CHEK Academy

Your First Year with the CHEK Academy

Our top priority is to provide all CHEK Academy students with a perfectly balanced learning structure.

Each component of the Academy 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.


October 2020 | Laying the Groundwork

Your Base Study Period starts in October and will be your main focus for the first 6 months.

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek

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.

Anatomy & 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.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Group Welcome Event

Ready to Learn!

November 2020 | Put Your Back into It

Movement that Matters by Paul Chek

Movement that Matters covers the body’s five different reflexes and how to determine the dominant reflex profile of your client. You’ll learn the importance of static and dynamic stability, how to determine if an exercise is functional based on the six defining characteristics, how to evaluate a compound movement and identify its Primal Pattern movements and the difference between open- and closed-chain exercises.

Additionally, Paul’s book includes a number of techniques for optimal motor learning, making this component of the curriculum an invaluable addition to your education and your practice.

Scientific Back Training

Scientific Back Training

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.

» 90 min Mentorship Call: Anatomy & Physiology Q&A

December 2020 | Move the Needle