Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International

Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International

What is a Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International?

Students who live outside Australia can study with Bowen Training Australia to become a Bowen Therapist.  You will learn the theory and practical skills to work as a Bowen Therapist, including Bowen Therapy techniques, the structures and workings of the human body, business operations, and much more.

Please note that Bowen Training Australia is not CRICOS registered. Training with BTA cannot be used to obtain an Australia visa. Students already in Australia with a current visa should complete the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT.

Please check the requirements in your country to practise as a Bowen Therapist.

The Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International is not a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Course Duration:
Part-time over a maximum of 12 months
Start Date:
One month prior to Module 1
Pay As You Go:
No upfront payments required
Blended learning (distance learning plus workshops)
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Would you like to learn Bowen Therapy?

Are you interested in complementary medicine? Bowen Therapy is a holistic approach to healing that focuses on supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Individuals who have an interest in natural and alternative therapies may be drawn to Bowen Therapy as a gentle and non-invasive method. Perhaps you’re already working in healthcare as a physiotherapist, chiropractor, nurse, midwife, naturopath or massage therapist? Bowen Therapy can be used as a value-add service and complement to your existing practice.

Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International

What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy, also known as the Bowen Technique, or Bowenwork, is a holistic, non-invasive, and gentle form of bodywork that aims to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. It was developed by Australian therapist Tom Bowen in the 1950s. It involves a series of gentle, rolling movements over specific points on the body, usually performed using the therapist’s fingers and thumbs. These movements are applied with a light touch and can be done through light clothing. The technique is based on the concept that subtle inputs to the body can initiate a cascade of healing responses via the fascia and mechanoreceptors as a way of affecting multiple body systems.


  • Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International

This qualification is not nationally recognised in Australia however it is internationally recognised by Bowtech, The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.

Our training

Training is currently available in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To find a course in another country, please click here.

Next start date

The next intake commences in Malaysia in February 2024. See here for dates.


You’ll study part-time over a maximum of 12 months.

“I’m very happy to have completed Bowen courses. It’s a good self-skill investment to have, especially at my age now. It helps me to have more self-awareness and at the same time helping others too. Studying Bowen therapy under Christos and Jiva is definitely a joyful experience. It’s a lifelong learning. Thank you.”

Wahyu IqbalStudent
  • About the course

    The Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International is internationally recognised by Bowtech, the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.


    Graduates of the Certificate in Bowen Therapy – International can join Bowen Association Australia as an International Member.

  • Areas covered in this course

    • – The structures & workings of the human body
    • – Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
    • – Bowen therapy techniques
    • – Bowen therapy and body systems
    • – Stress management procedures
    • – Working with sports and movement disciplines
    • – Treating a broad range of conditions
    • – The role of fascia within the body
    • – Working with newborns & children
    • – Adapting practices to individual needs e.g. ‘seated’ Bowen therapy, cultural aspects
    • – Working on the skin or through light clothing
    • – Health management
    • – Operating a Bowen therapy business
  • Course content

    • – Anatomy and Physiology 1-6
    • – Infection Control
    • – Workplace Health and Safety
    • – Module 1
    • – Module 2
    • – Module 3
    • – Module 4
    • – Module 5
    • – Module 6
    • – Module 7
    • – Case studies (10)
    • – Logbook
    • – Professional Reflection
  • Entry requirements

    No prior bodywork experience required

    No prior anatomy knowledge required

    Applicants must:

    – be aged 18 years or over

    – live outside Australia

    – sound English language, literacy, and numeracy skills

    Computer Requirements

    – Internet access

    – Microsoft Office (2013 or later)

    – Adobe Reader to open and read .pdf documents

    – Basic computer skills

  • Fees and duration

    Course Duration: Maximum of 12 months

    Course Fees: $4,630 AUD – Get in touch here for the full course brochure and cost breakdown, including our flexible payment options.



    –No upfront costs

    –Pay As You Go: only pay for the module(s) you enrol into. This spreads your total course cost over 12 months.