Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you pronounce Kinesiology?
A: It’s simple KIN – EASY – OLOGY
Q: What is Kinesiology and what can it help?
A: Wow, where do we start for this question? Kinesiology is such a wide and
expansive therapy we would have to a cut down a few trees to answer this one.
For a straight to the point description see our link
Q: Can you use Kinesiology by itself or do you need to use it with another
modality such as Naturopathy?
A: Kinesiology is definitely a modality in its own right. Many naturopaths and massage
therapists see how effective Kinesiology is and use it to expand the effectiveness
of their work. These practitioners only have a limited knowledge of Kinesiology and
use just a few of the many techniques available. More and more practitioners are
learning Kinesiology to add it to their skill base, but Kinesiology is a modality within
itself, no other modality is required. There is so much to learn within Kinesiology.
I for one am a Kinesiologist at Bracken Ridge Natural Therapies, a Kinesiology
clinic. This clinic has been voted the best in health by a leading QLD newspaper 8
times out of the last 11 years. Other finalists included doctors, chemists, vets and
another Kinesiologists, etc. To receive this award so often, we believe something
must be working, as nominations are from the public who have been happy with
our services. Kinesiology is quickly becoming known for the brilliant modality that it
is. We often receive phone calls from people requesting Kinesiologists in their
Q: What courses do you offer?
A: We offer 3 main courses and some short courses.
Certificate IV in Kinesiology. This course is government accredited and is
Austudy approved. Graduates qualify at practitioner level and can join a clinic or
set up their own.
Diploma in Kinesiology. Continues from Certificate IV providing advanced
techniques making the graduate a knowledgeable and successful practitioner. Our
graduates are the best in the field. This course is government accredited and is
Post Graduate. Graduates will be sought after practitioners and leaders in the
field of health care. These practitioners will quickly and effectively help client
receive not just better health but a better quality of life.
Short courses available. Please contact your local college for details.
Q: What units are in the Certificate IV in Kinesiology?
A: The Certificate IV in Kinesiology consists of 14 units made up of 10 Kinesiology
units, First Aid, Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Safety and Business
Administration. These units make up the requirements for HLT42807. See
prospectus for more details
Q: What units are in the Diploma in Kinesiology?
A: Our units more than cover the basic requirements of HLT51507, the Diploma in
Kinesiology. Our Diploma greatly expands on the skills and knowledge of the
Certificate IV to provide graduates with high quality techniques in all aspects of
health. Having already learnt the specialised protocol to ensure holistic healing, our
Diploma offers units with advanced techniques to enhance structural, chemical,
environmental, emotional, energetic and other issues. Having good all round
techniques allows the practitioner to be truly holistic and quickly improve the health
and wellbeing of the client. See prospectus for more details
Q: Do I have to study the Certificate IV in Kinesiology first before I can study the
A: Yes, the Diploma follows on from the Certificate. The Certificate takes about 1 year
and the Diploma takes an additional 1 ½ years. Total study time to receive the
Diploma is 2 ½ years.
Q: Are there different types of Kinesiology?
A: There are many different types of Kinesiology. Some types of Kinesiology you may
have heard of include PKP (Professional Kinesiology Practitioner), Touch For
Health, Hyperton-X, Applied Physiology, Educational Kinesiology, Three in One,
One Brain, Kindergetics, L.E.A.P., Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.) and
Q: There are so many types of Kinesiology out there, so why is PKP the best
Kinesiology course to learn?
A: PKP, the Professional Kinesiology Program, is the course taught by KSA. For
starters the name is a great place to start. PKP is the Professional Kinesiology
Programme written to a professional standard. It is written by Dr Bruce Dewe MD,
a medical doctor and specialised Kinesiologist.
This course is holistic in the true sense of the word. Graduates have all the
necessary skills and knowledge required to be an outstanding Kinesiologist.
Knowledge, techniques and skills are taught in a progressive manner starting at
the basics and gradually building on knowledge already learnt. The course content
is integrated at the appropriate levels so that students have a good blend of
emotional, chemical, environmental and structural techniques. This ensures the
students will be excellent practitioners and have the ability to help a wide range of
health issues and sustain a viable career.
A specific protocol is taught so that students have an organised order to follow, to
ensure the best possible success in the fastest time possible.
