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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Co