Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are important and valued components of Upledger Institute International teaching team. As a TA, you work closely with class Instructors 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.

If, after reading the material contained on this site you have additional questions, or if you are ready to schedule an assignment, please email our Educational Staff Manager.

Explore The Benefits

Key Benefits of Assisting

  • Reviewing the course material multiple times helps to master the work on a deeper level
  • Study with various Instructors
  • Helping teach as a Teaching Assistant makes you a better therapist; TO TEACH IS TO LEARN
  • Networking
  • Become known as a specialist in your area for clinical referrals
  • Be listed as a Teaching Assistant on iahp.com
  • Receive tuition discounts
  • Receive educational product discounts

Teaching Assistants receive*

  • $100 tuition discount for assisting at most four-day workshops. ($25/day)
  • Tuition discounts may be applied toward most future participating UII workshops or Beyond the Dura Research Conference Discounts typically expire 12 months after issue - please see the documentation you receive for specifics.
  • Multiple tuition discounts may be combined and applied toward a class (some limitations apply).
  • 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 CranioSacral Therapy I workshop.
  • Up to 15% discount on select educational materials purchased at the workshop you are assisting.

Certified Teaching Assistants receive*

  • $300 tuition discount for assisting at most four-day workshops. ($75/day)
  • Tuition discounts may be applied toward most future participating UII workshops or Beyond the Dura Research Conference Discounts typically expire 12 months after issue - please see the documentation you receive for specifics.
  • Multiple tuition discounts may be combined and applied toward a class (some limitations apply).
  • 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 CranioSacral Therapy I workshop.
  • Up to 25% discount on select educational materials purchased at the workshop you are assisting.
  • $12.50 a day towards expenses

* Please call us at 1-561-622-4334 for details on vouchers and product discounts for participating in a virtual seminar.

*Tuition discounts are given and applicable on most but not all UII, BI and DAI seminars. Please call us at 1-561-622-4334 to inquire about a specific seminar you may be interested in. Tuition discounts are not redeemable for cash or product.

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 CS1, VM1, NM1, TBB1 classes) you will receive 10% referral tuition voucher.
  • Tuition vouchers are determined after the completion of the class.

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

Explore Our TA Guidelines & Details

Explore Our TA Guidelines & Details

CST TA Qualifications

CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release

All Teaching Assistants should have the legal license to practice in their locale, as required by their local licensing agency. For those who wish to assist, and live in a state or province that does not require a healthcare hands-on license to practice CST, they must meet the requirements for applying to be CST Certified at the Technique Level. That requirement can be found on the CST Certification page.

  • Successful attendance at a SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.

  • Successful assistance in at least two CranioSacral Therapy 1 classes.
  • Written recommendation from an Instructor.

  • Successful assistance in at least two CranioSacral Therapy 2 classes (maximum of 1 virtually).
  • Written recommendation from an Instructor.

  • Successful assistance in one SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from an SER or ADV Instructor.

  • Successful attendance at a CranioSacral for Pediatrics 1 class.
  • Successful assistance at a SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from a CSP Instructor.

  • Successful attendance at a CranioSacral for Pediatrics 2 class.
  • Successful assistance at a CranioSacral for Pediatrics 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from a CSP Instructor.

  • Successful attendance at a Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing 1 class.
  • Successful assistance in one SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from a CCPB Instructor.

  • Successful attendance at a Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing 2 class.
  • Successful assistance in one SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from a CCPB Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance in one SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from a SICS Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance in one SomatoEmotional Release 1 class.
  • Written recommendation from a CSISC Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a SER1 Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from TBS Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a TBS1 Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from TBS Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a SER1 Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from SERTIP Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a CS1 Teaching Assistant.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Assist CTTB1 at least once.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a SER1 Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from CSIR Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a CSIR Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from CSIR Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a CSIR Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from CSIR Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a CSIR Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from CSIR Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance as a CSIR Teaching Assistant.
  • Written recommendation from CSIR Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of UMAC2.
  • Written recommendation from UMAC Instructor.

  • Successful attendance of course.
  • Successful assistance at a UMAC1 class.
  • Written recommendation from UMAC Instructor

  • Successful attendance of UMAC3
  • Written recommendation from UMAC Instructor

  • Successful attendance of course
  • Successful assistance at a UMAC4 class
  • Written recommendation from UMAC Instructor

  • Successful attendance of course
  • Successful assistance at a CS2 class
  • Written recommendation from CSCN1 Instructor

  • Successful attendance of course
  • Written recommendation from CSWCD Instructor

  • Successful attendance of course
  • Successful assistance as a SER1 Teaching Assistant
  • Written recommendation from a CLSB Instructor

  • Successful attendance of course
  • Successful attendance at SER1 course
  • Written recommendation from DDCSP Instructor
  • All other requests will be taken under consideration with a teacher's recommendation.

  • Successful attendance of course
  • Successful assistance as a CS2 Teaching Assistant

  • Successful assistance at 4 CranioSacral Therapy 1 classes (May include a maximum of 2 CS1-L Lab classes).
  • Successful assistance at 4 CranioSacral Therapy 2 classes (May include a maximum of 1 CS2-V virtual classes).
  • Successful assistance at 2 SomatoEmotional Release 1 classes.
  • Successful assistance at a SomatoEmotional Release 2 workshop.
  • Certification at the Techniques or Diplomate Level of CranioSacral Therapy.
    You can substitute 24 hours of being mentored for either a CS1 or a CS2 Teaching Assistant requirement.

Scheduling an Assignment

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

To schedule an assignment, contact UII at 1-800-233-5880 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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