Become a Teaching Assistant

Become a Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are important and valued components of BI teaching team. As a TA, you work closely with class Teachers and Facilitators to portray therapeutic concepts and techniques that are growing ever more critical to the good health of people from all walks of life. Being a Teaching Assistant is also an important part of learning to be a better therapist.

Barral Faculty Member Brandi Kirk created a short presentation on the benefits and expectations of assisting.

If, after reading the material contained on this site you have additional questions, or if you are ready to schedule an assignment, please contact us.

Click below to see curriculum qualifications and program details.

Explore The Benefits

Key Benefits of Assisting

Teaching Assistants receive tuition discounts in appreciation for their support, which are valid from one year from the date they are received.

  • Discounts may be applied toward most future participating BI Institute workshops. Discounts typically expire 12 months after issue - please see the documentation you receive at the class for specifics.
  • Tuition discounts may be combined and applied toward one class.
  • To receive a tuition discount you must attend the entire workshop.
  • The number of TAs receiving tuition discounts per workshop will depend on the size of the class. For example, we will award tuition discounts to the first four TAs to sign up for a typical Visceral Manipulation 1 workshop.

Teaching Assistants receive*:

  • up to 15% discount on select educational materials purchased at the workshop you are assisting.
  • $100 tuition voucher for assisting at a four-day workshop. ($25/day)

Certified Teaching Assistants receive*:

  • up to 25% discount on select educational materials at any time.
  • $300 tuition voucher for assisting at a four-day workshop. ($75/day)
  • $12.50 a day towards expenses.

*Tuition discounts are given and applicable on most but not all UII, BI and DAI seminars. Please call us at 561.622.4334 to inquire about a specific seminar you may be interested in. Tuition discounts are not redeemable for cash or product.

Teaching Assistants receive*

It is crucial that the information conveyed by Teachers and TAs be timely and consistent. To ensure this level of quality information, you must TA at least once every 3 years. If there is a lapse of three or more years, you may be required to review or attend another course before assisting again.

Maintaining Certified TA Status
TA certification status is reviewed annually. You must assist at least once each year with satisfactory scores to maintain certification.

Become a Promotional Sponsor

We value your help in referring other healthcare practitioners to our continuing-education classes.

  • For each referral registered in an introductory-level workshop (most VM1, NM1, NMAA, CS1 classes) you will receive a $10 tuition voucher.
  • Tuition vouchers are sent out after the completion of the class, and a record is maintained in your computer file.

In order to receive credit for a referral, the applicant MUST mention your name when registering for the class. To become a Promotional Sponsor, please contact UII at 1-800-233-5880, ext. 2 or locally at 1-561-622-4334, ext. 2

Explore Our TA Guidelines & Details

Explore Our TA Guidelines & Details

BI TA Qualifications

* Certified Visceral or Neural Manipulation Instructor recommendation includes successful hands on testing. The evaluation/hand test should be arranged in advance with the teacher, or may be arranged on first morning of class based on instructor availability and/or class dynamics. Alternatively, a client appointment with the instructor may include a hands on testing. Be sure to request when inquiring about an appointment.

The hands on testing will be about 15-30 minutes; related to the particular course you wish to TA; consist of a) Ability to find/palpate structures, b) Ability to perform techniques effectively, consistent with Jean Pierre's teaching, and at least one of the hands on testing is performed on the teacher.

VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1) TA:

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1) workshops.
    In certain situations, attending the VM1 for the second time may be substituted by attending a minimum of 10 hours of sanctioned VM1 study groups or attending Listening Techniques.
  • Successful attendance at one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at one Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshop OR
  • Successful attendance at one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation Instructor.

VM2: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) TA:

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshops.
    In certain situations, attending the VM2 for the second time may be substituted by attending a minimum of 10 hours of sanctioned VM2 study groups or attending Listening Techniques.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation Instructor.

VM3: Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) TA:

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshops.
    In certain situations, attending the VM3 for the second time may be substituted by attending a minimum of 10 hours of sanctioned VM3 study groups or attending Listening Techniques.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation 2 or higher Instructor.

VM4: Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) TA:

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshops.
    In certain situations, attending the VM4 for the second time may be substituted by attending a minimum of 10 hours of sanctioned VM4 study groups or attending Listening Techniques.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation 2 or higher Instructor.

VM5: Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional (VM5) TA:

  • Successful attendance at one VisceroEmotional Relationships (VM6) workshop.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshop.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshop OR
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation 5 Instructor.

VM6: VisceroEmotional Relationships (VM6) TA:

  • Successful attendance at one VisceroEmotional Relationships (VM6) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshop OR
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional (VM5) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation 6 Instructor.

VAP: Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Pediatrics (VAP) TA:

  • Successful attendance at one Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at one Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Pediatrics (VAP) workshop.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1) workshop.
  • Experience working with pediatrics.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VAP Instructor.

LT1: Listening Techniques 1 (LT1) TA:

  • Be a recognized Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional (VM5) TA
  • Successful attendance at two Listening Techniques 1 (LT1) workshops.
  • Recommendation from a LT Instructor.

LT2: Listening Techniques 2 (LT2):

  • Successful attendance at two Listening Techniques 2 (LT2) workshops
  • Satisfactory assistance at one Listening Techniques 1 (LT1) workshop.
  • Recommendation from a LT Instructor.

