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  Course For Professional Certification

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Course: FR210PCC

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Hours:  300 hours - Combination of In-Class & Fully-Observed Practice Clinic (70 Hours)

     & On-Line/Self-Study Work (140 hours) & 60 Case Studies (90 Hours) 

  • Student Active Status: 1 full year


Revised Syllabus:

  • Includes the most current research!

  • Increased Anatomy & Physiology!


New Length:

  • Equivqlent to 300 hours

  • Increased Anatomy & Physiology!


Benefits of New Course Type: 

  • You have up to 1 year to complete your course; extensions may be possible.

  • Combination of In-Class Work  & On-Line/Self-Study

  •  Get all of the benefits of working hands-on with a live instructor and of doing self-study at your own pace! 

  • Small classes: Four to six students per class! 

  • The on-line work area keeps you in contact with other students, permits you to submit your work on-line, and offers interactive, multimedia work.

  • In case of emergency, if you can't make it to a class, you can arrange to participate by video (Skype).

Anti-Discrimination Policy: 

In accordance with the Canada Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and, therefore, prohibited in Québec, BelArome Learning does not discriminate by: age, civil status, disability, ethnic or national origin, language, political convictions, pregnancy, race or colour, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, or social condition. In order to determine whether we will be able to provide reasonable accommodation of any handicaps, it will be the responsibility of the potential student to advise the school of any special needs at least 2 weeks before the class begins or before signing the school contract.

1  Description of Course: 


Reflexology is a natural healing technique based on the principle that there are points (reflexes) in the hands and feet that correspond to all parts, glands, and organs of the body; by palpating these points, we can assist the body directly in balancing itself, immediately reducing stress and increasing circulation; indirectly, as we support the body's natural ability to heal itself, all of the body systems are affected in a positive way.  By learning about foot reflexology, you can learn to take care of y our feet and the rest of y our body at the same time.



Reflexology is a very effective therapy that is becoming recognized as an important modality of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM). In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 24% of Canadians visited CAM practitioners in 1999; of those, 2% visited reflexologists, an increase of 100% over the previous 5 years.  



Join us -- in small classes -- to learn how to use foot reflexology as a health care practice.  Prepare yourself to treat family and friends as well as to become a certified practitioner who can work in your own practice, as part of a CAM group, or for a spa.  You will learn the theory upon which reflexology is based, and you will become familiar with both a basic foot routine and various  supporting routines that will relieve various health imbalances.  On-line learning activities will help you study, alone or with others, and will prepare you for the final exams.  Through guided case studies, you will get sufficient practice to become comfortable enough to work on new clients of your own.



Successful completion of this course will give you a basic working knowledge of the safe use of reflexology as a professional practice or as an add-on in a related discipline such as nursing or massage therapy. In addition, you will become eligible to apply for membership in the Reflexology Association of Canada or a similar organization in your province as a Professional Member.


2  Duration of Course: 300 hours


This course is equivalent to 300 hours of study.  This includes the completion of 60 case studies


250 hours - Combination of In-Class & Fully-Observed Practice Clinic (70 Hours) & On-Line/Self-Study Work (140 hours) & 60 Case Studies (90 Hours) 


3  Course Outline



·         What Is Reflexology?

·         How Does It Work?

