What is AIK Ltd course accreditation and why is it so important?
Course accreditation is the process of assessing a course to ensure it meets the appropriate professional standards for the AIK Ltd. Reviewing a course means not only the learning materials and assessments, but also the process of enrolment, progression and certification. This review ensures that the course material is appropriate and the learning process is user friendly for the student. The accreditation process is overseen by the AIKCAB (AIK Ltd Course Accreditation Board), with assessments completed by a specialist consultant.
In order to have their course accredited, Registered Training Organisation’s (RTO) and Modality Owners (MO) must complete an application process and submit copies of their materials, including policies and procedures. A thorough assessment is then completed, and if successful, the course becomes an AIK Ltd accredited course.
Accredited courses can be used by members for both their initial membership application, as well as their membership required CPE point for renewal. At the AIK Ltd we recognise that a well-rounded Kinesiologist requires more than great Kinesiology skills. Hence our higher-level memberships require skills in Anatomy and Physiology, Communication, Business Management and Nutrition along with Kinesiology.
Each course will be assessed against the criteria for whichever area is appropriate. For example, a short course may include only Kinesiology components, whereas a large course may include all of these areas. Each accredited course will provide the member with recognised qualifications hours or CPE points in the specific areas approved.
The accreditation process is very thorough to ensure that only courses which meet a satisfactory professional standard are approved. This provides both members and course providers with the confidence in both the accredited courses and the credibility of their membership.
If all courses were accepted without review, this may impact upon the quality of Kinesiologist accepted for membership. This may result in a detrimental effect on all members and accredited course providers. It is important that membership with the AIK Ltd continues to be held in the highest regard, both within the Kinesiology community and the general public who avail themselves of these services. The AIK Ltd will support this recognition by including your school/course/qualification on our website.
If you have any questions about the course accreditation process, please do not hesitate to contact the specialist consultant via email firstname.lastname@example.org.