Bowenwork practitioners complete Modules 1-7 plus additional business and science courses in order to earn a Professional Bowenwork Practitioner-Level I certificate.
Bowenwork practitioners complete Modules 1-7 plus additional business and science courses in order to earn a Professional Bowenwork Practitioner Level 1 certificate.
Overview of Modules 1-7
Every module includes demonstrations of each procedure, extensive supervised hands-on practice, and a review of previously taught procedures, along with the following:
- Detailed explanation of anatomical landmarks and location of moves
- Explanation of client and practitioner positioning for comfort and safety
- Discussion of indications and contraindications, appropriate draping, pre-session intake questions, and post-session self-care advice
- Manuals with detailed notes, photographs, and anatomical diagrams
- Written assessments and group discussions
Prerequisites: The modules must be taken in sequence, following these timing guidelines: In order to provide enough time for practice, take single modules no closer together than one per month. Or, if taking pairs of modules (e.g., 1&2, 3&4, 5&6), wait at least two months between each pair and the next.
Tuition for Modules 1-6: $430/module (if paid at least 22 days prior to class start date)
Tuition for Module 7: $480 (if paid 22 days prior to class start date)
A $75 administrative fee is collected on the first day of the Module 1 class. This fee covers the cost of adding and maintaining the student’s profile on our website; providing access to digital copies of all training materials and handouts, monthly newsletters; and support from American Bowen Academy’s administrator. After the first year [SUE: don’t you usually waive this until after certification? If so, we should change this to “After certification” or whatever is actually the case], a $40 annual fee is due on the anniversary of the student’s Module 1 class.
Module 1 Contents
-The Bowenwork Move
-Lower Back Procedure
-Upper Back Procedure
-Working with a Client
Module 2 Contents
-Shoulder Procedure (with an Assistant)
-Shoulder Procedure (without an Assistant)
Module 3 Contents
Module 4 Contents
-Ankle Procedure (with Strapping)
-Upper Respiratory/TMJ Procedure
-Procedures for Babies and Children
-Hammer Toe Procedures (with Strapping)
-Tom Bowen’s Home Remedies
Module 5 Contents
-North Procedure (Shoulder)
-East Procedure (Shoulder)
-South Procedure (Shoulder)
-West Procedure (Shoulder)
-Gall Bladder Procedure
Module 6 Contents
-5A & 7A Medially Procedure (Hamstrings)
-Recommendations to Assist Conception
Module 7 Description
Module 7 is a two-day testing module, administered by an assessing instructor.
We highly recommend that you attend a Review Class before taking Module 7.
Module 7 Prerequisites:
Completion of Module 6 at least one month earlier
Completion of 10 case studies and 50 log hours documented by Module 6 instructor
Overview of Additional Required Classes
Additional training needed in order to earn a certificate can consist of classes taken through American Bowen Academy, credits transferred from previous learning, or a combination of both. These additional requirements are:
120 hours of Anatomy and Physiology
6 hours of Workplace Hygiene, Health and Safety
24 hours of Business Skills (or documentation of experience running a private practice)
8 hours of Bodywork Ethics
Of those requirements, only CPR certification must be obtained elsewhere. American Bowen Academy offers an online class for each of the other four requirements. For a syllabus describing each once, click on its name.
To register into one of those classes, click on Find a Class and then scroll through the pull-down menu until you reach the Optional section. Select the full name of the class you are interested in; click on Search; click on the class name in the search results; complete the form, and click on Register.
The Academy also recommends that students who do not have a bodywork license also take Ruth Werner’s 60-hour online Pathology class. Click here for the class description. To enroll, click on Find a Class and use the pull-down menu to select Pathology Online – 60 hours.
Learn about our Continuing Education program.