There is no such thing as a typical professional trained through the CHEK Institute! From fitness instructor, to medical doctor, to alternative health care provider, people who have attended one or more of the CHEK Institute’s Advanced Training Programs work in a variety of environments, with many different types of clients. CHEK Exercise Coaches and CHEK Practitioners may be found in rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation settings, working with professional athletes and teams, or with the general public. CHEK Golf Performance Specialists and CHEK Golf Biomechanics work with golfers either in a fitness or clinical facility. Many physical therapists and chiropractors find this a profitable addition to their current practice. CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches come from highly varied backgrounds and use the information learned in the Optimal Health and Fitness program in as many different ways. The contact details of CHEK Institute-trained Professionals can be found in a database on our website for easy access by potential clients.
There are numerous certifications for many different things – few of which guarantee competence. To be awarded the CHEK Institute seal of approval, you must prove that you have the hands-on skill that separates you from the rest. Paul Chek is well known for saying that “knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is power.” As a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, a CHEK Exercise Coach, a CHEK Practitioner or a CHEK Golf Biomechanic, you will have demonstrated that you can apply the knowledge learned in the course; your earning potential will be far greater than your competition and your results with your clients will prove it!
What is a CHEK Practitioner?
CHEK Practitioners are specialists in Corrective Exercise and High-performance Kinesiology. They are trained in assessment techniques and individualized application of exercise and exercise programs. The higher the level completed, the more practical knowledge and experience they will have, particularly in complex orthopedic conditions. CHEK Practitioners have completed the CHEK Exercise Coach program and one or more levels of the CHEK Practitioner Program, including all the required prerequisites for that level.
A CHEK Practitioner has completed all four levels plus passed a rigorous battery of exams, written a thesis, and shown excellence in live presentations. CHEK Practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds including fitness professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, podiatrists, athletic trainers and so on.
What is a CHEK Exercise Coach?
CHEK Exercise Coaches are trained in functional exercise, personalization of program design, and correct application of exercise.
They have completed the course prerequisites, attended a 5-day course and passed the CHEK Exercise Coach exam.
CHEK Exercise Coaches come from a variety of different fitness and health backgrounds, with the majority currently working as a fitness professional, strength coach or athletic trainer.
What is a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach?
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches are specialists in wellness, stress management, and lifestyle coaching. They have completed one or more levels of the CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach program including all of the required prerequisites for that level. The higher the level completed, the more practical knowledge and experience they will have. CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches come from a highly varied background including fitness professionals, health care professionals, nutritionists, dietitians and so on.
Due to this varied mix of professional backgrounds, the actual services offered by CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches will vary depending on the permitted scope of practice of their professional license or degree in their particular state or country.
What is a CHEK Golf Performance Specialist?
CHEK Golf Performance Specialists focus on creating functional and personalized conditioning programs for golfers. They have completed the CHEK Golf Performance Specialist Program and passed the written exam.
CHEK Golf Performance Specialists come from a varied background including fitness professionals, golf professionals, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, podiatrists and so on.
From 1999-2010, the CHEK Institute ran the Golf Biomechanics Intensive Program, which was then re-designed into the CHEK Golf Performance Specialist Program in 2011. CHEK Golf Biomechanics have similar skills and technical knowledge as CHEK Golf Performance Specialists, and you will be in good hands to improve your golf game if you consult with either of these CHEK Institute-trained Professionals!