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In Year 1 of the CHEK Academy you’ll learn ALL of the time-tested techniques that are the foundation of Paul Chek’s internationally renowned practice. That includes how to:

  • Personalize your approach with your clients
  • Address your clients’ health challenges holistically and effectively
  • Use pinpoint accurate assessments to understand your clients deeply
  • Motivate your clients like crazy to apply what you teach them
  • Educate your clients to follow through on your prescriptions

Those skills and techniques you’ll learn will empower you to open your own practice or to separate yourself from the pack if you already run your own practice.

See the full CHEK Academy Year One Details below.

Applications for Year 1 of the Academy are now closed for the 2015/16 Year.

If you have questions about the CHEK Academy or would like to be put on a waiting list for next year, please contact our education department at [email protected].

CHEK Academy Year 1, 2015/16

Start Your CHEK Education here!

This foundational year is for students with no CHEK qualifications, students that have completed only some CHEK correspondence programs or the CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1.

Your CHEK Academy Year 1 Training Includes:

  • Scientific Core Conditioning (Correspondence course)
  • Scientific Back Training, 2nd Ed. (Correspondence course)
  • Program Design, 2nd Ed. (Correspondence course)
  • Primal Pattern® Movement (Correspondence course)
  • How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! (Book)
  • Movement that Matters (Book)
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 (April 2016 3-Day Training Program)
  • Exercise Coach (July 2016 5-Day Training Program)
  • Bi-monthly CHEK Q&A Coaching calls (starting upon passing your HLC 1 exam).
  • Monthly CHEK Webinars (starting upon passing your HLC 1 exam).

Plus, these EXCLUSIVE CHEK Academy Bonuses:

  • A savings of 15% on all included books, DVDs, Correspondence Courses and live Advanced Training programs
  • One live weekend workshop (Workshop: September 2016)
  • Three webinar workshops (Workshop 1: Nov. 2015, Workshop 2: February 2016, Workshop 3: May 2016)
  • 12 months personal mentorship with a high level C.H.E.K Practitioner
  • PPS Success Mastery Program Lesson 7: How to Learn

Flexible Payment Options

Year 1 enrollment in the CHEK Academy Elite Global Training is open until 31 October 2015, and we offer three payment options:

  1. An application deposit of $457.31 AUD on acceptance of your application (minus the $200 application fee) followed by 11 payments @ $457.31 AUD, commencing on 31 October 2015.
  2. An application deposit of $1,829.34 AUD on acceptance of your application (minus the $200 application fee) followed by 11 payments @ $332.61, commencing on 31 October 2015.
  3. An application deposit of $2,744 AUD on acceptance of your application (minus the $200 application fee) followed by 11 payments @ $249.45 AUD, commencing on 31 October 2015.

Our Guarantee to You:

If, after taking Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 in April 2016, you decide that CHEK Academy Training is not for you, you can walk away with NO further obligation to The Academy and keep all educational materials you had received through April 2016.

Additionally, if you have passed your HLC 1 exam, you can continue to participate in our monthly CHEK Q&A Calls and Webinars.

Year 1 Schedule

October 2015

Each student will receive a copy of How to Eat Move and Be Healthy! (book) and Program Design.

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

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.

Meet Your Mentor: Students will also be assigned to their personal CHEK Mentor and have an introductory one-hour call with them. THe student and mentor will have a one-hour call on a monthly basis. The mentor’s role is to support the student throughout the year, guiding them through the learning material and helping them to achieve learning milestones comfortably.

November 2015

Each student will receive the book Movement that Matters.

Movement That Matters: This book 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.


Webinar Workshop #1 – Anatomy & Physiology

Saturday November 14, 2015 – 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

For many, this will be the first time this fascinating (and EXTREMELY important) subject is covered with such depth. TO others, it will be a refresher into the subject and will ready the students for the advanced human function education ahead.

December 2015

Each student will receive a copy of the correspondence course Scientific Back Training.

