What type of Kinesiology?
I am considering studying Kinesiology. There seems to be lots of different courses out there, and I'm wondering the basic differences between them?
I am being drawn towards the Progressive Kinesiology website - I am very holistic and spiritual and would like to go down that route...
Also, to those who have studied it...I'm guessing it is no picnic?! I am a bit concerned it could be out of my league. I am not very scientifically minded. 😮 Or fond of the Anatomy & Physiology side of any course I have previously studied.
I have trained in Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) which always takes into account the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual sides of the client. I think 3 in 1 Concepts does this too. Both these kinesiologies offer short courses that you could do before committing to a full Advanced training. Creative Kinesiology could also be worth looking at for the spiritual aspects. I don't know much detail about Progessive other than that, like many kinesiologies, I believe it has its basis in Touch for Health.
Have you looked at the Kinesiology Federation website - - as there is a training Section there which gives details about the different courses? Or you could use the advanced practitioner search there by putting in your post-code/town and specifying Progressive kinesiology in one of the boxes and see if there was someone near you who had done this training and could tell you more about their experience of the course.
The only other thing I would say is that to fully train as a kinesiologist who meets the National Occupational Standards in the therapy requires not only doing an Advanced Kinesiology training but also doing A&P, Nutrition, Practice Management and Inter-personal Skills - so, have a good look round and, if possible, talk to therapists who have done these trainings as they are the best people to tell you what they thought of the courses.
I've also trained in Professional Kinesiology Practice and have to say that it stands out from all the rest. Although others also include finger modes and the emotions, PKP is participatory, so all questions are asked aloud and the client is involved and knows what's going on at all times. PKP doesn't diagnose or prescribe and all corrections made are chosen by the client's body and not by the kinesiologist. It follows the path of stress and clears/corrects accordingly. Rather than focusing on and treating symptoms, PKP looks at what you would be doing if you didn't have the problem and works towards achieving that. There are over 500 PKP techniques and it covers structural, mental, emotional, nutritional and other aspects, so is very holistic.
Hi Jenny - might be too late now, but just noticed your thread. I am a Kinesiology Tutor teaching Systematic Kinesiology ( so I realise I'm biased.! ) however it does cover completely the emotional, structural, chemical and electrical elements of an individual - uses the Chinese 5 Element theory and is utterly fantastic. !
You can see my website for information and testimonials and free to call me with questions.