Hands-on Class at FRCC - Front Range Community
is part of the Holistic
Health Program through Front Range Community
College, taught by Mary Axelrod, MBA, BCMT, LMT, CR.
Classes are taught at the FRCC Campus - Loveland at the FRCC Loveland Campus or the main FRCC
Campus (Larimer) in Fort Collins. Most classes are available Fall
and Spring semesters.
This short class is
open to anyone - no prerequisite. It's a lot of fun and you'll learn a lot of basic
information about essential oils and how to use them for yourself, your family, and your home. You
may take this class just for fun and personal interest or you may be planning on completing the
classes for the Aromatherapy Certificate at FRCC to launch a new career! This is a college credit class and requires admission to
Aromatherapy - Class
number: HHP 108
Description: In this short class you will learn about
Aromatherapy and how it works as well as experience it. The class covers the many aspects of
using essential oils. Six basic essential oils will be studied - Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tee
Tree, Peppermint, Rose Geranium and Rosemary. You can purchase an essential oils kit from the
FRCC Bookstore as part of your class supplies.
This is a college credit class - a hybrid class
with both classroom time as well as required online components. Classroom time includes
lecture, discussions and hands-on activities using essential oils. Homework
assignments (outside classroom time) will include participating in online discussions, viewing
videos, completing projects, online tests and creating aromatherapy blends and products. You must
have regular access to a computer to complete the online parts of this class. Important Note - FRCC
requires that you complete an online orientation (1-3 hours to complete) prior to taking this class
if you have never taken an online class at Front Range Community
You must physically attend all
classes as well as complete all required online components. Classes will meet in at the FRCC
Loveland Campus in the Thompson School District Building.
This class will be offered in the fall, spring, and
Become a Professional Reflexologist!
Reflexology Classes &
Certificate- part of the Holistic Health
Program through Front Range Community
College, taught by Mary Axelrod, MBA, BCMT, LMT, CR.
You can take classes that lead to a certificate in Reflexology. The Reflexology Certificate Program (300+ hours) is part of
Health Program at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins,
Colorado. After completion of the classes for the Reflexology Certificate you will meet
the requirements to become a professional Reflexologist, apply for professional
membership in the Reflexology Association of America and meets the qualifications to sit
for the national exam and become certified through The American Reflexology Certification
Note: Introduction to Reflexology HHP 166 is the first class of the Reflexology series and the
foundation of the Reflexology program. This program always begins in the fall semester (August).
The 5-week intro class is required before other reflexology classes at Front Range
Community College. You can complete the classes for a Reflexology certificate in as little
as two semesters!
This program is open to
anyone - no prerequisite. You may take the intro class just for fun and personal
interest or you may be planning on completing the program for the Reflexology Certification at
FRCC to launch a new career! These are college credit classes and requires admission to
Description: In this hands-on class you will learn about Reflexology and how it works as well as
experience it. The class covers the many aspects of Reflexology as a Holistic Therapy. We will also
cover some basics of anatomy and structure of the feet, contraindications, ethics and
professionalism as well as documentation needed for sessions. This Reflexology course has both
classroom time as well as required online components. Classroom time includes lecture, discussions,
hands-on activities and tests. You will have specific lab time in the classroom learning to do
Reflexology on the feet. Homework assignments (outside classroom time) will include reading
the text, participating in online discussions, viewing videos, completing online tests and
practicing what you've learned in class on friends and family
You must physically attend all
classes as well as complete all required online components. Classes are 'hands-on' and meet at the
FRCC Loveland campus in Loveland at the Thompson School District
Reflexology 1 & 2 is
available in the Fall semester. Consecutive classes for Reflexology 3 & 4 is available in
the spring semesters at FRCC.
Holistic Therapists - offered through
Front Range Community College, taught by
Mary Axelrod, MBA,
Earn CE's for your license from this hybrid class - offered fall, spring and some
summer semesters. This class is part of the Holistic Health Program at Front Range
Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado.
HHP 261 - Ethics - This 10-week class is open to anyone - no prerequisite. It is suitable for
anyone majoring in the healing professions - body workers, massage therapists & Reflexologists,
wellness coaches, holistic professionals and anyone working with clients in a therapeutic
manner. This is a college credit class and requires admission to FRCC.
The focus of this class is on personal and professional ethics and boundaries as
we explore the psychology of various aspects of the therapeutic relationship with clients. We will
also cover information about laws and licensing for massage therapists, scope of practice (what you
can and can't do), different communication styles and privacy & confidentiality of client
records. This class also covers information about the importance of touch, the power of therapeutic
touch, professionalism, and creating a safe healing space for your clients.
This is a college credit course (2 college credit hours) and requires admission to FRCC. If you
are taking CE classes, and need documentation, you must request a transcript from FRCC (see
Certified Massage Therapist
This is a new
program offered through Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Classes
are taught by several instructors including Mary Axelrod, MBA, BCMT, RMT, CR.
See FRCC's website for
details. This is a college credit class and requires admission to FRCC. Classes are 'hands-on' and
meet at the FRCC campus in Loveland.
Note that prerequisites are required. Application for admission to the massage therapy program is
required after the completion of the prerequisites at FRCC.
offers so many great classes & programs!
Check out Front range Community College - You may qualify for financial aid (grants, loans,
scholarships) to go to school and launch a new career!
Health Classes at FRCC
Check out the
Holistic Health Program at Front Range Community College
(FRCC) with an extensive selection of over
classes. You can take one or more classes
for personal interest, or professional training or use them to pursue a certificate in a
new career! Classes are ongoing and offered each semester (fall, spring, summer). Some classes
are 100% online, some are classroom only and some are hybrid (a combination of both classroom
and online time). Some classes meet only in the classroom and some meet totally online,
depending on the program or
Creating a Holistic
Business - Taught by Mary Axelrod, MBA, BCMT, LMT,
Take HHP 263 to help you launch your holistic business. You can take this as a classroom
class or strictly online. This 10-week class is offered in some form each semester at FRCC. No
prerequisite. This is a college credit class and requires admission to
At FRCC you can:
1) Get a transferrable degree (AAS) in Holistic Health.
2) Earn a certificate in Holistic Health, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, or Yoga
3) Take your choice of classes for just for fun and information or start a new career!
There are over 35 holistic
classes offered in various modalities including Reflexology, aromatherapy,
Reiki, wellness counseling, massage therapy, meditation, Reiki, Qigong, homeopathy,
Bach's Essences, the animal-human bond, dream interpretation, stress management, journaling,
herbology, crystals and many more. Tuition and fees apply to all classes. You must be admitted
to FRCC. Financial Aid is available for those who
Other Links of Interest
American Massage Therapy
(AMTA) - Provides
extensive information for massage therapists including classes, seminars, product
information, professional liability insurance, career networking, marketing
Associated Bodywork and Massage
Professionals (ABMP)- Provides extensive information
for massage therapists, estheticians and bodyworkers, professional liability insurance,
career & networking information, classes & seminars, marketing
National Certification from the NCBTMB
- National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage
and Bodywork. This is the
national certification board.Members of
NCBTMB uphold the highest standards for business
& ethics in the massage practice. NCBTMB certification means the therapist has
sucessfully passed the national board certification exam and can practice in most
states. Many Spas require this certification for their therapists.
Reflexology Association of America (RAA) - Provides extensive
information for reflexolgists including research studies,
membership information, professionalism, code of ethics, standards of
practice, career networking, marketing information and
Associated Reflexologists of
Colorado (ARC) - a state association of Colorado reflexologists and
friends of reflexology.