How do you pronounce Kinesiology?
A: It’s simple KIN – EASY - OLOGY
Q: What is Kinesiology and what can it help?
A: Kinesiology is such a wide and expansive therapy we would have to reproduce a whole webpage here. For a detailed description see our link to "What is Kinesiology."
Q: Can you use Kinesiology by itself or do you need to use it with another modality such as Naturopathy?
A: Kinesiology is definitely a modality in its own right. Many naturopaths and massage therapists are now realising how effective Kinesiology is, especially PKP, and use it to expand the efficacy of their work. These practitioners only have a limited knowledge of Kinesiology and use just a few of the many techniques available. An increasing number of practitioners are learning Kinesiology to add to their skill base. However, PKP Kinesiology is a modality within itself, and it includes many different techniques so that no other modality is required.
PKP Kinesiologists are highly trained and skilled practitioners, and are able to help people on many different levels. There is so much to learn within Kinesiology, and it is quickly becoming known for the brilliant modality that it is. We often receive phone calls from people requesting Kinesiologists in their area.
Q: What courses do you offer?
A: We offer 3 main courses and some short courses:
Certificate IV in Kinesiology - This course is government accredited and is Austudy approved. Graduates qualify at practitioner level and can join a clinic or set up their own.
Diploma in Kinesiology - Continues from Certificate IV providing advanced techniques making the graduate a knowledgeable and successful practitioner. Our graduates are the best in the field. This course is government accredited and is Austudy approved.
Post Graduate - Graduates will be sought after practitioners and leaders in the field of health care. These practitioners will quickly and effectively help client receive not just better health but a better quality of life.
Short advanced courses available - Usually available to graduates after achieving Certificate IV and/or Diploma level. Best to contact the college for details.
Q: What units are in the Certificate IV in Kinesiology?
A: The Certificate IV in Kinesiology consists of 14 units made up of 10 Kinesiology units, First Aid, Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Safety and Business Administration. These units make up the requirements for HLT42807. There is more information on this website, and we have a course booklet (prospectus) available with more details which is available via normal mail.
Q: What units are in the Diploma in Kinesiology?
A: Our units more than cover the basic requirements of HLT51507, the Diploma in Kinesiology. Our Diploma greatly expands on the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV to provide graduates with high quality techniques in all aspects of health. Having already learnt the specialised protocol to ensure holistic healing, our Diploma offers units with advanced techniques to enhance structural, chemical, environmental, emotional, energetic and other issues. Having good all round techniques allows the practitioner to be truly holistic and quickly improve the health and wellbeing of the client. See our course booklet (prospectus) for more details.
Q: Do I have to study the Certificate IV in Kinesiology first before I can study the Diploma?
A: Yes. The Diploma follows on from the Certificate. The Certificate takes about 1 year and the Diploma takes an additional 1 ½ years. Total study time to receive the Diploma is 2 ½ years.
Q: Are there different types of Kinesiology?
A: There are many different types of Kinesiology. Some were developed for professionals, whilst others were designed for lay people. Some types of Kinesiology you may have heard of include PKP (Professional Kinesiology Practitioner), Touch For Health, Hyperton-X, Applied Physiology, Educational Kinesiology, Three in One, L.E.A.P., Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.) and many more.
Q: There are so many types of Kinesiology out there, so why is PKP the best Kinesiology course to learn?
A: PKP, the Professional Kinesiology Program, was the course that the principals of Kinesiology Schools Australia (KSA) colleges thoroughly researched and ultimately trained in, because they deemed it to be the best curriculum available. This is the syllabus thus taught by the KSA colleges. PKP is the Professional Kinesiology Program written to a professional standard. It is written by Dr Bruce Dewe MD, a medical doctor and specialised Kinesiologist, one of the founding fathers of modern-day Kinesiology.
This course is holistic in the true sense of the word. Graduates have all the necessary skills and knowledge required to be an outstanding Kinesiology Practitioner. Knowledge, techniques and skills are taught in a progressive manner starting with the basics, and gradually build on knowledge already learnt. The course content is integrated at the appropriate levels so that students have a good blend of emotional, chemical and nutritional, environmental and structural techniques. This ensures the students will be excellent practitioners and have the ability to help a wide range of health issues and sustain a viable career.
