2019/2020 Academy Schedule for The South Pacific

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

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

South Pacific – Year One

Students who have not yet taken any of the CHEK Institute’s Advanced Training Programs will apply to join the 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 Sydney throughout the academic year.

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

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

THE BASE STUDY PERIOD – FIRST SIX MONTHS
THE 1ST PHASE OF THE YEAR 1 ACADEMY IS ABOUT BUILDING YOUR BASE KNOWLEDGE

October 2019 – Each student will receive a copy of How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! They will 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 to be scheduled in 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 3 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 15 February 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 3 day Holistic Lifestyle Coach level 1 course from 27 to 29 March 2020 in Sydney.

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 15 March 2020.
THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PERIOD – SECOND SIX MONTHS
AS WE ENTER THE 2ND HALF OF THE ACADEMY YEAR, NOW IT IS TIME TO REDEFINE YOUR BUSINESS, IMPLEMENT THE CHEK SYSTEM FULLY AND CONTINUE TO BUILD YOUR UNIQUE CHEK BUSINESS!
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 recognised 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 15 April 2020.

90 min Q&A on HLC1 Principles Review will be scheduled for May.

May 2020 – 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.

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Creative Business Online Workshop

You will be encouraged during this online workshop to use 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 personalised feedback given to each student.

90 min Q&A on Creative Business workshop will be scheduled for July.

July 2020 – Students will be sent their final correspondence course for year 1, Primal Patterns Movements via the e-learning platform.

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Primal Pattern ® Movements Correspondence 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.

August 2020 – Students will complete the CHEK Exercise Coach 5-day Advanced Training Program on 12-16 August 2020 in Sydney.

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CHEK Exercise Coach

If you are truly interested in becoming a results-achieving exercise professional, then attend the CHEK Exercise Coach course. You will benefit from five intense days of lectures and practical training.

There is a maximum of 14 people per instructor in each course. This ensures you receive plenty of personal attention and interaction with the CHEK Faculty.

The CHEK Faculty have been hand-picked and trained to the highest standards. You will be learning from highly experienced, successful exercise specialists – among the best in their fields.

The traditional quote says “Knowledge is power.” At the CHEK Institute our philosophy is that if you cannot apply knowledge, it is virtually useless. This course is packed with hands-on tools and techniques that you can use with your clients immediately.

This highly practical five-day course will give you the skills to become a superior exercise professional. After attending the CHEK Exercise Coach Program, you will be able to effectively administer individualized exercise programs for all types of clients. Correct technique is emphasised throughout the course, with plenty of hands-on assistance from the CHEK Faculty.

A key component of this course is the integration of mind-body fitness and traditional exercise prescription. You will understand how different types of exercise, from Tai Chi to cardiovascular conditioning to weight-training, affect both parts of the autonomic nervous system – an often neglected factor that is vital to achieving success with your clients.

September 2020 – This is the final month of the first year programme and students will attend a live workshop in September 2020 in Sydney or they have the option to attend remotely via Skype.

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Exercise Coach Review Live Workshop

Following successful completion of the CHEK Exercise Coach 5-day advanced training programme, students return for this LIVE review workshop.

Although the workshop is held live, students who wish to join the workshop remotely (via the internet) are able to do so if they wish. However, we do highly recommend joining the weekend in person.

The workshop starts at 10.30am on Saturday, allowing for students to travel to the venue either on Friday evening prior or Saturday morning. The workshop finishes on Sunday at 3 pm, again, allowing students to travel back on Sunday afternoon, ready for work on Monday morning!

During the weekend, we cover all the essential points from the 5-day course including:

  • Practicing the hands on assessments under the watchful eye of our CHEK Institute Instructors
  • A review of essential programme design factors
  • Practical applications:
    • How to speak with a new client during the assessment
    • The assessment sequence
    • How to turn your assessment results from the CHEK Exercise Coach AND your Holistic Lifestyle questionnaire results into a specific health programme for your clients

It’s also the time to celebrate the end of year 1 with fellow students and look forward to becoming a CHEK Practitioner Level 1 and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2, during year 2.

CHEK Licensing Program

The CHEK Licensing program is an essential component of being part of CHEK Institute, and ONLY Licensed practitioners may market themselves as a CHEK Trained Professional.

Being licensed also ensures potential new clients/patients seeking the services of a CHEK Professional can locate you through the ‘Find a Practitioner’ search engine on CHEK Connect.

Why does the CHEK Institute have a Licensing Program?

The purpose of the CHEK Institute Licensing Program is to ensure recognised CHEK Institute-Trained Professionals demonstrate a commitment to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional competency. For this reason, recognised CHEK Institute-trained Professionals are required to renew their Advanced Training every 12-months.

CHEK Institute Professionals – Joining the CHEK Academy

Students who have already completed any of the prerequisite correspondence courses or advanced training programs can still apply to join the academy. These individuals apply for a tailored made quote excluding the courses they have already completed.

How much does a License Cost?

