With the C.H.E.K Institute’s NEW e-Learning platform you can rapidly get your hands on dozens of online videos and training programs, bringing advanced skills, assessments, exercises and CECs directly to you via the internet.
Or choose the DVD version and study at home without worrying about an internet connection or waiting for videos to load!
What is a CHEK Correspondence Course?
The C.H.E.K Institute’s Correspondence Courses are available on DVD or online via our e-Learning platform. They allow you to participate in a seminar without having to leave your home! Each offline course comes with a DVD or set of DVDs and a comprehensive manual. The online courses have the same content that is accessible to you once you purchase the course through the e-Learning platform. Simply watch the videos and follow along in the manual, taking extra notes as needed. Practice all exercises or assessment techniques so you become familiar with the concepts presented. Then take the multiple choice / short-answer test, either online where it is graded automatically, or in the manual and return it to the C.H.E.K Institute for grading. A certificate of completion will be sent to those who score 80% or better. Now it’s easier than ever to expand your knowledge and earn CECs!
Can you share the CHEK DVD Correspondence Courses?
If two or more people wish to take a course and share one set of DVDs, we have a special program for you. Purchase the first course at the regular price (complete with manual and DVDs), and get 50% off the regular price for all additional students (one manual provided per student). We recommend no more than 10 people to share one set of DVDs to ensure the best learning experience. There is no limit on when the extra manuals can be purchased. Designed especially for gyms wishing to train staff or friends wanting to study together.
What CHEK DVD Correspondence Courses are available?
To browse all correspondence courses in the C.H.E.K Institute online store, click here.
Scientific Core Conditioning course
Scientific Core Conditioning is the most comprehensive, in-depth course available on this subject. Expand your knowledge of the abdominal musculature and its biomechanical relationship to the entire kinetic chain, when applied to the prevention of back pain, maintenance of good posture and optimal sports performance. In this course you will learn functional anatomy of the core; support mechanisms provided by the abdominals; why tongue position is crucial when conditioning the abdominals; how faulty abdominal training can create postural problems; how to assess core function; how to reestablish activation of the abdominal wall after abdominal surgery such as caesarian section, hysterectomy and hernia repair, or in the deconditioned client; understand why core coordination and strength tests are essential for your orthopedic patients and competitive athletes; exercises suitable for the post-rehabilitation patient all the way to performance enhancing techniques used by Paul for training amateur and elite athletes. This advanced program will streamline and empower your current approach to abdominal exercise prescription. It is a must for any professional involved in orthopedic rehabilitation, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, fitness instructors and athletic trainers. Click here to read more or purchase
Functional Anatomy of the Core course
Functional Anatomy of the Core is a sub-section of our best selling Scientific Core Conditioning. As with all of our mini courses, you will receive a discount equal to the purchase price when you upgrade to the complete course! (Upgrade offer only good in the USA.) Click here to read more or purchase
Assessing Core Function course
Assessing Core Function is a sub-section of our best selling Scientific Core Conditioning. As with all of our mini courses, you will receive a discount equal to the purchase price when you upgrade to the complete course! (Upgrade offer only good in the USA.) Click here to read more or purchase
Core Conditioning Exercises course
Core Conditioning Exercises is a sub-section of our best selling Scientific Core Conditioning. As with all of our mini courses, you will receive a discount equal to the purchase price when you upgrade to the complete course! (Upgrade offer only good in the USA.) Click here to read more or purchase
High Performance Core Conditioning course
High Performance Core Conditioning is a sub-section of our best selling Scientific Core Conditioning. As with all of our mini courses, you will receive a discount equal to the purchase price when you upgrade to the complete course! (Upgrade offer only good in the USA.) Click here to read more or purchase
Scientific Back Training course, 2nd edition
This comprehensive correspondence course is intended for serious strength and conditioning specialists, rehabilitation specialists and personal trainers. The course reviews and analyzes the biomechanical intricacies of stabilization exercises as a necessary prerequisite to general strengthening of torso musculature for patients, the general public and athletes. This information is essential for preventing repetitive stress disorders that lead to injury. The synergistic interaction of muscle groups in performing complex frontal, transverse and sagittal plane movements are explained and assessments practiced. Technique flaws, harmful to spinal structures, that encourage postural degeneration are exposed, addressed and countermanded to reestablish optimal function. Phase 1, 2 and 3 spinal rehabilitation, stabilization and strength exercises are demonstrated, with variations and detailed technical cues. Click here to read more or purchase
