The Kinesiology Federation does not develop nor provide training courses. The courses detailed in this section of the website and the course diary section have been recognised by the Kinesiology Federation as meeting an appropriate standard for the relevant grade of training. Some of these courses are taught only in the UK and others are also taught internationally. The instructors listed meet the KF's standards for teaching kinesiology courses. Other kinesiology courses are available throughout the UK but only courses recognised by the KF and taught by an instructor meeting KF standards are covered by our Code of Conduct.
Please note that the KF does not believe that kinesiology can be taught by correspondence course and does not recognise graduates from correspondence courses in kinesiology. The KF strongly advises that classroom based hours of training in kinesiology should make up at least 50% of the total hours of training.
There are various ways to achieve Kinesiology Federation Registered Professional status.
1. Study a Foundation Kinesiology training in a KF recognised branch of kinesiology, including assessment. Foundation Kinesiology training and assessment are included as part of the course by some Practitioner Kinesiology training providers. With some other kinesiologies e.g. Health Kinesiology, it is possible to start with the Practitioner training and take the Foundation training as and when convenient. So, it is not always necessary to complete the Foundation training prior to the Practitioner training. Some people prefer to do a Foundation training before deciding which Practitioner Kinesiology training they wish to study. If you have already decided which Practitioner Kinesiology training you wish to do please check their requirements.
2. Study a Practitioner Kinesiology training in a KF recognised branch of kinesiology, including assessment. At present, the KF recognises a variety of Practitioner kinesiology courses throughout the country and this list is continually being updated as more course providers put their courses forward for recognition. The Practitioner Kinesiology training section gives you information about these courses and links to their websites.
3. It is also a requirement to have assessed training in non-kinesiology core subjects, as follows -
Anatomy and Physiology (minimum 90 hours including home-study)
Interpersonal Skills (minimum 15 hours including home-study)
Practice Management (minimum 30 hours including home-study)
Nutrition (minimum 90 hours including home-study)
Members may be assessed for prior learning. Please be aware that some Practitioner Kinesiology course providers include these core subjects in their training. It is advisable to discuss these courses with your chosen Practitioner Kinesiology course provider before signing up for any of these courses.
4. After training in Foundation and Practitioner kinesiology has been completed and assessed the student can apply to be a KF Associate member. They then have to evidence 200 insured clinical hours, have at least 4 mentoring sessions with a KF recognised mentor (list available from the office) and complete any core subjects within 3 years under the guidance of a mentor. Once this is achieved they can apply for full professional membership. Continuous mentoring is recommended for all practising members.
AKFRP, IKFRP, KFRP, KF Associate, KF Affiliate and KF Proficient members, TFH Proficients, TFH Consultants and TFH Instructors are listed on the KF's practitioner directory, provided they have valid insurance and meet all the requirements for Continuing Professional Development.
The Kinesiology Federation has a competitive block insurance scheme for members. It is the belief of the Kinesiology Federation that all complementary therapists must have professional insurance for the protection of the public.
Please visit the 'About the Federation' section for more information on KF membership.