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Why choose the Academy of Lymphatic Studies for your career advancement needs?

One of the leading schools in the U.S. for​ ​lymphedema management since 1994.
​Founded by Joachim Zuther, author of the textbook​" ​Lymphedema Management" and founder of the prestigious Department of​ ​Lymphology at the ulmkolleg in Ulm, Germany.
​Recognized as the premier source for ​c​ertification and training among medical professionals and therapists across ​the ​​world
Our nationally-renowned faculty board ensures that our Certification graduates have the​ ​highest success rates passing the LANA ​exam, which is the gold standard of lymphedema certification​.
Small classroom settings ensure focused discussion and plenty of time for hands-on​ ​learning.

Creating Specialists, Building Experts! Come to a scheduled course or sponsor a course... we can come to you!

COURSE SCHEDULE

Across the US & around the world.

Online and Hands-on Courses

Online Courses

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies offers an array of online classes including Anatomy of the Lymphatic System, Complications in Lymphedema, Billing for Lymphedema, and more. Courses range in length from 5-12 hours and can be completed at your convenience.

Hands-on Courses

Do you value a hands-on, in-depth approach? Our live Certification and Seminar courses were built on the Academy’s 23 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Training. We offer our classes in locations nationwide. To select the one that’s right for you, or to request more information, view our full course list here.

Career Development Courses


Complete Lymphedema Certification

The Complete Lymphedema Certification Course is an intensive 135-hour certification training medical professionals to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body.

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Lymphedema Management Seminar

The Lymphedema Management Seminar serves as an introduction to the management of upper and lower extremity lymphedema (primary and secondary) focused on increasing the understanding of proper lymphedema management and other conditions.

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Manual Lymph Drainage Certification (Vodder Technique)

This certification course is a careful balance between lecture topics and hands-on lessons that serves as an introduction to the techniques and applications of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), as developed by Emil Vodder, Ph.D

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Advanced and Refresher Courses

These courses have been designed to further the education of healthcare professionals and CLT's. Our primary objective is to provide the highest quality education. We are continuously developing and expanding our curriculum, so make sure to stay tuned!

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Online Courses

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies offers an array of online classes including Anatomy of the Lymphatic System, Complications in Lymphedema, Billing for Lymphedema, and more. Courses range in length from 5-12 hours and can be completed at your convenience.

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Is ACOLS Right For You?

World Class Instructors!

Direct contact during our certification courses, small groups, highly trained and certified instructors with many years of experience in education and treatment, as well as up-to-date teaching technologies assure a maximum learning experience for participants in our programs.

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Founder: Joachim Zuther

Our founder, Joachim Zuther, has remained an integral part of our course development and ensuring the future education of lymphedema treatment is at the forefront of scientific discoveries.

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Virtu Arora, ACOLS Instructor

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