Although there is a yearly fee for all CHEK Trained professionals, ALL CHEK Academy students are automatically renewed each year whilst currently part of the CHEK Academy AND their License fee is FREE-

CHEK Academy students receive a Complimentary License fee each year whilst part of the CHEK Academy.

There are 3 Licenses to choose from

IPL: The Individual Professional License is for CHEK Professionals who do not have their own workspace such as corporate gyms, online coaching, in-home visits to clients. All students will receive this License upon completing a course.

PFL: The Professional Facility License is for CHEK Professionals who have their own facility (gym, studio, practice, etc.) The licensing fee covers the owner plus facility. Additional CHEK Practitioners working within the facility must also be licensed.

MPL: The Medical Professional License is an Individual License for CHEK Professionals who are also medically trained professionals.

Each student must apply and be accepted into the Academy.

South Pacific – Year Two

Year two is designed for students who have completed the CHEK Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Advanced Training Programs.

In the second year of the CHEK Academy every individual will complete Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 and CHEK. Practitioner Level 1.

Year 2 – Academic Plan – Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 & CHEK Practitioner Level 1

October 2019 – You will receive login details to the CHEK Academy Portal and receive access to your first online workshop Consultations, Sales & Packages.

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Consultations, Sales & Packages

This workshop is in three parts. After viewing each part you will be given an assignment which moves 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. Each student will be receive personalized feedback.

90 min Consultations, Sales & Packages workshop will be scheduled for November.

November 2019 – Each student will receive their first correspondence course, Advanced Program Design, via the e-learning platform.

Advanced Program Design

Learn to design the world’s most effective corrective and performance exercise programs in this empowering course. Based upon Paul’s two-day seminar, Advanced Program Design will stretch your mind to reach beyond the usual components that make up an average program. You will learn to build base and specific conditioning programs for everyone from the injured worker to elite athletes. This course is intended for the experienced exercise and rehabilitation professional with a serious desire to develop the best possible conditioning programs.

December 2019 – Students will be issued access instructions for the following e-books:

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Required Reading for HLC 2

A CHEK Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding and Interpreting the How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy Questionnaires and The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need – How to Get Healthy Now e-books.

Please note: the following are also required reading for HLC2 however you are required to purchase these separately:

  • The Book of Chakra Healing by Liz Simpson
  • The Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott

January 2020 – Each student will receive their second correspondence course, Equal But Not The Same, via the e-learning platform.

Equal But Not The Same

Paul presents his scientifically founded approach to training females. Based upon current research and years of clinical experience treating orthopedic disorders in women, this seminar is sure to provide a paradigm shift for the exercise professional. This course will provide cutting edge information sure to improve your success with female clients.

February 2020 – Each student will be issued access to the second online workshop CHEK Practitioner Level 1 Prerequisite Review; students need to have already reviewed AdvPD and EBNTS.

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CHEK Practitioner Level 1 Prerequisite Review

In this highly important online workshop, we review the entire CHEK System of Exercise Prescription through case histories and refreshers of the finally tuned CHEK system of assessment and exercise prescription.

We look at common dysfunctions with female clients and go through practical skills and exercises to help the female client whether they be a pensioner or professional athlete or both!

90 min Q&A on CP1 prerequisite will be scheduled for March.

March 2020 – Students will be mailed a copy of the DVD Flatten Your Abs Forever.

Flatten Your Abs Forever DVD

Everyone, especially females, dreams of flat abs. But all too often we see little or no result from exercise or dieting – the dreaded pooch remains despite being able to perform hundreds of crunches! So what can be preventing you or your clients from seeing the results you expect to get? In this lecture, Paul Chek will explain the common problems and issues that must be addressed in order to reach the goal of flat abs, including ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, hormonal imbalances, gynecological and gastro-intestinal disorders and more.

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

April 2020 – In this month students will attend the 5-day Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 Advanced Training Program.

CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2

The Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 2 course builds upon the foundational principles covered in HLC 1, teaching you how to apply these with clients and patients. You will also learn Paul Chek’s HLC principles of coaching; essential for a successful Health and Lifestyle coaching practice. You will be guided to fully understand and apply the rationale behind physical and metaphysical assessment, wellness program design strategies, as well as the finer points of coaching for long-term lifestyle changes.

Meditation for Clients workshop will be scheduled for April.

May 2020 – Each students will be issued their second online workshop Holistic Lifestyle Coach level 2 Review Workshop.

Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 Review Workshop

Having completed HLC Level 2, Students return for this ‘How to/ Putting it all together’ workshop. HLC Level 2 is a very important step in becoming a true Holistic Health Practitioner – and it enables you to work at a much deeper level with clients than HLC Level 1. For this reason, this workshop focuses on the structure you must adopt in order to achieve results with your clients and ensure all systems are followed. We also cover how to hold a presentation as a HLC level 2, and all students are given an HLC Presentation that they can adapt to their own business.

90 min Q&A on HLC2 Review Workshop will be scheduled for May.
Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Equal But, not the Same exam is 15 May 2020.

June 2020 – Each student will be issued their third online workshop Presenter & Video Media training for the CHEK Professional.

