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Pathway to be Facilitator

Brain Gym International Certificate Movements Facilitator Pathway

  • Level 1 BG104 (16 Hours)

  • Level 2 BG101 (24 Hours)

Case Study

  • Level 3 BG110 (16 Hours)


Pathway to be Instructor/Consultant

Upon completion of the training, one signs a sublicense with Brain Gym® International (or an Approved Affiliate) allowing instructors/consultants to use the BRAIN GYM trademark in their title, “licensed Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant”. All licensed instructors are independent contractors, and are required to do the following in order to maintain a valid sublicense:

  • Complete 48 hours of re-licensing requirements every four years

  • Sign the current sublicense

    • Brain Gym International Instructor/Consultant Sublicense

    • Exhibit A

    • Exhibit B

    • Exhibit C

    • Exhibit D

  • Pay annual dues to Brain Gym(R) International or an Approved Affiliate

Core Curriculum

Brain Gym® International/the Educational Kinesiology Foundation in Ventura, California has been overseeing the development of the Educational Kinesiology profession since 1987. Initial licensing encompasses four levels of training, available around the world and in more than fifty languages, and is built around the following core curriculum:

  • Brain Gym® 101

  • Brain Gym® 101 review

  • Four Brain Gym 101 case studies

  • 201  Optimal Brain Organization

  • 301  Edu-K In Depth Course

  • Three In Depth case studies

  • 401  The Brain Gym® Teacher Practicum

  • Edu-K electives (16 hours)

  • Courses in anatomy or kinesiology (14 hours)

Upon International Faculty approval, official affiliates might include supplementary coursework, practical application, and proficiency checks; however the core curriculum is always the same. Contact Brain Gym® International or the approved local affiliate for curriculum related questions.

For the most current curriculum offerings, visit our “Find Courses” page.

BG 101 is required for Level 200 courses and above. However, when proceeding through licensure, it is not necessary to complete one level before moving to the next. Be sure to check prerequisites for individual courses.

Level 1

  1. 101 Brain Gym

  2. 101 Repeat

  3. Four Case Studies

Level 2

  1. 201 Optimal Brain Organization

  2. 16 Hours Anatomy/Kinesiology

Level 3

  1. 301 In Depth

  2. Three Case Studies

Electives/ Practical application

  1. 96 Hours of BGI Electives

  2. Eight Elective Case Studies

  3. Receive Three Balances

Level 4

  1. 401 Practicum

  2. 101 Sublicense

  3. Maintain Professional Membership

Special Notes:

  1. Under the licensure requirements, ALL courses on the Edu-K curriculum count towards
    initial licensure and re-licensure with the exceptions of Special Interest Application and Pilot

  2. Special Interest Application and Pilot courses count towards re-licensure only.

  3. Participants are encouraged to experience the work from different instructors and consultants.

  4. Other classes may count towards the requirements listed. For more information please contact the foundation.


Description of Curriculum Levels

Brain Gym® International courses are categorized into one of five levels:

  • 100 Level: Introductory courses - present basic movements and processes. Open to all.

  • 200 Level: Intermediate courses - build on the content learned in Brain Gym® 101. Prerequisite is BG101.

  • 300 Level: Advanced courses - develop skills for working with others. Prerequisites vary.

  • 400 Level: Professional Courses - deepen the knowledge base of the Brain Gym work for instructors. Generally a valid license is required.

  • 500 Level: Teacher Training courses - prepare licensed instructors to teach other courses on the Brain Gym® curriculum. Requires valid Brain Gym license in addition to other relevant coursework.


Re-license requirement

Re-licensure for Facilitator

16 Credits Required Every Four Years

• 16 Credits must ONLY come from the Brain Gym® Curriculum

Re-licensure for Instructor/consultant

48 Credits Required Every Four Years 

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