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Changes made to Kinesiology qualifications nationally

There are important changes made to Kinesiology qualifications nationally. This will affect every Registered Training Organisation, present and future Kinesiology students. To find out more information and how it will affect you CLICK HERE.


When looking for a Kinesiology course, we have found that most people don’t know what questions to ask prospective colleges.  Even more so they don’t have an understanding that Certification and Diploma qualifications can vary greatly amongst colleges as there are… READ MORE


Be careful and informed. Choose wisely. We receive many calls from people inquiring about studying Kinesiology either online or by distant education (correspondence). Can you be a successful Kinesiology practitioner learning by Distant Education or video? CLICK HERE


Kinesiology can deal with a whole range of problems to bring the body into balance for well rounded health. They are generally summarised under … READ MORE


Kinesiology Schools Australia offers the highest quality Kinesiology training available and is accredited with the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice. Unlike many colleges, our emphasis is on Kinesiology and Kinesiology alone. All our lecturers are high level Specialised Kinesiology Practitioners with years of experience to pass on to students. This is a guarantee we are proud of. Some colleges offer Kinesiology qualifications where students will become massage therapists with a little Kinesiology knowledge. Kinesiology Schools Australia are the specialists in the industry. We only offer quality Kinesiology courses and we know our graduates will be sought after practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in a Kinesiology practice. KSA does not just offer Kinesiology techniques. We offer a successful protocol that has been proven through time by many practitioners. The quality techniques, high level practitioner lecturers and proven protocol guide our graduates to success. This is why we are the best at what we do. If you want a successful Kinesiology practice Kinesiology Schools Australia is here for you. You can search for other colleges but there is no need to look any further. This is the course for you.


We understand it can be confusing but not all Kinesiology Certificate IVs or Diploma in Kinesiology are the same. In fact there is a great deal of difference between what you learn at one college compared to another. There are over 140 different types of Kinesiology ‘styles’ known as modalities. Each one can be vastly different to the next. For some the total training might only be a few weekends training and that’s it while others such as the Professional Kinesiology Program (PKP) taught by KSA is much more. It is not just the amount of hours taught but the content and speciality of the style of Kinesiology that differs. Most Certificate IVs are just a few short courses put together to make up the required hours. These short courses were developed independently and not designed to integrate with each other. PKP was written as an in-depth integrated course that starts at the basics and builds to intermediate then advanced. Not all Kinesiology styles are truly holistic either. Some specialise in nutrition while others specialist in the emotions or structural problems or learning difficulties or spirituality. They might be very helpful in the individual area or interest but lack the skills and effectiveness in other areas. The fact is we are a holistic being and any problem will involve a combination of many of these areas. KSA’s courses provide good all round skills and knowledge in the different areas so that the practitioner can effectively help their clients.


Kinesiology was the brainchild of Dr George Goodheart DC from New York, USA back in the early 1960’s. He gathered a group of exceptional associates to teach and further research this wonderful health modality known as Applied Kinesiology (AK). One of these associates was Dr John Thie DC who in the early 1970’s put together Touch For Health (TFH), a version of AK for the general public. TFH has been taught to millions of people worldwide to use on family and friends and was the start of a much expanded and widely researched modality now known as Kinesiology or Specialised Kinesiology.


In the late 1970’s from the research of Dr Bruce Dewe, founder of the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice, came the birth of the Professional Kinesiology Programme (PKP). By far the most advanced and complete Kinesiology modality presently available. In 2000 the Professional Kinesiology Programme was re-written to suite the modern easy learning methods expected today. In Australia the Professional Kinesiology Programme is broken up into three courses.

  • Kinesiology Practitioner Level 1 (formally the Certificate IV in Kinesiology)
  • The nationally accredited Diploma in Kinesiology and
  • The Complete Professional Kinesiology Programme known internationally as the International Diploma of Professional Kinesiology Practice.

* Graduates of Kinesiology Practitioner Level 1 (KPL1) qualify to register with the Kinesiology Associations to register as a level 1 practitioner. The International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice proudly accredits KSA as an authorised provider of the ICPKP Kinesiology education program International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice. With the help of Dr Dewe, Kinesiology has developed and improved into an outstanding health care system. Kinesiology is practiced in hundreds of countries worldwide as an independent modality and is complementary to Western medicine, Eastern medicine and natural therapies alike.


Kinesiology brings together the ancient Chinese philosophies with acupressure, massage, counselling and the knowledge of the modern day. It uses the body’s own bio-computer (muscle monitoring) to provide feedback to the practitioner. The Triad of Health is the model used by most Kinesiologists to help explain how Kinesiology is truly holistic and ‘treats’ the whole body / person, not just a symptom to reveals an accurate picture of the problem at hand. The Triangle of Health is used as our model to describe how the ‘being’ (whole person) must be in balance. For a healthy and happy existence the physical, bio-chemical and emotional sides of our life must be in harmony with one another, hence the term ‘holistic health care’. For example, if you feel anxious about speaking in front of a group of people (emotional), butterflies in the tummy may occur (chemical reaction), this causes discomfort to your body (physical).