What is the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program

The C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is ground-breaking. This four-level program is designed to be completed over two to four years as it draws inspiration from several fields of health and fitness such as orthopedics, corrective exercise, massage therapy, chiropractics, alternative therapies, and strength training. The goal of the program is to provide you with the knowledge necessary to work with your clients to achieve optimal results. The C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is oriented directly to develop practical skills by mastering the underlying theories along with the hands-on applications. Even after completing just the first level of the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program, you will become a more skilled professional.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 (FIVE days)

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 expands the CHEK Exercise Coach’s knowledge of exercise and it’s scientific, therapeutic, and performance applications. Students learn infant development assessment as a means of identifying the physical, emotional and mental etiology of movement inefficiency. Paul Chek’s Primal Pattern® system of movement analysis is taught in C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 as a seamless progression from infant development. The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 student learns to identify which Primal Pattern® movements are essential to each individual’s work, home, recreational, and/or sporting environment. Using a variety of exercise modalities, the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 is able to customize any exercise to suit each client’s ability and skill level. All instruction is based on an integrated holistic model for assessing movement disorder and restoring functional movement. C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1’s learn how to identify which systems of the body must be balanced to create well-being as part of a skillfully designed exercise program.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand infant movement pattern assessment and the application of infant development exercises as a foundation for Primal Pattern® movements.
  • Learn a holistic, integrated model of Primal Pattern® movement assessment.
  • Design fully customized exercise programs based on a needs analysis for each client.


23-27 August 2017-, Lancashire Leigh Brandon-If you wish to register for this course please note all prerequisite correspondence courses (please see below for more details) need to be completed by the 3 July 2017.

Early Bird Price of £1,795 available when selecting a payment option where this amount is paid in full by the 19 May 2017. Regular price to be paid in full by 17 July 2017 is £1,945.

Register for 2017!


Prerequisites (must be completed 45 days before course)

Completion of CHEK Exercise Coach Program including exam.

Advanced Program Design correspondence course (GBP £298):

Learn to design the world’s most effective corrective and performance exercise programs in this empowering course. Based upon Paul’s two-day seminar, Advanced Program Design will stretch your mind to reach beyond the usual components that make up an average program. You will learn to build base and specific conditioning programs for everyone from the injured worker to elite athletes. This course is intended for the experienced exercise and rehabilitation professional with a serious desire to develop the best possible conditioning programs.

Equal, But Not The Same correspondence course (GBP £230):

Paul presents his scientifically founded approach to training females. Based upon current research and years of clinical experience treating orthopedic disorders in women, this seminar is sure to provide a paradigm shift for the exercise professional. This course will provide cutting edge information sure to improve your success with female clients.

Flatten Your Abs Forever DVD (GBP £32):

Everyone, especially females, dreams of flat abs. But all too often we see little or no result from exercise or dieting – the dreaded pooch remains despite being able to perform hundreds of crunches! So what can be preventing you or your clients from seeing the results you expect to get? In this lecture, Paul Chek will explain the common problems and issues that must be addressed in order to reach the goal of flat abs, including ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, hormonal imbalances, gynecological and gastro-intestinal disorders and more.

C.H.E.K. Practitioner Level 1 Prerequisite Package £510 GBP

(Order the twoprerequisite courses and DVD as a package and save £42.)

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 (FIVE days)

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2’s learn how to identify red flags as a necessary system of preventing injury through exercise. C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2’s learn spinal biomechanics, neurological screening, essential orthopedic screening tests, length/tension assessments, corrective stretching, specific corrective exercise technologies, and how to refer to allied medical practitioners. Advanced level postural assessment using goniometric technology gives the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 the ability to design highly specific corrective exercise programs. The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 is an invaluable addition to any medical practice treating work, sports, and recreational orthopedic injuries. They are also key contributors to the professional sports medicine and conditioning teams.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to perform a goniometric assessment of posture and relevant joint range of motion.
  • Learn to perform an effective screening of each individual, ruling out any red flags through careful examination of medical history, orthopedic assessment, and length/tension assessment.
  • Learn specific corrective exercise for effective spinal or core stabilization.
  • Learn to design corrective exercise programs.


9 to 13 August 2017-TBC,Surrey-Matthew Wallden– If you wish to register for this course please note all prerequisite correspondence courses (please see below for more details) need to be completed by the 5 July 2017.

Early Bird Price of £1,825 available when selecting a payment option where this amount is paid in full by the 6 May 2017. Regular price to be paid in full by 9 July 2017 is £1,975.

