About us

Dr Bruce Dewe MD

Dr Bruce Dewe is an international lecturer and has been a Doctor of Medicine for over 30 years. As chairman of the Touch For Health International Faculty he was instrumental in setting up the International Kinesiology College, Zürich, of which he was the first President.

In his role as Dean of Professional Studies for the college, Dr Dewe had kinesiology instated on the Educational Framework of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, allowing registration of a National Diploma in Kinesiology in New Zealand.

In 1999 Dr Dewe and his wife, Joan, founded the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice. The four-year professional qualification was a world first and brings professional discipline and quality to the teaching of kinesiology. The syllabus is taught in institutes and colleges in 13 countries around the world and has created an internationally recognised standard for the discipline.

Dr Dewe has been a family doctor, has taught anatomy at the University of Auckland medical school, and has been part-time superintendent of a country hospital prior to specialising in kinesiology.

Throughout his academic career Dr Dewe has developed numerous advanced skills workshops, manuals and instructor training courses. His ability to put difficult concepts into simple, easily assimilated modules and his entertaining style of presentation have created a worldwide demand for his workshops, which are taught in 16 countries and translated into eight languages.

Joan Dewe MA

Joan Dewe is a Chartered Natural Medicine Practitioner who specialises in kinesiology. She has had extensive teaching and administrative experience with the Touch for Health Foundation, as a senior instructor; co-developer of Professional Kinesiology Practice workshops with husband, Bruce Dewe; and as initiator and chair of the New Zealand Touch For Health Annual Meeting. Mrs Dewe also helped develop the New Zealand Touch For Health Association and Kinesiology Practitioners’ Accreditation Board.

Mrs Dewe co-founded the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice with husband Bruce in 1999. In addition to the groundbreaking syllabus, the college provides much-needed continuing education and international registration of kinesiology practitioners.

Initially trained as a high school teacher, Mrs Dewe worked in a medical research institute where she developed skills that have been invaluable since she began specialising in complementary medicine. She has a Masters degree in languages - majoring in French and Latin, with Greek and English as minors. In the business world, Mrs Dewe has developed a successful motel resort and a GNLD health supplement network marketing business.

Joan Dewe has a ready wit and an infectious laugh. These qualities, together with her ability to summarise information into clear stepwise presentations make her a popular teacher throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe.