Students who are interested in reflexology can earn a certificate in the field from an undergraduate institution. There are also broader associate's degree programs in holistic health that include coursework in the field.
Schools with Reflexology Training
These schools offer undergraduate programs in massage that include reflexology.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees 2015-2016*|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, Public||Certificate||$2,834 in-state, $9,661 out-of-state|
|Cuyahoga Community College District||Cleveland, OH||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$3,136 in-district, $3,953 in-state, $7,648 out-of-state|
|Lansing Community College||Lansing, MI||2-year, Public||Certificate||$3,020 in-district, $5,660 in-state, $8,300 out-of-state|
|Front Range Community College||Westminster, CO||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate||$3,527 in-state, $13,244 out-of-state|
|Southwest Institute of Healing Arts||Tempe, AZ||2-year, Private||Certificate||$17,880|
|Trinidad State Junior College||Trinidad, CO||2-year, Public||Certificate||$4,530 in-state, $7,318 out-of-state|
|National Holistic Institute||Emeryville, CA||2-year, Private||Certificate||$15,206|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School and College Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for reflexology schools:
- Prospective students may want to find out what the pass rate is for graduates on the certification exam offered by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB).
- It is important to look into the courses offered through the program to find out if they focus specifically on reflexology or provide relevant training in other alternative health modalities.
- In programs that include internships or practicums, it can be helpful to find out if opportunities are available in the kind of facility where the student would like to pursue a career, such as a spa or an alternative health clinic.
- When considering associate's degree programs, it can be helpful to find out if credits can be transferred to four-year bachelor's degree program in the future.
Certificate Programs in Reflexology
In certificate programs in reflexology, students learn the basics of using acupressure on the feet, hands and/or ears to promote health and well-being. Some programs also include clinical experience through practicums at facilities where reflexology is practiced. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to take the certification exam provided by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), and they may apply for professional membership in the Reflexology Association of America (RAA).
Associate's Degree Programs
Associate's degree programs in holistic health introduce students to the basics of alternative medicine. Students take foundational scientific courses and learn about a variety of alternative healing modalities, including reflexology. Prior to graduation from one of these two-year programs, students must also fulfill general education requirements.
Programs that include training in reflexology are available at the certificate and associate's degree levels. Prospective students should consider the programs curriculum and internship opportunities when choosing between schools.