Register for August 2017!

Prerequisites (must be completed 40 days before course)

Completion of C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1 Program including exam.

Swiss Ball Training correspondence course (GBP £115):

Developed by Paul Chek, the pioneer of Swiss Ball training for athletes, this course will teach you how to use this excellent tool to improve balance, posture and dynamic strength, plus train righting and tilting reactions. Used in rehabilitation since the 1960’s, Swiss balls are now becoming popular in training environments. There are literally hundreds of uses beyond performing a crunch over the ball! However, as with any training tool correct usage is essential to achieve the results you are seeking.

Advanced Swiss Ball Training for Rehabilitation correspondence course (GBP £145):

This course shows you how to apply the science of biomechanics and kinesiology to advanced assessments and functional training techniques using the Swiss ball. Paul shows you how to use the Swiss Ball for rehabilitation and injury prevention. You will learn how to identify postural problems and instabilities using Swiss ball assessments. After completing the course, you will be able to develop these assessments into corrective exercises, with appropriate modifications for the condition and training level of your client.

Dynamic Medicine Ball Training correspondence course (GBP £160):

Medicine Balls can be used for a wide range of purposes from rehabilitation to explosive training or endurance training. Due to the dynamic capabilities of Medicine Ball Training, there is a high functional carry over into athletic performance and every day life. Paul Chek’s course teaches the science and application of medicine balls including program design for optimal performance, including criteria for choosing repetitions, sets, intensity, rest periods and speed of movement. Medicine Ball Training provides excellent variety in movement patterns, speed of movement, functional eccentric loading and adds an excellent dimension to the programs of any personal trainer, athlete, athletic trainer and/or strength coach.

C.H.E.K. Practitioner Level 2 Prerequisite Package £390 GBP

(Order the three prerequisite courses as a package and save £30.)

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 (NINE days)

The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 learns how to assess the body in accordance with Paul Chek’s Totem Pole system of evaluation and correction. Based on developmental and survival reflexes, the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 learns to assess key cranial nerve functions, the temporomandibular joint and bite function, cervical, and shoulder biomechanics. Specific orthopedic tests, length/tension assessments, stretches, mobilizations, and corrective exercise techniques are thoroughly covered. The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 also learns the emotional and mental connections to why people don’t heal. The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 is an excellent team member in any medical practice handling complex cases, and on any amateur or professional sports team where technical approaches to exercise and well-being are needed.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to correctively perform a comprehensive, full-body assessment of key biological systems.
  • Learn how to prioritize therapeutic protocols based on the client’s immediate needs and financial and time commitments.
  • Learn how to assess the cervical, temporomandibular, shoulder regions and design effective corrective exercise and stretching programs.
  • Learn the emotional and mental factors related to why people don’t heal.


3 to 11 September 2018-TBC Matt Walden-This is the only chance to complete C.H.E.K. Practitioner Level 3 Advanced Training Programme in 2018.

Please email info@chekeurope.com for further details.

Prerequisites (please contact the C.H.E.K Institute for the submission deadlines)

Completion of C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 Program including exam.

Case histories – please contact the C.H.E.K Institute for format and requirement content.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4 (NINE days)

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4’s learn to integrate all the training they’ve received in each of the prior C.H.E.K Practitioner Levels. C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4 begins with a comprehensive review of all prior C.H.E.K teachings to assure clarity before moving forward. Next, Metaphysics are taught as they relate to reading the body; through correlation of physical and energetic centers, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4’s learn how to address the emotional, mental and spiritual components to health and disease. Using Paul Chek’s unique 4 Doctors system for designing a total well-being program, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4’s master the use of this state-of-the-art tool. The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4’s are highly skilled and typically own and operate their own health and exercise centers around the world.

C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4 Learning Objectives:

  • Review and fine-tune all prior C.H.E.K training.
  • Master the 7 Chakra System of energy flow in the human body~mind.
  • Master the use of Paul Chek’s 4 Doctor system for creating health and well-being.
  • Learn the basics of non-violent communication and sacred listening.

Prerequisites (please contact the C.H.E.K Institute for the submission deadlines)

Completion of C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3 Program including exam.

Case histories – please contact the C.H.E.K Institute for format and requirement content

Master C.H.E.K Practitioner

To become a Master C.H.E.K Practitioner, you must:

  • Pass the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4 exam
  • Complete a written thesis on a pre-approved topic
  • Submit a video presentation of at least 1 hour