Level 1

International Certificate in Basic Kinesiology Practice (BKP)

What you can do with it


  • Earn and extra income
  • Start a whole new career
  • Work from home
  • Expand your existing practice
  • Experience a life changing way to help yourself & others



What you will learn

BKP Level 1 takes approximately 1 year and is the entry point into becoming a highly regarded Professional Specialised Kinesiologist. Being a synthesis of techniques and skills researched from ancient Chinese acupuncture, modern chiropractic, osteopathy, nutrition and naturopathy, Kinesiology is the most holistic of all the natural therapies and, like many traditional healing philosophies, it recognises the importance of body, mind and spirit in health and well being.  Students can start with level 2 concurrently after 6 months (optional).  The student can then go on to complete the Diploma in Kinesiology and then the Advanced and Kinesiopractic diplomas (0ptional).

About the Basic Kinesiology Practitioner Certificate (BKP)

The Certificate in Basic Kinesiology Practice is based on the Essential Skills & Knowledge gained from the following Industry Approved Kinesiology & Health Modules and are by class attendance only.  The student’s learning path is monitored for proficiency each step of the way.  Each unit has an Assessment Journal to be completed and marked by the instructor.  This mark is added to the student's computerised track record.  The student will then do a short computer test for competency and on completion of each wedge of training, there is an end of series exam.  This is to ensure graduates of ICPKP maintain a high level of knowledge and competency.


Energisers and Self Care.

This workshop introduces you to three different kinds of easy to learn self-energiser trigger points (Neuro-Emotional, Neuro-Lymphatic, and Neuro-Vascular) and the powerful meridian energiser trace. As well, you will use walking gait reflexes, crosscrawl, self-integration, vision and hearing energy techniques.


Proficient Manual Muscle Testing

Students completing this unit will be able to use muscle testing accurately, and perform a Kinesiology energy balance on others. They will be able to identify dehydration, ionisation, neurological disorganisation (switching), central vessel integrity and thymus energy imbalance.


Introduction to the Law of 5-Elements

This unit develops an elementary understanding of and skill in using basic 5-Element principles for energy balancing. It includes the 8 yin muscles and the ability to balance the meridian system.


The Body’s Superficial Energy Connections

This unit introduces an understanding of the philosophy, principles and history of Kinesiology; to extend the understanding of meridians and their related organ systems and to develop proficiency in a 14 muscle wheel energy balance.


The Law of 5-Elements in depth

This unit extends the understanding of, and skill in using, the 5-Element principles and 5-Element emotions for energy balancing. Learn a further 14 muscles to balance.


Professional Skills, Balancing Protocol with Database

This unit develops skill and understanding in the use of basic professional Kinesiology techniques to do full balances with age recession. It includes history taking and listening skills.


Pain Reduction

This unit develops skills in using Kinesiology techniques to reduce physical pain. It includes pain tapping, meridian walking, neuromuscular reset, pulse points and postural stress.


History / Balancing with Food

This unit extends an understanding of the development (philosophy and principles) of Kinesiology. It develops an understanding of the chain of life, the six stages of nutrition, food combining; the concept of biogenic, biostatic, biocidic substances; to construct a diet using 5-Element, food family and food rotation principles; to develop skill in using C1 and ear acu-point sensitivity tests.


Advanced muscle techniques, Reactivity and Posture

This unit develops skill and understanding in correcting reactivity in muscles and meridians with (and without) circuit retaining or reactive modes. To develop skill in observing postural imbalance; to extend techniques in balancing energy in muscles.


Using Client Health Records

To establish, utilise and update a client health record; communicate in a professional manner and set clear boundaries in a kinesiology practice; establish personal ethical behaviour and respect client’s rights in a health care context.


Clinical Body Contact

To develop skill in using Kinesiology techniques related to body contact. To use palpation to assess the client muscle state and integrate findings into the management of the client in a kinesiology practice. This unit includes massage.


Stress Release Techniques

The purpose of this unit is to develop skill and understanding in the use of the stress release technique including the application of active listening and role play. Those who have completed this unit will be able to use basic frontal/occipital holding, assist the client: to find new resources, apply the video-rewrite method, brainstorm, make up new possibilities, use their senses and intuition, state what they are feeling, want and are willing to do to achieve this, with or without the use of imagery including but not limited to jewels, balloons, grounding rods, picture frames and symbolic encapsulation and the hypothesis of an older, wiser self, to enable the client to defuse stress related to but not limited to challenges to their authority and terminating a relationship within or without the context of active listening or role play.

Course Dates & Venues

Cape Town & Johannesburg:

We have courses twice a year, beginning in January and August.


Durban & Port Elizabeth:

We have courses beginning in July.

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For overseas students, or out of the province, there are intensive courses in Johannesburg.

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