Year 1 Curriculum
Our top priority is to provide all CHEK Academy students with a perfectly balanced learning structure.
Each component of the Academy’s curriculum* is timed throughout your academic year to help you wring out every drop of knowledge from our courses, books, videos and workshops, while protecting your ability to keep a busy schedule.
*If you have already purchased materials included in the curriculum, their cost will be deducted from your tuition fee.
Laying the Groundwork
Your base study period starts here and will be your main focus for the first 6 months.
Anatomy and Physiology Online Workshop
The purpose of the Anatomy & Physiology Online Workshop is to ensure that all students gain the relevant background knowledge assumed in the three correspondence courses that are to be completed by the end of the year.
For many this will be the first time this fascinating and crucial subject for a CHEK professional is covered in depth. To others it will be a refresher into the subject and will ready the students for the advanced human-function education ahead.
Academy Welcome Pack
How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! / Movement that Matters
The second edition of Paul’s best-selling book includes an updated preface, with the 4 Doctor Approach explained and integrated into the “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!” program. The Zone Exercises have also been updated and the rotation diet explained in more depth.
Paul’s book will help you identify your individual health and performance needs, and explain how to address issues that may be preventing you from looking and feeling your best. Paul reveals fascinating research and airs controversial topics while providing practical suggestions for achieving peak vitality.
Mentorship Call - Meet the Team
Facebook Group Introduction
Put your back into it
Scientific Back Training eLearning Course
You will receive the Scientific Back Training correspondence course via the e-learning platform. The program covers the functional anatomy of the torso, extremities and inner and outer unit, and their relationships to spinal health. You can look forward to learning:
how to use a control system approach as part of a comprehensive, holistic program for prevention and resolution of back pain, and joint range-of-motion assessments on the lower extremities, how to apply the principles of functional anatomy when selecting stretches and exercises,
proper exercise technique and selection for program development and more.
Mentorship Call - Anatomy & Physiology Workshop Q&A
Move the needle
Program Design eLearning Course
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 how 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 the role of every critical factor in a truly holistic program-design paradigm.
Exam Deadline - Scientific Back Training eLearning Course (END OF MONTH)
Scientific Core Conditioning eLearning Course
You will receive the Scientific Core Conditioning correspondence course via the e-learning platform. It 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 it is applied to the prevention of back pain, maintenance of good posture, and optimal sports performance.
Mentorship Call - Program Design Concepts Review
Exam Deadline - Program Design eLearning Course (END OF MONTH)
Integrated Movement Science Level 1 Pre-requisite Review (Online Workshop)
This four-part online workshop will cover each of the prior these three e-learning courses and practical applications for assessments and exercises you have learned within Program Design, Scientific Back Training and Scientific Core Conditioning. Please revisit these 3 e-learning courses before attempting to complete the IMS Level 1 workshop.
Mentorship Call - Movement That Matters Concepts Review
Exam Deadline - Scientific Core Conditioning eLearning Course (END OF MONTH)
Getting into the zone
Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 Online
HLC1 lays the foundation of the Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Program for you, focusing on effective techniques for attaining optimal health from the inside out. You will gain the ability to implement the techniques regardless of your experience prior to joining the CHEK Academy. You will use your own case history in order to learn how to apply Paul’s assessments, build more tailored approaches to diet, and practice energy-building Zone Exercises. You will learn how to identify common problems that, if not quickly recognized, can become roadblocks to success, such as ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, stress, hormonal imbalance, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Mentorship Call - IMS1 Pre-requisite Review
Exam Deadline - Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 Online, Sections 1 to 5 (END OF MONTH)
Welcome to the CHEK Pro Community
This is where your CHEK Academy base study period ends, six months in, and you’ve learned so much already!
PPS Lesson 7: How To Learn
The journey to our dreams requires that we learn new skills, and it’s easy to get bogged down in courses, webinars, seminars, manuals and journals. PPS Lesson 7 is all about making your learning process as efficient as possible so you can get to the real business of achieving your legacy.
It’s all about getting as clear as you can about exactly what you need in order to develop a system of learning that reflects your unique learning style.
In a nutshell, many of us went to schools grounded in learning methods that simply didn’t fit with our psychology. This lesson is focused on discovering the learning technique that is right for you and making the most of it.
Mentorship Call - My CHEK Academy Journey
Exam Deadline - Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 Online, Sections 6 to 10 (END OF MONTH)
Make it your business
Creative Business Online Workshop
You will be encouraged to use your creative brain and your logical brain to build your perfect business. The workshop is split into four sections. After each one, you will be guided to complete an assignment with the purpose of moving your business forward. Once completed, you will submit your assignments to the CHEK Academy Coordinator so they can be reviewed by one of our business mentors. You will receive personalized feedback.
Mentorship Call - Creative Business Q&A
Exam Deadline - Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 Online, Sections 11 to 15 (END OF MONTH)
You are now a Holistic Lifestyle Coach!
Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 Practical Application Online Workshop
This workshop will equip you in your pursuit to apply the knowledge from the HLC level 1 program to your own business. Learn how to plan a coaching session, what information to cover, and what the most common client roadblocks are.
Upon completion of the HLC1 Review Workshop, you are officially recognized by the CHEK Institute as a CHEK Trained Professional. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a PowerPoint presentation you can use to promote your business.
Mentorship Call - Getting Ready for IMS1
Time to get primal
Primal Pattern® Movements eLearning 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.
Mentorship Call - Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 Practical Application Review
Learn by doing
Integrated Movement Science Level 1
After attending the IMS Level 1 Training Program you will be able to administer individualized exercise programs for all types of clients. Correct technique is emphasized throughout the course, with plenty of hands-on assistance from the CHEK Faculty.
Using the CHEK Institute’s unique system of assessing physiological load, developed by Paul Chek, you can determine the amount of physical and emotional stress placed upon the body. Trained in this system, you will be able to implement results-producing programs that enhance your client’s function and overall well-being.
IMS 1 Academy Social
Putting it all together
This is not the end, but the successful completion of your initial commitment to improving yourself and the world. See you next year!
Integrated Movement Science Level 1 Review Online Workshop
Following successful completion of the CHEK IMS 5-day advanced training program, you will join us for an online review workshop, designed to help you implement what you’ve learned in your practice.
Mentorship Call - Year 1 Review
Exam Deadline - Integrated Movement Science Level 1 (END OF MONTH)
READY TO GET STARTED?
We have entered a new era in our approach to health and performance.
Are you ready to master a holistic approach?