Instructor Certification

How to become an Instructor of Dr Lam's Tai Chi For Health
By: Dr Lam

What are the Tai Chi for Health programs?
Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts have created a range of programs to improve people's health and quality of life effectively and safely. The programs are supported by medical experts and many organizations such as arthritis and diabetes foundations around the world. Studies into the effectiveness and safety of these programs is ongoing, with some of them already having been published.

The Instructional DVDs for the Tai Chi for Health programs are:

Tai Chi for Arthritis
Tai Chi for Arthritis Part II
Tai Chi for Diabetes
Tai Chi for Back Pain
Tai Chi for Osteoporosis
* Tai Chi @ Work for Stress

Quality assurance of the Tai Chi for Health programs
A committee of the Master Trainers, headed by Dr Paul Lam, regularly assess the quality of how these programs are delivered to users.

Becoming a certified instructor
Dr Lam and his authorised master trainers conduct certifying workshop for instructors of each of these programs. To become certified, instructors must fulfill the necessary requirements to en-sure they would be able to teach the programs safely and effectively. Suitable participants are tai chi teachers and advanced students, as well as health professionals without prior tai chi experience

including:
Physiotherapists or physical therapists
Occupational therapists
Allied health professionals
Nurses
Rheumatology professionals
Qualified exercise instructors/leaders
Other health professionals

How to become an Instructor of Dr Lam's Tai Chi For Health

The certification process: 1. Enroll in a workshop: Find a workshop in the program you want to teach and enroll.

2. Prepare for your workshop: You must prepare beforehand using instructional DVDs and written materials.

3. Attend a workshop: Each workshop is a two-day, face-to-face workshop with a comprehensive curriculum that includes learning:

The tai chi forms
how to teach effectively and safely
how to deliver the program
how to deal with chronic conditions
how to work with older adults, and
the essential principles of the program.

4. Assessment: You will be assessed on your performance of the forms and a written test.

5. Follow Up: As a graduate, you are required to continue practice do an update class every two years. You will be supported with technical advice and continued training.