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American Academy of Reflexology


American Academy of Reflexology
725 East Santa Anita Avenue, # B
Burbank, California 91501-2964


Students at the American Academy of Reflexology (AAR) study the integration of foot, hand and ear reflexology. The American Academy of Reflexology, which was founded in 1982, was the first in the world to teach students integrated foot, hand, ear reflexology and to offer a professional certification course in the field. The American Academy of Reflexology has made a number of important contributions to the field and study of reflexology. In 1993, the AAR conducted the first reflexology research study to be published in mainstream, scientific literature. The American Academy of Reflexology also established the first state-licensed school specializing in foot hand and ear reflexology and initiated World Reflexology Week in 1997.

AAR offers a 16-day, 150-hour training program in integrated foot hand ear reflexology. This professional certificate course is divided into three sections: beginning foot hand and ear reflexology, integration of foot hand and ear reflexology and a practicum/externship. The first section takes four days to complete and the second section can be completed in 12 days. The practicum is comprised of an additional 25 hours of hands-on study. Students have up to six months after completing their initial training to complete their externship. In order to graduate and receive a professional certificate in foot hand and ear reflexology, students must pass both a written a practical exam. This test, which is given twice a year, takes place one or two months after the final class is completed, which leaves ample time for students to absorb and practice the lessons learned at the American Academy of Reflexology. The school also offers continuing education courses for reflexologists, massage therapists, bodyworkers and others in areas such as marketing and successful business building, hot cold stone foot hand reflexology, maternity foot hand ear reflexology, and energy healing and aura balancing.

The American Academy of Reflexology campus is located in west Los Angeles, not far from Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and the San Diego and Santa Monica Freeways. Los Angeles International Airport is about 12 minutes away. Classes are held in a three-story building that is decorated according to feng shui principles. A student lounge includes a microwave, dishware, filtered water and other amenities.

Quick Facts:

  • The American Academy of Reflexology was founded in 1982.

  • In 1991, the International Council of Reflexologists Research Award was presented to the American Academy of Reflexology.

  • The American Academy of Reflexology was the first school accredited by the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training (ACARET).

  • World Reflexology Week (WRW) was initiated by the American Academy of Reflexology in 1997.

  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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