The Bowtech procedures are taught in seven modules, each 16 classroom hours long. The modules must be taken in sequence because each one reviews and builds on what was taught previously. These modules are generally taught in two consecutive days each, over a period of six months or more, with a maximum of two modules taught back-to-back.
The last seminar, "Module 7," is a thorough assessment of the material taught in the first six modules. Requirements for taking Module 7 include satisfactory completion of the written assessments and case study requirements at Modules 3 through 6, and waiting at least one month after Module 6.
The content of each module is standard in every country where BTAA-accredited instructors teach. This means that you can travel and study with any combination of BTAA-accredited instructors and be assured that you will have learned the same procedures as all of your classmates, regardless of their previous instructors.
Every module includes:
- Demonstration of each procedure, with detailed explanation of anatomical landmarks
- Explanation and discussion of the procedures and indications for their use
- Detailed notes, with photographs and anatomical diagrams
- Extensive supervised hands-on practice, with feedback from the instructor(s)
- Ample review of procedures taught in previous modules
Practical and written assessments, with individual feedback, are given in Modules 3 through 6. You will also be required to submit written case studies (a total of ten) in those modules; and you will receive feedback from the instructor on your choice of procedures, the amount of work done, and other aspects of your work as indicated in your reports.
Module 7 is a full two-day assessment by a senior instructor, covering all procedures and aspects taught in the first six modules. Accreditation as a practitioner requires passing the Module 7 assessment and submitting proof of three additional requirements:
- A recognized qualification in Anatomy and Physiology (100 - 120 hours in most countries)
It is 180 hours in India as per Australian standards.
- Experience running a business and a minimum of 36 hours of business education.
- A current First Aid and/or CPR certificate is necessary.
A log book of 100 clinical hours with case studies has to be completed.
Ten case studies have to be submitted by module 7 in order for the diploma of proficiency to be awarded by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.
The practitioner is able to practice based on the above.