National Diploma, Therapeutic Reflexology

The qualifications for the National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies as registered with SAQA indicates that the qualification for therapeutic reflexology falls into the sub-field Promotive Health, Developmental Service, Preventive Health, Curative Health and Rehabilitative Health.

Training institutions

TSARS is not affiliated to any reflexology training institution but learners at of an accredited institution may become student members of TSARS.

For approved providers of education and training in Allied Health Professions, visit the website: or contact

Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa [AHPCSA],
Private Bag X28, Lynnwood Ridge 0040;
5 de Havilland Crescent, Persequor Technopark, Pretoria.
Tel 012 349 2331; Fax 012 349 2327
or 086 507 4092.
Email: Website:

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Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology

Students trained at training institutions registered with the AHPCSA obtain a Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology. Once they are registered they may use the title Therapeutic Reflexologist.

Current training consists of a two-year diploma course in therapeutic reflexology. The syllabus includes the following:

Major subjects: Anatomy and Physiology; Pathology and Pathophysiology; Practical Therapeutic Reflexology and Theoretical Therapeutic Reflexology.
Ancillary subjects: Business and Practice Management; Bio-Ethics and Jurisprudence (Patient Charter, Patient Consent etc.); Patient Care (communication skills), Nutrition Management and HIV/Aids Policy; First Aid.

Registration to practice therapeutic reflexology

Having met the criteria to qualify for the Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology, the graduate must apply to the Allied Health Professions Council of S.A. for registration before they may practise for gain.

Once they are registered they may use the title Therapeutic Reflexologist.