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Applied Kinesiology

7 CE Hours - E1002

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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Applied Kinesiology uses diagnostic muscle tests in conjunction with standard examination procedures to determine the causes of health issues.

This highly illustrated, in-depth course includes 32 muscle tests and step-by-step guide for applying specific correction techniques. Also included are actual case histories in the practice of Applied Kinesiology. Learn about how new Applied Kinesiology muscle testing and correction methods can benefit massage therapists and their clients.

In this course, you will learn:

  • history, key concepts, fundamental procedures and benefits of Applied Kinesiology
  • step-by-step procedures of muscle testing
  • about examiner prejudice, identify examples of how it occurs and how to prevent it
  • essential pretests to improve accuracy in testing results
  • to identify and correctly order assessment and methods for a variety of problems

An essential course with information you can use over and over.

Featured Reviews

Very good reference book as part of the course. Clear photos and anatomical drawings.

- Jason Ryan, LMT, NCTMB

This training manual has a wealth of information and can tie together some aspects of many disciplines. There is a ton of anatomy review that also ties into Chinese medicine and nutritional principles. I have been a practioner for 23 years and found this subject very interesting and may look at dysfunctions of health in a new way.

- J. Wolf, LMT

Although taking this course doesn’t allow one to become an Applied Kinesiologist without a medical degree, there was so much material I learned in this course that I may be able to use some of it in understanding the mystery of muscle aches and pains. The principals of the agonist/ antagonist muscle pairs alone will guide me in trying different treatment plans. Still learning many new things after 30 years of practice!

- Susan L. Plouffe, LMT

This course was both comprehensive and detailed. It included all the information I have learned throughout three years of learning about medical massage and other similar modalities (and much, much more).

- Laurel King, LMT

I am an instructor for kinesiology and I loved the way this book explained things so easily. It is very straight-forward and well illustrated. Thank you.

- Brandy Adams- Crisel, LMT

Interesting and clearly presented. Thank you.

- Charmaine Oakley, LMT

I was not thrilled with the text book until the end once it started talking about what to test for and how etc. The photos truly helped with the diagrams of the muscles and the origins and insertions, but the first part of the text book I didn't feel was well written. Overall it was a good class - thank you!

- Sandra Corbitt, LMT

Great materials. Testing process was a breeze.

- Sharon Whitley, LMT

Definitely one of the most thorough and intriguing classes I've taken here. The textbook just pulled me in to this fascinating concept of Applied Kinesiology. Challenging but worth it - thank you!

- Lucy Corey, LMT, BCTMB

Excellent and interesting content. Love the explanations and examples throughout. A great learning curve was easy to achieve with this course/book as it was very easy to follow and understand. Loved the picture examples provided for testing. OUTSTANDING!!

- Tammy Wellock, LMT

Absolutely LOVE the course book. Clear illustrations, very easy to work with. I will be using this as a reference book for more than just AK. Great to show patients exactly what I'm working on. Good job guys.

- Tyna Boccarossa

I've been using Touch For Health since working for an incredible chiropractor early in my practice. She had this text and used AK with her patients. This is the missing piece to what I've been studying and practicing for 25 years. AK is intelligent bodywork. I wish I'd studied it early in my career, but have so many clients that will benefit from the knowledge now. Thank you for offering this level of work to mt's. Warmly, Deb

- Deborah A. Schick, BS

This book had a lot of really great techniques and the information was excellent. I learned a lot. The answers to the questions were twisted around to make a person really think. Over all this study was really good. I'm glad I took the course. Thank you!

- Kathleen Bostinto

Excellent book, really kept my attention. Very informative.

- Rachel Adams, NCTMB

Interesting material. I hope to use it in my practice.

- Danny L. Martin, LMT

AK is a great refresher course!

- Dennis March, LMT, NCTMB

This was a good course, the book was excellent and the test questions were clear and related directly to the book. I plan on using Kinesiology in my practice.

- Sherry Walljasper, LMT


- Steven Garrett, LMT

This was an amazing course. I have read it through several times and will use it continuously. Loved it Thanks

- Laurie Bauer, LMT

I loved this course. I’ve been studying Kinesiology for years. The information was presented very well and understandable. Thank you.

- Nancy A. Nelson, CMT

The best course I've had so far. So helpful, useful, informative. LOVED IT!

- Angela Walker, LMT, NCTMB

Great course

- Robert Wisniewski, LMT

Interesting intro into the subject of Applied Kinesiology and useful manual.

- Jorge Pelon, CMT, ABMP

I liked this course!

- Mark Leddy, LMT, AMTA

Great course, Thank you!

- Alexandra Gilbert, LMP

This class was awesome, I have utilized what I have learned in my massage practice. I have been able to share some of these techniques with others in my practice. This class has catapulted me into learning more about nutritional issues, stress as well as physical issues so I can give my clients a more specialized, individualized treatment.


A wonderful book to use as a reference guide!! Great illustrations!!

- Martha Koehler, LMT, AMTA

Text book is great. Easy to read, understand and totally informational. I definitely learned a lot from this course.

- Maria Ramirez, LMT

Loved this course, it held many vauable insights to the given content.

- Jessica Devereux, RMT

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and look forward to taking other hands on applied kinesiology courses.

- Julie Tipton, LMT, ABMP

It was a remarkably thorough course. It was a challenge.

- Stephanie Reid, LMT, NCBTMB, ABMP

Very informative

- Sara Rowe, LMP

Very in depth and practical for my client's optimum health.

- Tanya Gattis, LMT, ABMP

Great course easy to follow and test not too extensive +++

- Amber Lopez

Great course and opened up alot of insights on how to better help my clients and meet their needs as a therapist!

- Robert Stone, LMT, ABMP

Course was great. Can't wait to practice.

- Joanne Jerkovich, CMT, ABMP

Amazing! I expected to be bored but the information kept my attention and kept me reading!!

- Brenda Morris, LMT

An excellent refresher for a topic I took years ago. And great information that can be easily implemented in my practice. Thanks!

- Reynda King, CMT, NCBTMB

This course of kinesiology is far more valuable than I could have expected.

- Frank Brown, LMP

An absolutely amazing learning experience that pinnacled with the highest intellectual sense of completion.

- Andrew Nidetz, LMT

Wonderful concepts, very informative. Book is well written to gain knowledge easily. Thank You :)

- Valerie Jimenez, LMT, NCBTMB

Love this course. There is a lot of information in the text book. Over all it is a very informative study. It will definitely add a new dimension to my practice.

- K. Hanson, LMT

The Applied Kinesology Book will be a great reference. I welcomed the information and found it extremely helpful and useful.

- K. Redfern, LMT, NCTMB

This is a great course. Very interesting and easy to understand and apply. I have learned so much. I can see that Applied Kinesiology will be a great asset to my business. It will take me awhile to master the techniques but I'm up for the challenge.

- S. Rischette, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

Extremely interesting course, I found the book well written and information sequenced beautifully. I will continue to use this book in my practice for information and to share with clients.

- D. Hennum, LMT, AMTA

I enjoyed the text and felt like having the test available made it very easy to follow and stay focused on the course objectives.

- Shannon Mulhearn, LMT, AMTA

I really enjoyed the book. It was easy to follow and has been very helpful advance my techniques in my massage practice.

- A. Hirschman, LMT, AMTA


  • Text - 344 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.


Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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