It is well structured, in that a specific protocol is taught so that students have an organised system to follow. It ensures the best feasible success in the shortest time possible. Graduates of the Diploma in Kinesiology have an extremely high level of skills and techniques. These graduates are sought-after practitioners. From experience we know that PKP is the most complete Kinesiology system that uses high quality techniques to balance the body in a structural/physical, chemical/nutritional and emotional/mental way.
Q: Is there much difference between courses taught at other colleges?
A: Quite simply the answer is YES !!! There is a great deal of difference between courses even though they have the same final qualification. The content of the courses are dramatically different. Some other courses are basically a massage course with a little Kinesiology added to it. Other courses again are made up by combining a variety of techniques together to fill up the subjects.
Our courses are the official training programs of the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice (ICPKP). ICPKP colleges can be found around the world where Kinesiology is being trained and practised. The course material starts with the basics and progresses to advanced techniques and knowledge. We offer more Kinesiology techniques than other colleges to ensure our graduates are fully prepared to enter the real world. We are very proud of what we offer, and of our successful graduates.
Q: Do you offer full time or part time study?
A: We currently offer full time study at Kinesiology Connection. In the Certificate IV, this includes the 10 Kinesiology units, the correspondence units, Case Studies and First Aid which MUST be taken during the same time period. For the Diploma, this entails 18 Kinesiology Units, correspondence units, and Case Studies. Full time students qualify for Austudy. Contact our office for more information.
Q: When are classes held?
A: Usually on weekends, and they are held every three to four weeks apart from each other. We call this the 'earn-as-you-learn' method, as this way people can still work during the week whilst they study. Approximately 5 hours a week of self-paced study, done outside of class, needs to be completed between each Kinesiology unit. We may also schedule an additional weekday program (eg. two consecutive Wednesdays per month, then two off, etc), depending on demand.
Q: I’ve studied some subjects at other places. Do I receive any credits towards my qualification?
A: YES. You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for non-Kinesiology units provided the course is up to the appropriate level. Due to the high quality of our Kinesiology units and the variety of Kinesiology courses available you will need to discuss your individual case with us.
Q: Can any units be taken by correspondence?
A: All of the non-Kinesiology units are considered to be correspondence units and can be studied in your own time outside of class.
Q: When looking for a college and course, what should I look for?
Q: Is there much work for Kinesiologists?
A: The answer to this is, whether you know anyone with pain, fatigue or tiredness, digestive problems, allergies, emotional stress, learning difficulties, skin issues, kids with behavioural problems, or anyone trying to improve their life at some level. There are so many people out there that we can help, we will always be in business.
Increasingly, more people are hearing about Kinesiology daily. It is now even being used in the Royal Adelaide Hospital. No longer are we asked, “What did you say you do for work” but “Wow, tell me more about it. My friend goes to a Kinesiologist and says it’s helped him/her a lot”. Over the last few years Kinesiology has been receiving more acceptance from both other practitioners and the public.
Many graduates start their own clinic from home. More and more are joining existing clinics as private practitioners working for themselves. These clinics are often shared with Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Massage therapists, and even Doctors surgeries. There are more options, and clinics are increasingly looking for Kinesiologists. One graduate who was previously a beauty therapist was employed at a beauty therapist because she was also a Kinesiologist.
Q: Do Health Funds cover Kinesiology?
A: As of the date this document was published the following health funds cover Kinesiology if the practitioner has a Diploma in Kinesiology (HLT51507) and is registered with an association such as the AIK or AKA. The AIK and AKA are the two industry associations for Kinesiologists. Medibank Private, MBF, HBA, ANZ Health Insurance, Health Cover Direct, Mutual Community, Manchester Unity, Australian Unity, GU Health, AHM, Credicare Health Fund/CUA Health, CBHS, Health Partners, Health Care Insurance Ltc, Teachers Federation Health, Transport Health and more. These details may change, so it's best to contact our office for an up-to-date list.