·         Module Quiz



·         Ancient Past

·         Present

·         Important People in History

·         Module Quiz



·         Definitions

·         Anatomical Positions of Body

·         Structure & Function of Foot

·         Body Systems & Reflex Points of Each System

·         Module Quiz





·         Practitioner Self Care - Taking Care Of The Care Giver

·         Preparation of Room

·         Module Quiz



·         Standards of Practice/Protocol

·         Initial Meeting

·         Preparation of Client

·         Health Assessment & Client Records

·         Foot Examination

·         Module Quiz



·         Reflexology Techniques

·         Treatment: Foot Reflexology Basic Sequence

·         Treatment: Supporting Routines for Specific Conditions

·         Contraindicated Conditions

·         Working With Special Cases

·         Using Herbs, Essential Oils, Creams, Lotions

·         Module Quiz



·         Keeping Charts & Records

·         After-Care

·         Detoxification Reactions

·         Evaluation of Session

·         Module Quiz



·         Getting Started

·         Equipment/ Supplies Required And Approximate Start-Up Costs

·         Work Space

·         Business Management

·         Business Legalities

·         Business Plan Formulation

·         Personal And Professional Ethics

·         Dealing With Clients

·         Growing Your Business

·         Module Quiz



·         Selling Yourself

·         Identifying Target Markets

·         Creating Business Opportunities

·         Giving Insurance Receipts

·         Marketing Principles



·         On-line Module Quizzes

·         Final Theoretical Exam

·         Case Study Protocol (60)

·         Final Practical Exam


4  Course Requirements


4.1       Class Attendance

You are expected to attend at least:

- 90% of all non-examination class time in person

- Both the written and the practical exams 

- The Practice Clinic


4.2       Format of Lessons

Classes will be divided between theory and hands-on practice.  As the course progresses, there will be less theory and more practice time. The format of this course will be a combination of In-Class & On-Line/Self-Study Work . The  Foundations Classes will be held once a week for approximately 15 weeks (request schedule of classes for the specific up-coming sections of this course). Clinics, exams and special classes will be held on weekends.

4.3       Homework

There will be homework for each class. Homework will consist of theory as well as hands-on practice activities.  All assignments will be available in your E-Reflex Class on-line.


4.4       Quizzes, Tests & Case Studies


4.4.1       On-line Practice Quizzes

The on-line Unit Quizzes were designed for you to be able to review your work and help you prepare for your exams. There are no course grades associated with the quizzes; they are there for extra help. In addition, your instructor will give you practical tips for studying and preparing throughout the semester.


4.4.2       Final Foundations Exam

During the last class of the session, you will be required to sign up for and complete the Written Final Foundations Exam. This exam will cover all of the Foundations work that we have done in class or that you were assigned for self-study homework.


This exam will be scored out of 100%.  Minimum passing grade is 80%.  Upon unsuccessful completion, one make-up exam may be taken, for an additional fee.  Upon successful completion, you may begin your case studies.


4.4.3       Case Studies

Upon successful completion of your written final Foundations Exam, you will be required to complete 60 case studies.


Your instructor will help prepare you to do the case studies.


Case studies will be reviewed by your instructor, and will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  Upon unsuccessful completion, you may complete those case studies that need to be improved, for an additional fee.  Upon successful completion, you may schedule your Final Practical Exam.


4.4.4       Receiving A Reflexology Session

BEFORE you finish your case studies and take your Hands-On Practical Exam, you must have received one professional reflexology session from a RAC certified, professional member.


4.4.5       Final Practical Exam

After all of the other requirements have been met, you will be required to take a Final Practical Exam.


Basically, you will conduct a reflexology session on your instructor (who will role play a client), going through every part of the protocol for a first visit.  This will include welcoming the client, performing all assessments, doing the Basic Foot Routine & appropriate supporting routines,  and recording the session.


This exam will be scored out of 100%.  Minimum passing grade is 80%.  Upon unsuccessful completion, one make-up exam may be taken, for an additional fee.  Upon successful completion of this and all other course requirements, you will be awarded your certificate.


4.5       Other Activities

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: All students are urged to join a professional Aromatherapy organization and obtain practitioner insurance - even as a student.  Each professional aromatherapy organization in North America has different requirements for professional membership that may or may not include certain number of study hours, certain number of case studies, and/or an entrance exam. As of 2019, the  BelArome course curriculum at least meets all of the advanced requirements of each North American professional Aromatherapy organization. If the organization that you choose to join after you receive your certificate requires you to take its own exam, you will have to arrange it and pay that organization; it is not included in the exams for this course, but you can request that we act as a proctor if needed.


