INSTRUCTOR: Mary Ellen Shupert, RN, Certified Reflexologist

Phone: (937) 475-5040   Email – me.shupert@gmail.com

PREREQUISITES: None

REQUIRED TEXT: Better Health with Foot Reflexology – Dwight Byers, 2001 (cost $30.00)

Reflexology Certification Workbook/Binder (supplied)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Reflexology is a bodywork technique based on the theories that there are specific reflex points located in the feet and hands that correlate to specific organ/body systems. Certification will include: Overview of the history of Reflexology; Basic theories and techniques of Reflexology; Relaxation techniques specific reflex points; Practical applications and indications; Brief review of anatomy and physiology with emphasis on specific body system applications; Scope of practice; Infection prevention processes for Reflexology practice.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:             

  1. Define Reflexology
  2. Define Zone Therapy
  3. Discuss the history of Reflexology – Foot & Hand
  4. List Indications and Contraindications for Reflexology – Foot & Hand
  5. Discuss disinfection practices for Reflexology Practice
  6. Perform Full Therapeutic Foot Reflexology
  7. Perform Relaxation Hand Reflexology

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

ATTENDANCE:  Must attend 75% of total hours –7.5 hours may be missed. The student is responsible for obtaining class information from another learner/individual in the class. First and Last Class must be attended. Class meets from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK: Homework must be completed on the appropriate due date. Homework must be typed double-spaced with student name and assignment name on the upper right-hand corner. Each page must have the student name in the upper right-hand corner. Submit homework with a staple in the upper left-hand corner. No folders or paper clips. Homework not submitted in this format will be refused. All homework must be turned in prior to the exam date or the exam will not be permitted to be taken.

OUTSIDE CASE STUDIES:

Successfully complete 20 Case Studies in the format stated above – Content Requirements will be given out in first class.

EARN: 

At least 80% on the final written exam – 25 Questions – Multiple Choice and Essay – Given Last night of Class

At least 80% on the final practical exam – Full Reflexology Session to be performed and evaluated /observed by the instructor

CLASS PRACTICUMS: Participation in class practicum is required to indicate learner can demonstrate reflexology techniques and has met learning outcomes.

ASSESSMENT METHOD: Successfully meeting learning outcomes / Review of Case Study Homework / Exam.

SCORING SCALE: Exams – Learner must earn an 80% or above to successfully pass the class exam.

Outside Assignments are scored with the following scale: E – Excellent / S – Satisfactory / U – Unsatisfactory – Any outside assignment with a score of “U” must be resubmitted within a 7 day period.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Class #1:  Intro to Reflexology; History of Reflexology;  Equipment needs: Anatomical Review of feet; Lines of Demarcation on each foot; Practicum: Introduction to Foot Relaxation Techniques

Class #2: Review of Case Studies; Review of Learned Foot Reflexology Techniques; Definitions of planes of the foot. Specific Reflexology Techniques

Class #3: Review of Case Studies: Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points; Indications & contraindications of Clinical Reflexology

Class #4: Review of Case Studies; Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points; Scope of practice for Certified Clinical Reflexologist

Class #5: Review of Case Studies: Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points

Class #6: Review of Case Studies: Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points

Class #7: Review of Case Studies: Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points

Class #8: Review of Case Studies: Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points; Introduction to hand reflexology relaxation techniques

Class #9: Review of Case Studies: Review of Learned Foot Reflexology; Addition of specific bilateral foot reflex points; Introduction to hand reflexology relaxation techniques

Class #10: Review of Case Studies; Written & Practical Exam

HOURS: 30 hours or 3.0 CEUs are awarded for successful completion of this class.

CONCERNS:

Any concerns/questions are to be discussed with the instructor. If you do not feel your concern has been resolved, you may contact Chris Ellis, CEO at 937-475-5040 or cellis@ihlead.com or Patti McCormick, RN, Ph.D., President at 937-475-475-5040 or pmccormick@ihlead.com.

Note:

  1. Institute of Holistic Leadership (IHL) is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from illegal discrimination based upon an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.  Illegal discrimination in any form will not be tolerated at the Institute
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