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Educational Kinesiologist | Brain Gym Instructor

New Zealand Curriculum

Become a registered New Zealand Educational Kinesiologist / Brain Gym Instructor, by completing the below training in person or online.


The training sequence depends on current schedule availability and pre-request requirements. It takes approximately 18 months - 2 years to complete all required training including; course hours, home study and practical application hours.

Home schooling

Training Requirements.

Once all training has been finished to the satisfaction of the Faculty, the student is eligible to be a registered Educational Kinesiologist / Brain Gym Instructor, via Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym) NZ Inc. 

Please note, Faculty may require a student to repeat some training or request additional work be completed if the student hasn’t demonstrated an adequate understanding of the Educational Kinesiology principles, procedures and concepts.


Level One

  • Introduction to Brain Gym *not compulsory, although highly recommended

  • BG101 - Brain Gym 101

  • BG101 - Brain Gym 101 (repeat) *different Instructor if possible

  • Six case studies


Level Three

  • EID301 -Educational Kinesiology In Depth (repeat)

  • Tutorials

  • Consultation experience *50 hours, doesn’t include case studies for BG101


Level Two

  • OBO201 - Optimal Brain Organisation

  • Touch for Health 1 & 2  

  • VC220 - Vision Circles *not compulsory

  • EID301 - Educational Kinesiology In-Depth

  • 6 In-Depth Case studies *3 sessions with each person

  • 40 open book questions

  • Required Reading (4 books)


Level Four

  • P401 - Teacher's Practicum

  • Practicum Assessment

  • Acquire and maintain a First Aid /CPR Certificate     

  • Become a member of Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym) NZ Inc.

  • Maintain Professional Status

Maintaining your Professional Status.

Like so many industries, it's necessary to remain up to date with the latest research and findings, so you can retain your Consultant status and maintain an active interest in your field.  We encourage you to extend your skills and knowledge by taking post-qualifying enrichment courses from Faculty and if possible, visiting foundation trainers when offered.

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Every four years, Registered Educational Kinesiologists | Brain Gym Instructors must complete 48 hours of relevant training.   

Total hours can incorporate coursework, conferences, AGM attendance or any of the below:

  • Attend an International Educational Kinesiology Conference

  • Touch for Health 3 or 4, or repeat Touch for Health 1 or 2

  • Additional Educational Kinesiology or enrichment courses (first time or repeat)

  • Attend a designated update

  • Attend other kinesiology courses such as; Rhythmic Movement or BAL-A-VIS-X

  • Other training you consider relevant to Educational Kinesiology

  • Educational Kinesiology research projects or publishing 

  • Talks and presentations given

  • Ongoing application of Brain Gym in your work 

  • Teaching Brain Gym, Visioncircles (VC), Optimal Brain Organisation (OB) classes

  • Updating First Aid / CPR training

  • Attend or present professional development online in NZ

We schedule hybrid (online and in-person) courses all year round, from introductory workshops to professional member training. If you can't find a date for the workshop you'd like to attend, please contact a Faculty Member.

"The list of worries that Harry (6 yrs) had last term are certainly less of a problem now."

Mother | Glendowie, Auckland

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