Graduates of the Diploma in Kinesiology have an extremely high level of skills and
techniques. These practitioners will be sought after practitioners.
We believe that PKP is the most complete Kinesiology system that uses high
quality techniques to balance the body in a structural/physical, chemical/nutritional
and emotional/mental way.
Q: Is there much difference between courses taught at other colleges?
A: Quite simply the answer is YES !!! There is a great deal of difference between
courses even though they have the same final qualification. The content of the
courses are dramatically different. Some courses are basically a massage course
with a little Kinesiology added to it. Other courses are made up by combining a
variety of techniques together to fill up the subjects.
KSA courses are the official courses of the International College of Professional
Kinesiology Practice. The course material starts from the basics and progresses to
advanced techniques and knowledge. It follows a specific protocol designed to
guarantee the best possible success. We offer more Kinesiology techniques than
other colleges to make sure our graduates are fully prepared to enter the real
world. We are very proud of what we offer.
Q: Do you offer full time or part time study?
A: We offer both part time and full time study. Part time study requires the first
10 Kinesiology units in a set order but First Aid and home study units can be taken
at any stage. For full time study the 10 Kinesiology units, the correspondence units
and First Aid MUST be taken at the same time. Full time students qualify for
Austudy. Contact your local KSA campus for more details or phone Centrelink for
details about Austudy.
Q: When are classes held?
A: Contact your local campus for their timetable as this may vary. Most of our
campuses run the Kinesiology units every third to fourth weekend (on average).
This way people can work as they study. Approximately 15 – 25 hours of selfpaced
study (study done outside of class) must be completed between each
Q: I’ve studied some subjects at other places. Do I receive any credits towards
A: YES. You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for non-
Kinesiology units provided the course is up to the appropriate level. Due to the high
quality of our Kinesiology units and the variety of Kinesiology courses available you
will need to discuss your individual case with your local campus.
Q: Can any units be taken by correspondents?
A: All non-Kinesiology units are correspondence units and can be studied in
your own time.
Q: When looking for a college and course, what should I look for?
A: How many hours are “pure” Kinesiology hours in relation to non- Kinesiology
Are all Kinesiology units taught face to face? (VERY IMPORTANT)
Is the course accredited by the Australian Institute of Kinesiology and the
Australian Kinesiology Association? Can you automatically join either of these
associations once you receive your qualification?
Is the course nationally recognised by the Australian Training Authority?
Is it one type of Kinesiology for the whole course or are there many different
types of Kinesiology? If there are many different types of Kinesiology there may
be a lot of repetition as the techniques vary and are not integrated.
Can I still work while I am studying?
Is it Austudy approved?
Is there a lot of time for practice?
Q: Is there much work for Kinesiologists?
A: My answer to this is, “Do you know anyone with pain, digestive problems, allergies,
emotional stress, learning difficulties, skin problems, kids with behavioural
problems?” I could go on for another page or two but I think you get my drift. There
are so many people out there that a Kinesiologist can help, we will always be in
More and more people are hearing about Kinesiology daily. It is now even being
used in the Royal Adelaide Hospital. No longer am I asked, “What did you say you
do for work” but “Wow, tell me more about it. My friend goes to a Kinesiologist and
says it’s helped him/her a lot”.
Over the last 3-4 years Kinesiology has been receiving more acceptance from both
other practitioners and the public.
Many graduates start their own clinics from home. More and more are joining
existing clinics as private practitioners working for themselves and renting a room.
These clinics are often with Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists and
massage therapists etc. One of our graduates is even working from a doctors
surgery. There are more options and clinics are looking for Kinesiologists all the
time. One graduate who was previously a beauty therapist was employed at a
beauty therapist because she was also a Kinesiologist.
Q: Do Health Funds cover Kinesiology?
A: As of the date this document was published the following health funds
cover Kinesiology if the practitioner has a Diploma in Kinesiology (HLT51507) and
is registered with an association such as the AIK or AKA.
The AIK and AKA are the two industry associations for Kinesiologists.
Medibank Private, MBF, HBA, ANZ Health Insurance, Health Cover Direct, Mutual
Community, Manchester Unity, Australian Unity, GU Health, AHM, Credicare
Health Fund/CUA Health, CBHS, Health Partners, Health Care Insurance Ltc,
Teachers Federation Health, Transport Health and more.
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