally practising Health Kinesiologists are expected to provide:
- Professional appearance
- A professional setting for the sessions with a therapy couch
- Client privacy
- Adequate number of test kits and other tools required for successful sessions
- Appropriate insurance must be valid (Kinesiology Federation have a block scheme)
Practitioners are encouraged to belong to a professional body such as the Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT) or Kinesiology Federation (KF). In order to join as an FHT or KF Associate, they will also need to pass the assessment for the KF Foundation Course of Touch For Health or the Integrated Course for Health Kinesiologists that is taught in line with the KF syllabus. For full professional membership of the FHT (MFHT) or KF (KFRP) – you have three years from becoming KF Assoc. to complete the following:
- The 4 core non kinesiology subjects Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Interpersonal Skills / Counselling and Practice Management/Business Skills – all core subject training requires an assessment
- 200 hours of insured client sessions have to be completed after HK final assessment
- 4 mentoring sessions
- Minimum of 15 hours of practice work on at least 3 people
- Take full case histories of new clients.
- Practice sessions written up using correct HK notation.
- Provide feedback forms for their clients to send direct to the teacher.
- Write their own feedback forms assessing their work.
- Minimum of 15 hours of studying the manual and reading recommended books.
- Learning journal describing your experiences, difficulties and successes.
- Describe work done on self.
- Create and maintain a personal resource manual.
Final Assessment Following HK 5, students spend at least 30 hours preparing for their final assessment by:
- Continuing to keep their learning journal.
- Ensuring their resource manual contains everything they need.
- Revising all previous classes.
- Students are required to submit 10 hours of practical work after HK5.
Practical Assessment Throughout the classes the teacher will assess students on various skills and knowledge. They need to have been passed on all these before they may take the final assessment. One Day Assessment During an assessment day, approximately twelve weeks after HK 5, you will be assessed by your tutor in conjunction with the moderator. The day consists of a practical assessment for which you will partner another student and conduct a full client session. You will be asked to discuss, demonstrate and work up one of the factors you have chosen from each of the 5 classes and you may be asked any questions across the course range at the discretion of the assessing tutor. You must also have your portfolio of work (learning journal, case studies, resource book and check sheets) available for the moderator to view.
“Totally absorbing… informative… fascinating… thoroughly enjoyable”
“HK is an exceptional aid in achieving well-being in every level of life”
“I was impressed by the effectiveness of the techniques, their simplicity and the rapidity in getting results”
“Informal and friendly, yet also professional”
“I am amazed at the level of BioEnergy healing available even at level one”
“You’d have to be dead not to enjoy Health Kinesiology!”
“An inspirational course – HK is a truly wonderful therapy.”
“Challenging but manageable.”
“Great course – surely has changed my life!”
“HK is a thorough introduction to the path of alternative healing.”
“HK may just be the most amazing thing I have come across.”
“HK was even more powerful than I expected.”
“Probably the most enjoyable course I have ever been on.”
“The most exciting and best investment that I’ve ever made.”
“This course is much more than I could have ever hoped for.”
“Excellent, well presented and fun.”
“A lot of information in a short space of time which didn’t overload.”
“The atmosphere was happy and relaxed and I felt I grew in confidence.”
“The dynamics in the class is so powerful and invigorating while the four very intensive days just fly by as one moment. It is such a short period of time, but it is like life itself – with huge emotional ups and, yes, also downs. Because it is all about energy work. And energy moves! I have seen and experienced in the class wonderful healings that happen within minutes. It is hugely interesting and very inspiring. I feel like my own enthusiasm has been rekindled. And at the heart of all these dynamics, keeping the whole group focussed, is a wonderful tutor and practitioner – Franky.”
“HK courses led by Franky gives you the tools to heal your life in a warm, friendly easy going environment. Although my intention isn’t to become a practitioner the courses gave me the tools to use on myself and loved ones to help us to heal.”
We welcome new trainees to the profession. If you enjoy working with people and are interested in natural well-being, training to become a Health Kinesiologist could open the door to a really worthwhile future for you. If you want to do some background reading on Health Kinesiology, the best introduction to the subject is a book called Health Kinesiology by Jane Thurnell-Read. It is the standard reference work for all qualified practitioners and very readable. Training to become a professional Health Kinesiologist does require a commitment in terms of time, effort and money. However, I believe personally that what you get out of Life is proportional to what you put into it. Certainly, whenever I talk to the practitioners listed on this web site, they invariably tell me that becoming a qualified HK Practitioner has transformed their life for the better and they feel privileged to be in a position to help other people regain their well-being. I do hope that you will decide to join us. The next step is to make contact with one of the course tutors and book your first course and to clarify any queries you may have. Amanda Scott