It is highly recommended that you become a student member of the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC).  In addition, there is a local Montreal chapter that you can join; this vibrant chapter has many interesting activities that will increase your learning in an enjoyable way.  Further information will be given in class.


5   Additional Services Provided


5.1       On-line Facilities - E-Reflexology Classroom

As part of your enrollment benefits, you will be given an on-line Moodle account which will gain you and your classmates entrance to your own E-Reflexology Classroom.  This account will give you access to additional study materials, unit practice quizzes, student information and chat areas, and other course information.


You can access our web-based resources and chat rooms 7 days a week at the following address:


5.2       Teacher/Tutor Contact

Throughout the course, you will be guided by your instructor or a specific tutor, who will be accessible in-person 5 days a week (not on weekends). You will be given a list of specific hours that your teacher/tutor will be available so that you can contact her/him live.


You can also contact your teacher/tutor by mail, fax, or email 7 days a week.  Your teacher/tutor will contact you within 48 hours, Monday through Friday.


5.3       Additional Hands-On Practice

From time to time, your instructor may make available opportunities for you to get additional, supervised practice in a clinic setting.


6     Books & Materials


6.1       Materials Included In Fee

6.1.1       On-line E-Reflexology Classroom 

On-line Practice Exercises & Quizzes & updated materials are available to you in your E-Aroma Classroom.


You will have free access to the course E-Aroma Classroom until you complete your final Practical Exam.


6.1.2       Copyright of materials:

Courses, course notes and on-line materials are not to be sold, loaned, copied, or used in any way outside of the pursuit of studying the course by the person who is enrolled in the course; unless permission is sought and granted in writing by the School.


6.1.3        Certificate of Completion


6.2       Additional Equipment To Be Purchased By Student: 

·         Two Mandatory Texts (titles given upon registration)

·         Looseleaf Binder & Paper

·         Pens/Pencils, Colored Pencils/Crayons

·         Zero-Gravity Chair/Massage Table

·         1 White Lab coat

·         2 Pillows

·         1 Blanket

·         1 Wash cloth, 2 Towels

·         Wet naps

·         Powder, Lotion

·         Foot Tub & Drop Cloth, optional


7  Fees: Click here to see current fees & course dates.



7.1       Payment Plans


7.1.1       Choice of Plans


Payment Options: You may pay by cash or cheque or  e-transfer.


Payment of Deposit: Deposits are due 2 weeks before the beginning of class the latest. You may also choose to pay in full, at once.


Payment Plans: For a small fee, you may also choose to pay the remainder of the tuition & Student Oils Kit in 2, 3 or 4 parts, each part payable beginning on Class 1, and continuing to Class 2, and 3.

No refunds will be given after the first class date or when access to the Course Web Site has been given, whichever occurs first.


7.1.2       Fees For Returned/Insufficient-Fund Checks

There is a $35 fee for checks returned for insufficient-funds.


7.2       Refunds: Withdrawal From A Course

BelArome Distance Education operates a refund policy which is fair and equitable.


Notification of withdrawal from a course must be received in writing within 14 days of payment in order to qualify for a full refund (less postage, handling and administration costs - minimum $100).

If you have to withdraw for a documented medical reason, it may be possible to transfer you to the next semester/session.  In that case, whatever you have paid will be transferred to the fees of that course in that semester. You will only be able to transfer in this way one time.


No refunds will be given after the first class date or when access to the Course Web Site has been given, whichever occurs first.


8   Course Completion

Certification will be awarded upon successful completion (grade of 80% or better) of course attendance, Final Theoretical Exam, Final Practical Exam, Unit Quizzes and Case Studies.  In addition, you must receive one reflexology session from a RAC-certified practitioner.


Upon awarding of certificate, student will become eligible to apply for membership in the Reflexology Association of Canada as a Professional Member.


8.1       Completion Time Limit

Certification Courses  of 300 hours must be completed within 1 year of first day of class.