Program Design course, 2nd edition
Exercise is like a drug; given in the right quantities at the right time, it can help a person. In the wrong quantities at the wrong time it can hurt the same person. A key skill for any fitness professional is being able to design individualized exercise programs that will lead to optimal performance for all types of clients; this correspondence course is designed to teach you to do just that! You will learn how to combine and manipulate acute exercise variables; not just reps and sets, but also loads, tempo and rest periods. Periodization concepts are covered and case histories are used as illustrations, bringing real-life examples to help you understand these critical factors. Move far beyond the “one-program-fits-all” approach and develop an in-depth understanding of how to use the science of selecting acute exercise variables to create effective programs for all your clients. Click here to read more or purchase
Advanced Program Design course
Learn to design the world’s most effective corrective and performance exercise programs in this empowering course. Based upon Paul Chek’s two-day seminar, Advanced Program Design will stretch your mind to reach beyond the usual components that make up an average program. You will learn Paul Chek’s Primal Pattern® Movement system for biomechanical assessment and exercise selection; a comprehensive system for rating core conditioning requirements; how to rate and prioritize bio-motor abilities and how to periodize a program based on exercise and medical history. Having covered these seldom considered but critical aspects of program design, you will learn to build base and specific conditioning programs for everyone from the injured worker to elite athletes. This course is intended for the experienced exercise and rehabilitation professional with a serious desire to develop the best possible conditioning programs. Click here to read more or purchase
Equal, But Not The Same course
Paul presents his scientifically founded approach to training females. Based upon current research and years of clinical experience treating orthopedic disorders in women, this correspondence course is sure to provide a paradigm shift for the exercise professional. You’ll learn how the female client differs from the male and why specific exercise programming for females is essential; how to recognize common joint instabilities and orthopedic concerns in females; how to correct common postural problems in women; hormonal and nutritional considerations that need to be taken into account when designing effective programs for females; corrective exercises that address these common female concerns; the science behind designing exercise programs to meet females’ esthetic goals. This course will provide cutting edge information sure to improve your success with female clients. Click here to read more or purchase
Swiss Ball Training course
Developed by Paul Chek, the pioneer of Swiss Ball training for athletes, this course will teach you how to use this excellent tool to improve balance, posture and dynamic strength, plus train righting and tilting reactions. Used in rehabilitation since the 1960s, Swiss Balls are now popular in training environments. There are literally hundreds of uses beyond performing a crunch over the ball! However, as with any training tool, correct usage is essential to achieve the results you are seeking. Click here to read more or purchase
Swiss Ball Training for Rehabilitation course
This course shows you how to apply the science of biomechanics and kinesiology to advanced assessments and functional training techniques using the Swiss Ball. Paul shows you how to use the Swiss Ball for rehabilitation and injury prevention. You will learn how to identify postural problems and instabilities using Swiss Ball assessments. After completing the course, you will be able to develop these assessments into corrective exercises, with appropriate modifications for the condition and training level of your client. Click here to read more or purchase
Dynamic Medicine Ball Training course
Medicine balls can be used for a wide range of purposes from rehabilitation to explosive training or endurance training. Due to the dynamic capabilities of medicine ball training, there is a high functional carry over into athletic performance and every day life. Paul Chek’s course teaches the science and application of medicine balls including why medicine ball training works and how to select appropriate medicine ball size and weight; program design for optimal performance, including criteria for choosing repetitions, sets, intensity, rest periods and speed of movement; the science of strength and power development for torso, rotator cuff, upper and lower extremities using the medicine ball; precautions for orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation exercises. Dynamic Medicine Ball Training provides excellent variety in movement patterns, speed of movement, functional eccentric loading and adds an excellent dimension to the programs of any personal trainer, athlete, athletic trainer and/or strength coach. Click here to read more or purchase
Primal Pattern® Movements course
Today, despite the fact that we have more medical, sports and exercise technology and more doctors per capita than ever in history, we have more orthopedic injuries in almost every category recorded! It doesn’t have to be that way. Paul Chek shares his unique approach to preventing orthopedic injury and improving performance through nutrition and optimal motor engram programming. Click here to read more or purchase