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FUNCTIONAL KINESIOLOGY FOUNDATION COURSE

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Kinesiology training  

Learn to help yourself and others

Why study functional kinesiology?

We are living in a time of an aging population. In the UK (and across the world) people are living longer thanks to advances in medical healthcare. In fact, in England alone, the number of people over 85 looks set to double to 2.6 million over the next 25 years.

However, with a growing population living with an increased number of long-term conditions, our world is in the middle of a health crisis. The system is creaking. The availability of health support and resources vary widely by geography; the health industry training is struggling to keep up with advances in science; and statistics show that the number of people living with chronic conditions, multiple conditions or co-morbidities is on the rise.

In a world dominated by science, the wisdoms from traditional whole system medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Shamanism, Naturopathy have been discarded, mispresented or misunderstood. But there are signs of changing attitudes, that the scientific world is now drawing on and confirming knowledge from these ancient traditional modalities.

I loved every minute of the course! You did an amazing job!  Looking forward to the onward journey and diving deeper into this fascinating world.  
 
Louise, Stroud
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From its chiropractic beginnings, Functional Kinesiology combines knowledge and ideas from Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, nutritional science and functional medicine. 

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Functional Kinesiology Foundation Course Training

What will I learn?

The training on this course brings together knowledge and science into a unique, comprehensive, easy to follow model.

 

It will help you to:

  • uncover the areas of health imbalances,

  • understand more about the signs and symptoms that you are seeing or experiencing,

  • and give you the tools and techniques to be able to support the body to allow its natural healing resources to occur.  

No matter what the symptoms - digestive issues, hormonal issues, migraines, low self-esteem, confusion, learning difficulties - this foundation course will give you the knowledge, resources, and methodology to begin to make a difference in your own life and that of others.

Integrative whole body health

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This course builds on the origins of Applied Kinesiology and furthers this knowledge with the latest in nutritional science and functional medicine. An integrative whole-body perspective to health and wellness with muscle testing still at the heart of it.  

 

You will learn to use muscle testing to discover which muscles are imbalanced, and the connected organs and meridians causing imbalances.

 

Why is that important?

Imbalances left unaddressed can lead to a pathway of ill health or chronic conditions. You will learn a variety of techniques to be able to deal with mental, chemical, physical and electrical realms of imbalance, as well as food sensitivity testing, techniques to help with writing, reading and other educational kinesiology techniques to turn the brain on.

About the Kinesiology training

The course is a mixture of learning through five in-person teaching weekends and your own self-paced learning through the online course material, culminating in a practical and theory weekend assessment.

In-person Training

The classroom attendance provides practical training in Kinesiology techniques. 

 

You will be set case study homework tasks to get you practising your kinesiology skills, right from weekend one! 

Over the duration of the course training you will be required to complete four case studies in total, each one must be completed before the next weekend's session.

Online Training Portal

The online training portal is designed to support your in-person training. With videos, and quizzes, it allows you to revisit new concepts learnt and watch back techniques.  

The four case studies, quizzes, book reviews and reflective questions are there to help you track your progress, and check your learning and understanding. 

Weekend Assessment

There is a practical and theory exam at the end of the course.

 

It is an open book multi-choice theory exam and the practical assessment involves demonstrating your ability to complete ‘balancing’. It is an informal day with additional help and support given for any students with learning challenges such as dyslexia.

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The 4U Pilates & Wellbeing Functional Kinesiology Foundation course is run in association with the The College of Functional Wellness. The course (which is ITEC and VTCT accredited) covers the approved material and utilises the college's online training portal. Your final weekend assessment is conducted by the The College of Functional Wellness and your Kinesiology qualification, accreditation and status will be awarded by them. 

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What can I do after this training?

Once you have completed your training and passed the assessment day you can get insured and change your member status of the kinesiology from 'Student' to a 'Foundation Functional Kinesiologist'.

If you wish to deepen your knowledge and learn more about hormones, supplements, digestive and immune issues then you can continue onto the practitioner diploma course.  

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Functional Kinesiology Foundation Course Details

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Course structure

All weekends must be attended and the course starts at 9.30am each day and finishes at 6pm. You will be given access to the online learning portal, student community portal, course text and homework books after your first weekend. You are required to do 4 case studies each weekend and compete all the homework questions and quizzes.

Where is the course held?

4U Pilates & Wellbeing Studio

3-4 West Street 

Somerton

Somerset TA11 7PS

 

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2024/2025 Course Dates

In person training dates:

  • Level 1 – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th October

  • Level 2 – Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November

  • Level 3 – Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th December

  • Level 4 – Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th January

  • Level 5 – Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th February

Consolidation and Assessment

  • Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th March

Course Fees

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The total course fee is £1,995, payable as an initial deposit payment of £395 and a balance of £1,600.

If you prefer to pay monthly, the total course fee is £2,175 payable as an initial deposit of £395 and either:

  • 5 further monthly instalments of £356 or

  • 10 monthly instalments of £178. 

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Where did Functional Kinesiology originate from?

Kinesiology is a mind-body-spirit holistic therapy, originally developed by George Goodheart in 1964, an American Chiropractor, using muscle testing or muscle monitoring. Dr Goodheart discovered that by muscle testing before and after making corrections better results were achieved for his clients.

 

The therapy then developed to incorporate ideas from other modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, nutritional science, and functional medicine to identify areas of imbalance that can lead to ill health and chronic pathologies if left unaddressed.  

 

Functional Kinesiology was created and developed by Claire Snowdon-Darling & Laura Knowles, The College of Functional Wellness. It uses a simple and effective 4 phase protocol approach, known as the BEES – biochemical, electrical, emotional, and structural corrections to balance the body.

All Kinesiology training gives you an exciting toolkit of techniques but  most courses provide limited ideas on which to use and when. This leads to overwhelm, confusion and often, a mishmash approach for new Kinesiologists working with clients and ultimately a reduced enthusiasm for kinesiology from all parties.

 

Functional Kinesiology is different. Laura and Claire have taken years of clinical experience, broken it down and created a foundation course with clarity of what tool to use when. It is an integrated view of health that works with the principal that the body can heal itself when balanced and resourced.

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"The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well"

- Hippocrates

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The Functional Kinesiology Foundation course is accredited, recognised and approved to the highest industry standards.

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