8.1.1       On-line Practice Quizzes

On-line Practice Quizzes are for review and self-study only.


8.1.2       Final Theoretical Exam

Final Theoretical Exam must be successfully completed within 2 months of final day of class session.


8.1.3       Case Studies

Case Studies must be completed within 6 months of last class session.  They must be marked and completed before the Final Practical Exam can be taken.  It will take at least 3 weeks for case studies to be reviewed and graded, so plan accordingly.


8.1.4       Reflexology Session

You must have a REFLEXOLOGY session from a RAC -approved practitioner. The documentation for this is due when your case study notebook is due.


8.1.5       Final Practical Exam

Final Practical Exam must be completed within 1 month oF completion of case studies. 


8.2       Deferments and Extensions

If there is a valid reason, you may apply to the office manager in writing for a deferment or extension. If you demonstrate exceptional circumstances, we will grant a 2- 6 month deferment, as necessary. Additional fees may apply.


9   Conditions Of Enrollment

All students must be at least 18 years old to apply for admission. All students must fill out a self-assessment health form.


According to the Canada Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and, therefore, prohibited in Québec, this school does not discriminate by: age, civil status, disability, ethnic or national origin, language, political convictions, pregnancy, race or colour, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, or social condition. We will make every possible effort for reasonable accommodation unless it causes undue hardship on the teachers, the classroom setup, or the other students.

There is a zero-tolerance policy toward discrimination, violence, abuse (verbal or physical), or intoxication.  Students exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be expelled immediately without refund.


10  About The Instructor - Dr. Sheryl Beller-Kenner

Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said, “A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered”, , I have spent much time over the past 20 years making healing preparations from the gifts of the  plants. And I have discovered, “If you listen, they will teach you.”


Learning is about mindful listening. I have received my naturopathic training from various places in order to develop a well-rounded approach to complementary health care. I received my certification as a Chartered Herbalist (designation of CH) from Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia, Canada, as an aromatherapist who does aromatherapy massage (designation of CAHP) from Ontario, Canada, as a foot reflexologist (designation of RCRT) and a Level II Reiki practitioner, from here in Montreal, Canada.  My work in Spiritual Phytoessencing with Dr. Bruce Berkowsky and earned designation as a registered Spiritual PhytoEssencing practitioner(R.SPE.P.) and Group Training Leader, has taught me how to take my work with essential oils and with clients to a much higher, much more spiritual level. In addition, my training as a Certified HeartMath Provider has given me the tools to help all of my clients and students relieve the stress that causes emotional, physical, mental and spiritual imbalances.


I am currently a member in good standing of the following professional organizations: Association Canadienne des Thérapeutes en Médecines Douces/Canadian Association of Therapists in Complementary Medicine (formerly Association Canadienne des Massothérapeutes et Autres Thérapeutes en Médecines Alternatives/Canadian Association of Massage Therapists and Other Therapists in Alternative Medicine) (ACTMD/CATCM); National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA); Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA); Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) - National and Montreal Chapter; and International Association of Aromatherapists (AIA). In addition, I am a member of the educational committee for the CFA and the AIA (chair).


Teaching is also about mindful listening. For over 35 years, I have been teaching people of all ages all over North America. I currently offer introductory and professional certification courses in aromatherapy, herbology and reflexology right here in Montreal.


Working with clients is also about heart-based listening. In addition to being the full-time director of BelArôme Holistic Health Centre and the Montreal HeartMath Stress Reduction Clinic, I run a thriving private practice. I support all of my clients in getting in touch with their hearts and the ‘small spark within’ and showing them how this can lead them to a well-balanced, calm, healthy lifestyle.


If we open our minds and our hearts, we will discover that we have everything we right here in front of us. Join me!


11 Schedule & Registration:  Click here to see current fees & course dates.


11.1 Class Size

Class enrollment is limited to 6 participants. Please register early to hold your spot.

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