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For the 2019/2020 Academy Session, we will be offering Years 1, 2 and 3 in North America. What do those schedules involve and what will you learn?

Select the Year tab below to see the full year’s learning schedule.

North America – Year One

Students who have not yet taken any of the CHEK Institute’s Advanced Training Programs will apply to join the CHEK Academy for an initial period of 1 to 3 years. Individuals who apply for a place as a first year student within the CHEK academy need to be committed to becoming a CHEK professional and be prepared to complete extensive home study as well as attend courses in either San Diego or Toronto throughout the academic year.

The following is the month by month plan for the first year of study for those students joining the October 1st, 2019 intake.

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Year 1 – Academic Plan – CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 and CHEK Exercise Coach


October 2019 – Each student will receive a copy of How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! They will also be issued access to the CHEK Academy Portal and their first online workshop: Anatomy & Physiology.

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek and Anatomy & Physiology Online Workshop

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! serves as the basis of the CHEK Institute’s philosophies covering a wide variety of topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and healthy lifestyle coaching techniques.

Anatomy & Physiology: The purpose of this online workshop is to ensure that all students have the relevant background knowledge assumed in the three correspondence courses that are to be completed in this year.

For many this will be the first time this fascinating subject AND extremely important subject for a CHEK Professional, is covered as in depth as this. To others it will be a refresher into the subject and will ready the students for the advanced human function education ahead.

90 min Q&A on Anatomy & Physiology will be scheduled for November 2019.

November 2019 – Each student will receive the Scientific Back Training correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

Scientific Back Training

An essential tool to maintain a healthy back and reduce the risk of back injury both in and out of the gym. The course reviews and analyses 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 re-establish optimal function. Phase 1, 2 and 3 spinal rehabilitation, stabilization and strength exercises are demonstrated, with variations and detailed technical cues.

December 2019 – Students will be sent a copy of the Movement that Matters book and will be provided access to the Program Design correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

Movement that Matters by Paul Chek and Program Design

Movement that Matters provides trainers and fitness enthusiasts with the tools needed to create functional training programs. Understand the body’s five different reflexes, and the six defining characteristics that determine if an exercise is truly functional.

Program Design: 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.

January 2020 – Students will be provided with access to the Scientific Core Conditioning correspondence course via the e-learning platform.

Scientific Core Conditioning

The most comprehensive program on conditioning the abdominal musculature. 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. This advanced program will streamline and empower your current approach to abdominal exercise prescription. It is a must for any professional involved in orthopaedic rehabilitation, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, fitness instructors and athletic trainers.

February 2020 – Students will be issued access to the second online workshop via the CHEK Academy Portal, Exercise Coach Prerequisite Review.

Exercise Coach Prerequisite Review Online Workshop

It is important that students have reviewed the information contained in the three e-learning courses already issued before attempting to complete this workshop.

This four-part online workshop covers each of the three e-learning courses and practical applications for assessments and exercises you have learned within Program Design, Scientific Back Training and Scientific Core Conditioning.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Scientific Back Training exam is February 15th, 2020.
90 min Q&A on Exercise Coach Prerequisites will be scheduled for March 2020.

March 2020 – In this month students will attend the first CHEK Institute Advanced Training Program – the three-day Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 course from March 13-15, 2020 at CHEK Institute, Carlsbad, California.

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1

This is the foundation of the Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program, focusing on effective techniques for attaining optimal health from the inside out that can be implemented by anyone. Laypersons and health and fitness professionals have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this course. During Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, you will use yourself as a case history, to become a living role model for your clients and patients! By completing questionnaires before the class, you can use this information over the three days to illustrate concepts and techniques. You will be shown 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.

Each day also includes practice of Zone Exercises that positively influence digestion, circadian health, stress and much more.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Program Design exam is the March 15, 2020.

April 2020 – Students will be issued access to their third online workshop, Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Review.

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Review Online Workshop

This workshop is about how to apply the knowledge from the HLC level 1 program to your business, we cover such areas as How to plan a coaching session, what information to cover and common client roadblocks.

On completion of the workshop you will be given a powerpoint presentation you can use to promote your business.

On completion of HLC1 exam students are now officially recognized by the CHEK Institute as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 and can add their profile to CHEK Connect so potential customers can search for them online. As a CHEK Institute trained professional students are now eligible to attend for free the Monthly Webinars and Bi-monthly Coaching Calls provided by the CHEK Institute the will be emailed details of the topics under discussion and reminders to register their attendance.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Scientific Core Conditioning exam is the April 15th, 2020.
90 min Q&A on HLC1 Principles Review will be scheduled for May 2020.

May 2019 – This month, students will receive PPS Success Program Lesson 7: How to Learn.

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PPS Success Program Lesson 7: How to Learn

The journey to our dreams often 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 clears as you can about exactly what you need to learn and developing a system of learning that reflects your unique learning style.

Over the course of this lesson, Paul will teach you the techniques he’s used to speed his own learning, including:

  • How to use your legacy to focus your learning process
  • How to determine your unique learning style
  • An introduction to the O.P.I.R. method
  • Tips to avoid distractions that can divert your attention and dilute your retention

In a nutshell, many of us went to schools ground 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.

June 2020 – Students will be issued access to the fourth workshop via the CHEK Academy Portal, Creative Business.

Creative Business Online Workshop

You will be encouraged during this online workshop to use both your creative brain and your logical brain to build your perfect business.

The workshop is split into four sections after each one there will be an assignment to complete to move your business forward. Once completed the assignments are to be submitted to the CHEK Academy Coordinator so they can be reviewed by one of our business mentors and personalized feedback given to each student.