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From the Townsend Letter
August/September 2007


The International College of Applied Kinesiology-USA, with Standard Process, Inc., Awards the Second Annual George J. Goodheart Scholarship in Applied Kinesiology

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The International College of Applied Kinesiology-USA (ICAK-USA) held an awards ceremony for the second annual George J. Goodheart Scholarship in Applied Kinesiology (AK) at Logan College of Chiropractic. Mary Harpell was chosen as the recipient of the $2500 award, sponsored by Standard Process, Inc. In addition to the scholarship award, Standard Process has invited Ms. Harpell to visit the Standard Process farm and manufacturing plant in Palmyra, Wisconsin. The award ceremony for Ms. Harpell was held on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Logan College.

Mary Harpell wins scholarshipThe scholarship winner, Ms. Harpell, is currently the Logan AK Club Vice President and is actively recruiting new members. Additionally, she has completed over 300 hours of AK seminars and is working to complete more. Ms. Harpell is a ninth-trimester student at Logan College of Chiropractic.

The George J. Goodheart Scholarship in AK is a newly established program to help further the advancement of the scientific foundation of Chiropractic, alternative health care, and Applied Kinesiology. The scholarships are awarded at various schools, and each is hosted by a different sponsor. The Southern California University of Health Services (SCUHS) sponsor, Metagenics, Inc., was founded in 1983 and is the leading developer of natural, science-based nutriceuticals. Their mission is to help patients "achieve their genetic potential through targeted nutrition." For more information on Metagenics, visit their website at

The scholarship's namesake, Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor, developed a new system of evaluation in chiropractic during the 1960s. He found that assessment of normal and abnormal body function could be accomplished by using muscle tests. Since the original discovery, the use of muscle testing has been applied to over 30 different therapeutic systems to evaluate which therapy is appropriate for each patient. This system is called "applied kinesiology" or AK. Dr. Goodheart has annually published his observations since 1964 and regularly produces audio tapes with current information. He has published You'll Be Better, The Story of Applied Kinesiology, which describes his contribution to AK. Dr. Goodheart was the first chiropractor to be officially appointed to the Sports Medicine Modalities Committee of the US Olympic Committee, and he served at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, as well as the first ICAK-USA Research Director, a position he retains today.

About Standard Process Inc.®
For more than 75 years, Standard Process has provided health care professionals with high-quality, nutritional whole food supplements. The company is in the third generation of family-ownership. Unique in the nutritional supplement industry, Standard Process grows crops on company-owned, organically certified farms. Standard Process utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing practices that meet the Food and Drug Administration's good manufacturing practice requirements.

The International College of Applied Kinesiology
ICAK-USA, established in 1974, is an organization of licensed-to-diagnose health care professionals who utilize a range of therapies that focus on prevention, nutrition, and wellness. ICAK-USA is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of health care professionals in applied kinesiology (AK) all over the world.

International College of Applied Kinesiology® – USA
6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 503
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66202-3929

For more information,
contact Jennifer Hart, ICAK-USA
913-384-5336; 913-384-5112

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