The Kinesiology Association of Ireland aspires to the highest international standards of education and training in Kinesiology. The KAI does not provide training itself, but has established a minimum level of education and training required to become a Professional Kinesiology Practitioner.
Students may build up their required hours either through completing a KAI certified Diploma in Kinesiology, or by building up the training requirements on a modular basis, in Ireland or abroad.
Educational Requirements for Professional Membership
250 hours Kinesiology training of which:
- 180 hours minimum accredited Kinesiology training with proficiency/competence assessment, from KAI list and/or Australian Kinesiology Association list (category A or B). Must include 15 hours minimum on Nutritional Testing.
- 70 hours additional Kinesiology training e.g. additional courses including category C, assessed case studies, supervised practice sessions
120 hours accredited core subjects with a minimum of:
- Anatomy & Physiology – 30 hours
- Nutrition – 30 hours
- Interpersonal & Communication Skills – 12 Hours
- Practice Management – 24 Hours
NOTE 1: The Recommended foundation course is the Touch for Health Synthesis with Proficiency Assessment. Alternatives will be considered on a case by case basis.
NOTE 2: The Australian list is available at https://aka.asn.au/accredited-courses/
NOTE 3: The IKC Personal Development School is available at www.ikc-info.org