VMD: Visceral Manipulation Dissection (VMD):

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Manipulation Dissection (VMD) workshops.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Strategic Visceral Manipulation Dissection (VMD) Instructor.

VMAP: Advanced Components of the Abdomen and Pelvis (VMAP):

  • Successful attendance at two Advanced Components of the Abdomen and Pelvis (VMAP) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen1 (VM1).
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VMAP Instructor.

VMAT: Advanced Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax (VMAT):

  • Successful attendance at two Advanced Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax (VMAT) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VMAT Instructor.

VNAC: Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (VNAC):

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (VNAC) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshop. OR
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerves; Upper Body (NM2) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VNAC Instructor.

VNANS - Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Nervous System (VNANS):

  • Successful attendance at one Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Nervous System
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VNANS Instructor.

CI-CRBMT - Clinical Interventions: Concussion Recovery; Barral Manual Therapy (CI-CRBMT):

  • Successful attendance at two CI-CRMBT workshops.
  • Successful assistance as an LT1 Teaching Assistant.
  • Have at least 2 years experience treating concussion patients.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation CI-CRBMT Instructor.

NM1: Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation (NM1) TA:

  • Successful attendance at two Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation (NM1) workshops.
  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2) workshop OR
  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Lower Body (NM3) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Neural Manipulation Instructor.

NM2: Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2) TA:

  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Lower Body (NM3) workshop.
  • Successful assistance at one Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation (NM1) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Neural Manipulation Instructor.

NM3: Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Lower Body (NM3) TA:

  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Lower Body (NM3) workshop.
  • Successful assistance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Neural Manipulation 2 or higher Instructor.

NM4: Neural Manipulation: Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation (NM4) TA:

  • Successful attendance at one Neural Manipulation: Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation (NM4) workshops.
  • Successful assistance at one Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation (NM1) workshop.
  • Successful assistance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2) workshop.
  • Successful assistance at one Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Lower Body (NM3) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Neural Manipulation 4 Instructor.

NVMTA: Neural Manipulation: Neuro-Visceral Manipulation of the Thorax and Abdomen (NVMTA):

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (NVMTA) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshop OR
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation; An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM1) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation NVMTA Instructor.

MALE: Manual Articular Approach: Lower Extremity (MALE):

  • Successful attendance at two Manual Articular Approach: Lower Extremity (MALE) workshops.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation MALE Instructor.

MAUE: Manual Articular Approach: Upper Extremity (MAUE):

  • Successful attendance at two Manual Articular Approach: Upper Extremity (MAUE) workshops.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation MAUE Instructor.

MASP: Manual Articular Approach: Spine and Pelvis (MASP):

  • Successful attendance at two Manual Articular Approach: Spine and Pelvis (MASP) workshops.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation MASP Instructor.

VVML: Visceral Vascular Manipulation: Lower Body (VVML):

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Vascular Manipulation: Lower Body (VVML) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VVML Instructor.

VVMU: Visceral Vascular Manipulation: Upper Body (VVMU):

  • Successful attendance at two Visceral Vascular Manipulation: Upper Body (VVMU) workshops.
  • Satisfactory assistance in one Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshop.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Visceral Manipulation VVMU Instructor.

SCB1: Strategic Crossroads of the Body 1 (SCB1):

  • Successful attendance at two Strategic Crossroads of the Body 1 (SCB1) workshops.
  • * Recommendation from a Certified Strategic Crossroads of the Body 1 (SCB1) Instructor.

CERTIFIED Teaching Assistant:

  • Successful assistance at 4 Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1) workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 2 Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 2 Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 2 Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 1 Manual Thermal Evaluation and VisceroEmotional 1 (VM5) workshop.
  • Successful assistance at 1 VisceroEmotional Relationships (VM6) workshop.

CERTIFIED Teaching Assistant

  • Successful assistance at 3 Neuromeningeal Manipulation; An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM1) Workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 2 Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerves; Upper Body (NM2) Workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 2 Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerves; Lower Body (NM3) Workshops.
  • Successful assistance at 1 Neural Manipulation: Brain and Cranial Nerves (NM4) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at 1 Visceral Manipulation: Listening Techniques; An Integrative Approach to Evaluation (LT) workshop.
  • Successful attendance at 1 Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3)or 1 Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4) workshop.

CERTIFIED Teaching Assistant

  • Successfully assist two Manual Articular Approach: Spine and Pelvis (MASP) classes
  • Successfully assist two Manual Articular Approach: Upper Extremity (MAUE) classes
  • Successfully assist two Manual Articular Approach: Lower Extremity (MALE) classes
  • Successfully take one Manual Articular Approach: Advanced Joints (MAAAJ) class

Scheduling an Assignment

TA assignments are given primarily on a first come, first served basis.

To schedule an assignment, contact UII at 1-866-522-7725 or locally at 1-561-622-4334 and request the Registration Department at Ext. 2 or email us at upledger@upledger.com

If you are unable to keep your scheduled assignment, notify us at least 60 days in advance of the class.

Three cancellations of confirmed assignments with less than 60 days notice, within a 12-month period, may subject you to a suspension of up to one year. During that time you will not be assigned to assist any classes, permitted to schedule a TA assignment, nor be listed as a TA in any UII publication. Following this period you will be required to reapply to the TA program.

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