Course For Professional Certification

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Course: FR210PCC

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Hours:  250 hours - Combination of In-Class (60 Hours) & On-Line/Self-Study Work
    & Fully-Observed Practice Clinic & 60 Case Studies (190 Hours) 


Revised Syllabus:

  • Includes the most current research!


New Length:

  • 250 hours

  • Increased Hands-On Activities!


New Course Type: 

  • Combination of In-Class (60 Hours) & On-Line/Self-Study Work & & Fully-Observed Practice Clinic & 60 Case Studies (190 Hours) 

  • Four to six students per class! 

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



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: 250 hours


This course is equivalent to 250 hours of study.  This includes the completion of 60 case studies


250 hours - Combination of In-Class (60 Hours) & On-Line/Self-Study Work & Fully-Observed Practice Clinic & 60 Case Studies (190 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 and 100% of all exams.


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.


4.3       Homework

There will be about 1 hour of homework for each hour of class. Homework will consist of theory as well as hands-on practice. 


4.4       Quizzes, Tests & Case Studies


4.4.1       On-line Practice Quizzes

For each unit presented in class, you will be required to complete an on-line Unit Quiz. For each quiz, you will receive a score and the correct answers.

The Unit Quizzes will help you prepare for class work and for the final exam.


4.4.2       Final Theoretical Exam

During the last class of the session, you will be required to complete a written final Theoretical Exam.  This exam will cover all of the theoretical work that either we have done in class or was assigned for self-study homework.


The on-line Unit Quizzes will help you prepare for your exam. In addition, your instructor will give you practical tips for studying and preparing throughout the semester.


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 Theoretical 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       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

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

As part of your enrollment benefits, you will be given an on-line account.  This account will give you access to additional study materials, unit 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. 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       Text & Charts


6.1.2       On-line Practice Exercises & Quizzes


6.1.3       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.


6.2       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

You may pay in full by cash or cheque or money order 2 weeks before the beginning of class.


You may pay in1, 2 or 3 parts: the first payment may be in cash, cheque or money order 2 weeks before the beginning of class, and the second payment and third payment, to be made at the same time, may be in cash, cheque or a post-dated (1 & 2 months later) check.


No refunds after the first class date or when access to the Course Web Site has been given.


7.1.2       Fees For Post-Dated Checks

There is a $10 fee for post-dated checks.


7.1.3       Fees For Returned/Insufficient-Fund Checks

There is a $25 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).


No refunds after the first class date or when access to the Course Web Site has been given.


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 (150 to 300 hours) must be completed within 1 year of first day of class.


8.1.1       On-line Practice Quizzes

On-line Practice Quizzes must be successfully completed before Final Theoretical Exam can be taken.


8.1.2       Final Theoretical Exam

Final Theoretical Exam must be successfully completed on 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 2 weeks for case studies to be reviewed and graded, so plan accordingly.


8.1.4       Reflexology Session

Receiving a reflexology session must be completed within 6 months of last class session.


8.1.5       Final Practical Exam

Final Practical Exam must be completed within 6 months of last class session. It will be graded on the spot.


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 6 month deferments, as necessary. Additional fees may apply.


9   Conditions Of Enrollment

All students must be at least 18 years old to apply for admission.

Students will not be discriminated against because of gender, religion, or race.

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.

Contact us for an appointment to register.



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