The International Association of Trichologists (IAT)
is a non-profit corporation founded in California in
1974 to promote the study, research and legitimate
practice in all aspects of the treatment and care of
the human hair and scalp in health and disease.
The trichology course was developed at the
University of Southern California during 1974-75
under the guidance of trichologist David Salinger.
The course was designed as a home-study
(correspondence) course and, additionally, one
hundred hours of clinical training must be under-
taken under the supervision of an IAT-approved
trichologist. Students can presently undertake
clinical training in Sydney, Dallas, Mumbai,Sao Paulo,
Manchester and Riga.
Medical doctors can undertake a shorter version
of the trichology course.
Initially the course was taught throughout North
America but, in 1979, Government colleges in
Australia and New Zealand contacted the IAT about
introducing the trichology course. Teachers were
trained and colleges in these countries began
teaching the course in 1981. Since that time, IAT
has trained students in several other countries
including India, Singapore, China, South Africa,
South Korea, U.K., Malaysia, Vietnam, Latvia,
Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,Japan, Israel, Bangladesh and the West Indies.
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