About the IAT

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 undertaken under the supervision of an IAT-approved trichologist. Students can presently undertake clinical training in Sydney (Australia), India, Brazil, Argentina, the U.S.A., Russia, Kenya and Manchester (U.K.) Online lectures are also included.The course has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Spanish.

IAT has trained students in several other countries including Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, China, South Africa,South Korea, U.K., Malaysia, Vietnam, Latvia, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Mauritius, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,Japan, Israel, Russia, Sweden, Argentina, Mongolia, Colombia, Panama,  Bangladesh, Mexico, Germany and the West Indies.

The shorter "Hair Practitioner" course is now also very popular (click here) and has been translated into Chinese. Click HERE for information on the Chinese version.