Reflexology Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Reflexology is a therapy method that utilizes pressure-point massage of the feet, hands or ears to relieve health symptoms or reduce stress. Read on to learn more about educational options in this field.

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.


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