Presenter & Video Media Training for the CHEK Professional

The presence of a consummate professional comes from more than having substantial knowledge (or even expertise) in his/her field. In order to elicit trust, confidence and engagement from the public, practitioners must strive to become experts at bringing their message across authentically. The ability to hold public speaking events and to connect with their audience through online videos are critical for all CHEK Professionals’ success in business.

There will be an assignment for the students to film a 10-15 minute presentation of themselves and submit for review.

Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 exam is 1 June 2020.

July 2020 – Students will attend the CHEK Practitioner Level 1, 5 day Advanced Training Program in July in Sydney, Australia

CHEK Practitioner Level 1

CHEK Practitioner Level 1 expands the CHEK Exercise Coach’s knowledge of exercise and its scientific, therapeutic, and performance applications. Students learn infant development assessment as a means of identifying the physical, emotional and mental etiology of movement inefficiency. Paul Chek’s Primal Pattern® system of movement analysis is taught in CHEK Practitioner Level 1 as a seamless progression from infant development. The CHEK Practitioner Level 1 student learns to identify which Primal Pattern® movements are essential to each individual’s work, home, recreational, and/or sporting environment. Using a variety of exercise modalities, the CHEK Practitioner Level 1 is able to customize any exercise to suit each client’s ability and skill level. All instruction is based on an integrated holistic model for assessing movement disorder and restoring functional movement. CHEK Practitioner Level 1’s learn how to identify which systems of the body must be balanced to create well-being as part of a skillfully designed exercise program.

CHEK Practitioner Level 1 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand infant movement pattern assessment and the application of infant development exercises as a foundation for Primal Pattern® movements.
  • Learn a holistic, integrated model of Primal Pattern® movement assessment.
  • Design fully customized exercise programs based on a needs analysis for each client.

August 2020 – Students will receive PPS Success Program Lesson 1: Determining Your Legacy.

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PPS Lesson 1: Determining Your Legacy

We believe that pursuing your legacy is ultimately the most practical, empowering and healing way to experience life. That pursuit starts here!

Paul has designed PPS Lesson 1 to transform even the most vague vision into a concrete, actionable life plan. You’ll learn to:

  • Visualize your dream with absolute clarity and draw on it for motivation
  • Design an efficient, effective plan to lead you from where you are now to living your dream
  • Overcome common roadblocks to pursuing your dreams

September 2020 – Students will attend the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Review live workshop on September 2020 in Sydney, Australia or you can choose to attend remotely via Skype.

CHEK Practitioner Level 1 Review Workshop

One of the reasons these Academy workshops are so important for each student’s development is simply because all of our programs are advanced. Because of that, we like to ensure each one of our students not only truly understands the information delivered in each program BUT can apply it properly! In this 2-day workshop, we run through some of the more challenging of assessments from CHEK Practitioner level 1 and we show the students how to deliver the assessment in a way that flows evenly.

We highly recommend you prepare a case study to bring to this review workshop to ensure you get the most out of the 2 days.

Case Study Requirement
Each case study should include results of a full CHEK Practitioner Level 1 assessment and a complete client program based upon that assessment, including periodisation.
The academic plan for year three commencing October will be shared with all year two students on 1 July 2020.
Exam Deadline: The deadline for completion of the CHEK Practitioner Level 1 exam is 15 September 2020.

CHEK Licensing Program

The CHEK Licensing program is an essential component of being part of CHEK Institute, and ONLY Licensed practitioners may market themselves as a CHEK Trained Professional.

Being licensed also ensures potential new clients/patients seeking the services of a CHEK Professional can locate you through the ‘Find a Practitioner’ search engine on CHEK Connect.

Why does the CHEK Institute have a Licensing Program?

The purpose of the CHEK Institute Licensing Program is to ensure recognised CHEK Institute-Trained Professionals demonstrate a commitment to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional competency. For this reason, recognised CHEK Institute-trained Professionals are required to renew their Advanced Training every 12-months.

CHEK Institute Professionals – Joining the CHEK Academy

Students who have already completed any of the prerequisite correspondence courses or advanced training programs can still apply to join the academy. These individuals apply for a tailored made quote excluding the courses they have already completed.

How much does a License Cost?

Although there is a yearly fee for all CHEK Trained professionals, ALL CHEK Academy students are automatically renewed each year whilst currently part of the CHEK Academy AND their License fee is FREE-

CHEK Academy students receive a Complimentary License fee each year whilst part of the CHEK Academy.

There are 3 Licenses to choose from

IPL: The Individual Professional License is for CHEK Professionals who do not have their own workspace such as corporate gyms, online coaching, in-home visits to clients. All students will receive this License upon completing a course.

PFL: The Professional Facility License is for CHEK Professionals who have their own facility (gym, studio, practice, etc.) The licensing fee covers the owner plus facility. Additional CHEK Practitioners working within the facility must also be licensed.

MPL: The Medical Professional License is an Individual License for CHEK Professionals who are also medically trained professionals.

Each student must apply and be accepted into the Academy.