This page summarizes classes that are eligible toward Level I certification and/or the Academy’s continuing education requirement.
The page is updated twice every month, each time giving a “snapshot” of all classes scheduled that day. Accuracy depends on our instructors’ updating the website promptly whenever they change their class schedule. During the Covid-19 pandemic, changes are being made more frequently than in past years. We urge you to check the website often in order to find the most up-to-date information
This page was last updated on May 18, 2022.
Home-study classes are listed first, followed by teleseminars, then hands-on continuing education classes and modules.
The line naming each class or module also indicates:
− the number currently scheduled (if not self-paced and available at any time),
− the prerequisites, shown in parentheses, where (M#) indicates the required module, plus any additional prerequisites,
− the states where at least one class is currently scheduled, listed from soonest to farthest in the future.
Colored links take you to detailed class descriptions for all modules and Focused Studies classes, whether hands-on, teleseminar, or home-study. When you click on a link, a .pdf file describing that class will open in another window; the window containing this website page will remain exactly as it is, so you can return to it easily.
Note: In order to attend any class, you must be current with the Academy’s annual fee.
Registering into a class requires two steps: first (a) searching for it on our website (as described below, at “To search…” in the third-to-last paragraph on this page) and then (b) completing an application form (as described in the next-to-last paragraph).
Most of our classes are also recognized by one or more professional boards for their own continuing education requirements, at the rate of eight hours per class day:
• American Occupational Therapy Association (Provider #7074)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP15344)
• Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Provider #PDP-BOW)
• National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #393313-00).
Specific information about each class is included in the document that appears when you click on its name in the summary list.
All home study classes whether for continuing education or toward Level 1 certification
1 Anatomy and Physiology Plus (M7)
0 Building Bowen Buzz (M4)
1 Deep Anatomy of SP2: Part 1: Iliacus Release, Gluteal Release, Adductor Magnus Release (M11)
0 Independent Home Study and Teleseminar for Bowenwork Instructor Training (AI)
1 Fascia: What it is and why it matters (M8)
0 Pathology (M1, A&P)
1 The Lymphatic System and Bowenwork (M7)
1 The Core: Diastasis Recti, Hernia, and Prolapse (M9)
The following home-study classes can be taken at any time after Module 1:
Anatomy and Physiology for Bowenworkers (may begin prior to Module 1)
Anatomy by the Modules (best taken prior to Module 1)
Bowenwork Practice During COVID-19
Business Skills for a Successful Bowenwork Practice
Ethics for the Bowenwork Practitioner
Workplace Hygiene, Health and Safety
Hands-on continuing education classes
These classes cover a wide range of perspectives and conditions so that you can refine your Bowenwork skills and understanding.
1 Associate Instructor Training (M9): AR
0 Bowenwork and the Vagus Nerve (M6): CA
0 Bowenwork for People Living with Cancer (M1): CA
0 Bowenwork for Persistent Pain (M6) CA
0 Bowenwork for Women’s Wellness (M9)
0 Dynamic Fascial Assessment (M9): CA
0 Instructor Boot Camp (AI):
2 Introduction to Equine Bowenwork (Introduction to Bowenwork) MN, NC
0 Practitioner Training A&B (M7):
1 Deep Anatomy: Exploring Structure and Choice in Bowenwork Moves (M6): NH
Click here for details about Modules 8 through 12.
2 Module 8 (M7): CA, NH
3 SP1-Mod 9 & 10 (M8): CA, NH, AR
2 SP2-Mod 11 & 12 (M10) or Mod 12 (M11), (30 log hrs, current CPR): CA, NH, AR
Hands-on classes eligible for Level 1 practitioner certification
Required: Modules 1-7
• The modules must be taken in sequence.
• A minimum of one month’s practice is required between modules taken one at a time; a minimum of two months’ practice is required between pairs of modules taken two at a time.
• Modules 1-6 are recognized by the following professional boards for their own continuing education requirements, at the rate of eight hours per class day: American Occupational Therapy Association (Provider#7074), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP15344), Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Provider #PDP-BOW) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #393313-00).
If you are currently part of a group that is going through the modules together, there is no need to look elsewhere for your next module. This summary of currently scheduled modules is designed for students who are not part of a regular group and are looking for their “next” module(s).
Click here for a detailed description of the contents of Modules 1 – 7.
6 Module 1: CA(2), TX, WA, MI, ID
6 Module 2 (M1): CA(2), TX, WA, MI, ID
5 Module 3 (M2): NH, ID, CA(2), VA
4 Module 4 (M3): NH, OR, ID, CA
4 Module 5 (M4): MT, CA, NH, OR
3 Module 6 (M5): MT, NH, OR
4 Module 7 (M6) *: NH, CA, ID, OR
*Note: to sit for Module 7, you also need proof of having completed all the prerequisites and the approval of your Module 6 instructor.
Home study classes eligible towards Level 1 certification
Beyond completing Modules 1-7 (including their associated logbook and case study requirements) through American Bowen Academy, additional requirements for Level 1 certification can be met through other academic sources. These “non-module” requirements are 120 hours of Anatomy & Physiology, 20 hours of Business Education, current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), 8 hours of Professional Ethics, and 6 hours of Workplace Hygiene, Health, and Safety.
Some of the non-module-related requirements can be met via classes listed above, in the two shortlists under the heading All Home study classes. Their titles indicate their relevance to the various requirements.
If you have already met any non-module requirements through other previous studies (e.g., for professional licensure as LMT, PT, OT, ND, MD), you may submit proof of those hours to the Academy toward your Level 1 certification.
How to register for class:
To search for any particular class, select it from the drop-down menu in our Find a Class search tool. (If you wish to limit your search to a particular state, select the state from the pull-down menu. Do not filter further. If more than one such class is available, both or all of them will show up in the search results.)
To register into a specific class, click on either its name in the search results or the REGISTER link next to it, complete the application form that opens, and click on the Register button. The instructor will get back to you quickly.
We encourage you to visit our Find a Class page often, as classes may be added, rescheduled, or deleted at any time.