The School of Therapeutic
Reflexology and CE Classes
300-HOUR REFLEXOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Apprenticeship offers a comprehensive 300-hour course. It is designed for those who want to offer it as a stand-alone session and be a professional reflexologist. However, it is also for professional body-worker who may want to incorporate it into their practice. It is for anyone interested in reflexology and wants to learn more. This course will prepare the student to pass the state test, administered by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), to become a certified reflexologist in Washington State.
Students will discover the relationship between foot reflex points and other parts of the body, according to the theories of reflexology. They will understand how many people suffer from foot pain and how reflexology can help. Instructors will explain the practices of reflexology, what they can and cannot do as a reflexologist, the benefits and contraindications of reflexology. The student will learn reflexology techniques including thumb walking and thumb rotating. They will understand how the reflexes are mapped onto the feet, and the difference between zones and meridians.
course includes formal lectures about the practice of reflexology, but students will spend most of their class time practicing reflexology techniques. By the end of this course the student will be able to apply an effective one-hour reflexology treatment.
The 300-hour program consists of:
47-Hours of Reflexology theory & practice includes, history, zones, reflex maps, relaxation response, contraindications
A map of reflexes as they are anatomically reflected on the feet; how the reflexes are affected by stimulation to the feet
70-Hours of Practicum hands-on palpation of landmarks and reflex points with sensory identification of palpated areas
25-Hours of practicum supervised student clinic
54 Hours A&P to include, General anatomy and physiology, Structure of the leg and foot
Pathology and foot conditions
42-Hours Body Systems as related to reflexology
15-Hours of business practice involving ethics, business standards and local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology
15 Hours of natural foot care
18 Hours of Meridian therapy
14 Hours for written exam and preparation for state test
Student Learning Objectives:
Define what reflexology is and what it is not
Map and locate reflex points
Identify the difference between zones and meridians
Locate muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones in the legs and feet
Identify foot pathology and contraindications
Discuss and explain natural foot care
Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy & physiology
Practice good business skills
Palpate reflexes and meridians
Develop a marketing plan
Perform a one-hour foot reflexology treatment
Pass the state test
Learning activities will include lecture, in class hands-on practice, reading, class discussion, quizzes, and tests, outside class practice sessions and documentation of case studies, zoom meetings when necessary.
Students will be evaluated by their participation in class, by their documented case studies, results on quizzes and tests. The skill of the student will be observed by the instructor while performing reflexology treatments in class and/or through Zoom meetings. At the end of the course, the student will take a written exam and perform a one-hour treatment on the instructor.
The Complete Guide to Reflexology by Ruth Hull
Human Anatomy Coloring Book: An Entertaining and Instructive Guide to the Human Body by Margaret Matt, Joe Ziemian
Understanding Anatomy & Physiology 2e: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach 2nd Edition by Gale Sloan Thompson RN
This course is offered approximately once a week for 3 hours. The student classroom hours will be 167 including practicum and the supervised clinic hours. The remaining hours will be outside activities including non-supervised practicum, assigned textbook reading, writing a business plan, creating a brochure and other marketing material, open book quizzes.
Total classroom, practicum and clinic hours: 167
Total Program hours: 300 - includes classroom, practicum, research, and clinic hours.
For additional information on next start dates, please contact Teri Hoskins at: [email protected] or 360-349-3623
Total cost of program $3600
Payment plans may be available, please inquire.
Discount of $100 if paid in full at time of enrollment