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 analyzes the biomechanical intricacies of stabilization exercises as a necessary prerequisite to general strengthening of torso musculature for clients.

January 2016

Each student will receive a copy of the correspondence course Scientific Core Conditioning.

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.

February 2016

Webinar Workshop #2 – Exercise Coach Prerequisite Application Review

February 6 & 7, 2016

Each student will attend the 2-day webinar Workshop. Over the 2-day workshop, students will become practiced and proficient with all of the concepts and testing involved in our home study courses.

Exam Deadline: Program Design Exam to be completed by February 28, 2016.

March 2016

In this month, students will focus on completing the remaining pre-requisistes for Exercise Coach.

Exam Deadline: Scientific Back Training Exam to be completed by March 15, 2016.

Exam Deadline: Scientific Core Conditioning Exam to be completed by March 30, 2016.

April 2016

Advanced Training Program – CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1

April 8-10, 2016

Trigg Island Surf Club
360 West Coast Dr.
Trigg, WA 6029

8am – 6pm

This course is the foundation of the Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program, focusing on effective techniques for attaining optimal health from the inside out – techniques that can be applied by anyone. Laypersons and health/fitness professionals have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this course.

During HLC 1, you will use yourself as a case history to become a living role model for your clients and patients. By completing detailed questionnaires before class, you can use this information over the three days to illustrate the concepts and techniques you’ll be learning. You will be show how to identify common problems that, if not quickly recognized, can become roadblocks to success including – ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, stress, hormonal imbalances and gastrointestinal disorders.

May 2016

Webinar Workshop #2 – Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Review

Saturday May 14, 2016 – 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

A review of the concepts presented in HLC 1 and how to best apply them in your life and practice.

Exam Deadline: Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 Exam to be completed by May 26, 2016.

June 2016

Students are now officially recognized by the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1.
They can add their profile to CHEK Connect so potential clients can search for them online. As a
C.H.E.K Institute trained professional students are now eligible to attend for free the Monthly Webinars
and Bi-Monthly Coaching Calls
provided by the C.H.E.K Institute.

Students also receive PPS Success Mastery Program Lesson 7: How to Learn which includes 1 multi-medial slide show, 1 PDF manual, 1 PDF Self-Assessment and 6-Day Access to PPS Coaching Calls and Coaching Call recordings.

This is Paul’s gift to all Year 1 students to enable them to optimize their learning in the CHEK Academy.

PPS Lesson 7 – How to Learn: This lesson will guide you to discover your unique learning type and show you how to absorb more information, quickly and efficiently.

July 2016

Advanced Training Program – Exercise Coach

July 13-17, 2016

Place of CHI
Unit 1-2 Apollo St.
Warriewood, NSW 2102

8am – 6pm

This highly practical 5-day course will give students the skills to become a superior exercise professional. With a course maximum size of 12 students per instructor, students will receive personalized attention while learning powerful postural assessments as well as assessments to diagnose physiological load. Students will also learn to effectively prescribe and teach exercise programs for clients of all skill levels.

August 2016

Case Study: Each student in this month will complete a CHEK Exercise Coach assessment on a client, friend or family member and prepare a case study before attending the next workshop in September.

September 2016

Live Workshop – Exercise Coach Review

September 17 & 18, 2016

Place of CHI
Unit 1-2 Apollo St.
Warriewood, NSW 2102

Each student will attend this Workshop where they will review the main points from the 5-day Exercise Coach course and practice applying their new knowlege. The second day of the workshops will focus on Business Development. This is crucial to changing a current business to include work as a CHEK Professional or to start a business from scratch!

Students will learn:

  • Business set-up or how to fine-tune an existing business
  • How to price services
  • How to set yourself apart form the masses of “same old” trainers and coaches
  • How to effectively sell! Not only your services BUT the goal of true health to your clients!

Exam Deadline: Exercise Coach Exam to be completed by September 23, 2016.

