Biofeedback is becoming more and more popular in the medical field as an effective form of therapy for a long list of conditions and illnesses. As a result, biofeedback practitioners can be found working in hospitals, physical therapy clinics, medical offices, and as certified and independent practitioners.
If you want to become a biofeedback therapist or trainer, you will need to receive training and qualifications through medical coursework or a biofeedback training program. You may be able to study biofeedback if you are seeking a healthcare degree in fields such as nursing, psychology or medicine, where qualified biofeedback training may be a part of your education.
If you are already a healthcare professional and did not receive biofeedback training, you can take part in an independent biofeedback training program through a university, a hospital, or through a licensed independent program.
Although it’s recommended, being a graduated healthcare professional is not required to be a biofeedback practitioner. If you wish to be a biofeedback therapist or trainer and you do not have healthcare credentials, you can still take part in training programs that will provide the necessary certifications to become a licensed biofeedback practitioner.
In order to become a licensed therapist or trainer, you will need to go through a qualified training program where you will study physiology, human anatomy, stress response, biofeedback theory and history, as well as learn about all of the equipment involved and the various techniques associated with biofeedback therapy.
Upon completion, you will receive the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance certificate, which is an internationally-recognized biofeedback practitioner license. There will be a minimum amount of course hours and mentor training that will be required in order to qualify.
Once you have passed the biofeedback training course, you can be a licensed biofeedback trainer or therapist, and find work at a hospital, medical clinic or begin your own biofeedback practice.