Students wanting to add reflexology to their holistic therapy practice may pursue a degree in reflexology or massage therapy through private healing arts or health sciences schools or at public colleges.
Schools with Reflexology or Massage Therapy Programs
The table below lists a few of the schools that offer massage therapy programs, their location and estimated tuition.
|College/Trade School||Location||Institution Type||Degree Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)|
|California Healing Arts College||Carson, CA||Trade School, Private||Certificate||$17,700*|
|Red Rocks Community College||Lakewood, CO||2-year, Public||Certificate||$3,429 (in-state), $13,145 (out-of-state)*|
|The Swedish Institute||New York, NY||Trade School, Private||Associate's||$35,286 (includes fees)**|
|Cortiva Institute||Multiple U.S. locations||Trade School, Private||Certificate||$12,007*|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **The Swedish Institute
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when selecting a reflexology school:
- Students interested in enrolling in a reflexology school should make sure that the program will prepare them to be certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board.
- Students might want to research the various types of schools that offer programs in reflexology to determine what works best for their career and educational goals. For example, accredited reflexology programs can be found at massage and alternative holistic health schools in conjunction with other modalities or as standalone programs.
- Ensure that the reflexology school meets the standards and regulations for the state in which the student plans to practice.
- Look for schools that offer business classes if the student has an interest in opening their own practice.
Reflexology Degree Overview
Reflexology and massage therapy programs will include coursework in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology as well as clinical work. The clinical work involves hands-on work with patients designed to help students develop a foundation to begin his or her career. In some cases, reflexology coursework is offered on a standalone basis or as part of a massage therapy program.
Both reflexology and massage therapy programs prepare students for careers in holistic therapy. These programs may be found at the certificate or associate's level at a few colleges and trade schools around the country.