Students will be sent their final correspondence course for Year 1 – Primal Patterns Movements

Primal Pattern Movements: Learn Paul Chek’s approach to preventing orthopedic injury and improving performance through nutrition and optimal motor engram programming.

At the end of Year 1 students will be offered a discounted place in Year 2 providing they ahve successfully completed all elements. Some students may prefer to take a break and join a later intake for Year 2.

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 tailor made quote excluding the courses they ahve already completed.

Students continue their mentorships, participate in

Webinars and Coaching Calls, and prepare for Year 2!

CHEK Academy FAQ

Q: Do I pay extra to become part of The CHEK Academy?
A: No. All the correspondence courses and live advanced training programs are heavily discounted off the regular price.

Q: Is there an upfront fee I need to pay to join?
A: Yes. We have a variety of payment options for you to choose from and those options vary depending upon your year in The CHEK Academy and your location (US/Canada vs. The South Pacific). Please refer to the application form for specific plans.

Q: Can I complete all my training in the first few months and pay it off over a year?
A: No. We have timed the availability of all training materials to maximize their absorption and implementation in your practice. Additionally, you must be up-to-date on payments prior to attending live CHEK Workshops and Training Courses.

Q: I am already a C.H.E.K Practitioner level 1 and HLC level 1 and have purchased many of the Pre-Requisite courses for other levels- do I need to re-sit these courses and pay again?
A: No, you only need to purchase advanced training courses and correspondence courses you have not already purchased, however you must hold current CHEK Status. Your current CHEK qualification will determine your year in The CHEK Academy. For the 2015/16 year we are only offering years 1, 2 and 3.

Q: I already hold other medical, non-C.H.E.K Institute qualifications. Can I join The CHEK Academy at a higher year?
A: No regardless of your current non C.H.E.K qualification – all students must complete each year, before progressing to the next.

Q: There are a few of my friends who are interested in joining The CHEK Academy. Is there a discount if more than 1 person applies for The CHEK Academy?
A: No, all applicants are assessed individually before being accepted onto the Academy. There are no further discounts available.

Q: Can I complete the courses in Europe as part of The CHEK Academy?
A: No, all courses must be completed with CHEK USA or Australia only. The courses are not covered by CHEK Europe or any other of our International Affiliates.

Q: If I get accepted onto The CHEK Academy, but find I cannot attend one of the workshop weekends, do I get a refund for that workshop.
A: No. You will be required to attend the workshop at a later date.

Q: What if I join The CHEK Academy and cannot attend a live advanced Training course?
A: You must accept all course dates before being accepted into The CHEK Academy. If you are ill or experience a family emergency, we may allow you to transfer to a later course, but only up to 45 days of the course start date free of charge. This is a ONCE ONLY opportunity in your entire time within The CHEK Academy.

Q: Can I pay up front for all years of The CHEK Academy and get a further discount?
A: No, you may only apply for 1 year. Payment in advance is accepted but no further discounts apply.

Q: On completion of year 5, do I automatically become part of the C.H.E.K Institute Faculty?
A: No, all applicants for Team CHEK or C.H.E.K Faculty must apply formally directly to C.H.E.K Institute.

Q: What if for some reason I need to leave The CHEK Academy midterm?
A: You will pay a termination fee, which will cover all the training you have received up to that point, without the Academy discounts. The maximum you will pay in the termination fee is the difference between attending the courses with the academy and completing the courses separately, without discounts.

Q: What if I cannot afford to pay 1 month’s fee on the Academy? Can I pay double next month?
A: No, your academy training will be put on hold. If this continues you will be sent a termination invoice and will be dismissed from The CHEK Academy.

Q: Is the accommodation provided at each workshop and course?
A: No, you will be given a recommended list of places to stay, but the accommodation, food and travel expenses are not covered by your academy fees.

Q: Will I have regular 1-on-1 coaching with my CHEK mentor?
A: Yes, you will have a monthly scheduled call with your Mentor lasting 1 hour each month; additional coaching with your mentor is available directly with your mentor for a discounted fee.