Holistic Health Degree Programs, Naturopathy, Schools, Continuing Education, Certifications

Please note, Healing Feats lists these schools as a service to its visitors, and does not necessarily endorse all or any of these schools or programs.  You should always check carefully  into the school you are interested in by contacting them directly and speaking with graduates.  For input on any schools Frankie has taught for or attended, please e-mail Frankie personally.

USA Today Article:

Online learning has greater credibility

Online education is booming — and is becoming increasingly accepted by employers, a survey by Zogby International suggests. It finds that 83% of CEOs and small-business owners who are familiar with online education (also called "distance learning") believe that online degrees are as credible as those earned on a college campus. Online courses are now offered by more than two-thirds of all U.S. colleges and universities, and 35% of schools offer programs that are entirely online, according to the 2007 Sloan Survey of Online Learning. About 20% of the USA's 17 million college students say they have taken at least one course online. But just 61% of the 1,547 CEOs surveyed were familiar with online education. About 50% said they would give more weight to a job candidate's work experience; 46% said they considered work experience and education equally in hiring. Zogby conducted the survey in December and January for Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.  Read more....

School Listings

Advanced Integrative Medical Institute

1312 18th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20036
(202) 466-7111
Fax:  (202) 466-7169

The Advanced Integrative Medical Institute (AIMI) is an allied health institution for certification in complementary medical and health modalities and the only institution of its kind licensed by the Educational Licensing Commission in the Nation's Capital.  I was personally turned on to this school's existence by Dr. Cortney in Philadelphia, PA after he interviewed me on his live radio talk show "Impact on Your Health".  The school offers courses in Iridology, Reflexology, Colonic hydrotherapy, and many other health modalities. Call for a brochure or catalog.


American Academy of Nutrition

1204 Kenesaw Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
(800) 290-4226 / (865) 524-8079
Fax: (865) 524-8339

AAN offers the following accredited distance learning programs: Associate of Science Degree in Applied Nutrition, Master of Science Degree in Nutrition, and Diplomas in Comprehenisve Nutrition (Dip.C.N.), Women’s Nutrition (Dip.W.N.), Natural Sciences (Dip.N.Sci), and Small Business Management (Dip.S.B.M.).  The AAN is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, which is the only U.S. Department of Education listed agency accrediting independent study schools.   AAN is a very well respected school. Continue to check back with this academy as they are planning on introducing Diploma programs in Herbal Science and Sports Nutrition in Spring of 2005.


American Institute of Holistic Theology

2112 11th Avenue South Ste 520
Birmingham, AL 35205
E-mail:  catalog@aiht.edu

E-mail or call for a free catalog.  This correspondence study school offers interesting non-accredited degree programs in holistic health for people, pets and metaphysical studies.  A more eclectic type school.


Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

PO Box 788
Claremore, OK  74018-0788
918-342-2926 or 818-902-0449

AAMI offers the original distance learning program for midwives in the U.S.  Set the standard for excellence in academic midwifery education in 1981.  Unique approach. Incentives and personalized support including mentor for first 6 months.  We also offer books, videos and teaching aids.


Applied Health Seminars
P.O. Box 970098
Coconut Creek, FL 33097
Tollfree 1-877-411-CEUS(2387)
Fax 954-752-1243

Continuing Education Seminars for Health Professionals.  Karen Zaharatos, President/Principle Instructor.  


Australasian College of Health Sciences
5940 SW Hood Ave
Portland, OR 97239
503-244-0726 ext 18
E-mail:  achs@achs.edu

Visit us online  for our latest accredited class schedule and for College News & Events.  Nationally Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).



Ayurveda Holistic Center School of Ayurvedic Sciences

82A Bayville Avenue
Bayville, NY  11709
E-mail: mail@ayurvedahc.com 

Offering a 2-year certification & Ph.D. programs in Ayurveda medicine.  A Natural Health Community offering online consultations, encyclopedia of herbs and an article library. A recognized leader in Ayurveda since 1988.  Residential program located in East Hanover, New Jersey.   They also offer an affiliate program for herbs, books, consultations & education.


Brandon Raynor's School of Natural Therapies
Worldwide including South Africa
E-mail:  brandon@brandonraynor.com 


Clayton College of Natural Health

P.O. Box 2488
Birmingham, AL 35201

Established in 1980, Clayton College of Natural Health offers 16 distance learning degree programs and four certificate programs in natural health and holistic nutrition.


College of Metaphysical Studies, The

18514 U.S. 19 N. Suite B
Clearwater FL 33764
(727) 538-9976  
(800) 780-META
Fax (727) 539-7323
 E-mail: registrar@cms.edu or meta@gte.net

CMS is a full-time teaching organization, established in 1986, offering on-campus and distance-learning education. We are authorized by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities to operate as a private, non-secular college and to issue Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees in metaphysics, spiritual awareness, complementary healing, esoteric arts, theology, and all allied fields.

We offer certification programs by New Age Ministries, International as Ministers, Spiritual Healers, Mediums, Teachers, Intuitive Practitioners, Past Life Regression Facilitators and Pastoral/Spiritual Counselors. We also offer personal growth non-degree programs for truth-motivated adults.


Creative Health Institute
112 W. Union City Rd. 
Union City, MI 49094  
Email: info@creativehealthinstitute.com
This 10 day detox course provides each Guest/student with classroom and experiential knowledge needed to implement the raw foods lifestyle.  As our guests/students learn by doing, they have the opportunity to detoxify their own bodies, renew their minds and work on their personal health challenges. 
At Creative Health Institute, we believe in and adhere to the basic truths, teachings and principles as taught by Dr. Ann Wigmore.  During the 10-day course, you will be taught the essentials of the live food lifestyle and how to share your knowledge with others.


Florida Vedic College
934 N. University Drive, #102
Coral Springs, FL 33071
(754 ) 245-2345 Phone
Email: info@fvc.edu

Offers Accredited Degree programs in Ayurveda and Holistic Health, Dr. of Ayurveda, Dr. of Holistic Health (via home study), Associates of Ayurveda; Also, offers programs in Vedic Arts and Sciences, yoga and philosophy. See website for details.


Globe University 


Globe University is a Massage Therapy School.  Learn to help people relax in today’s fast paced society or use your massage skills to help them reach optimal wellness after injuries or illness. 

Herbal Healer Academy

HC32, 97-B
Mountain View, AR  72560
(870) 269-4177
Fax:  (870) 269-5424

This organization offers home study programs that are Accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification & Accreditation Board, and will prepare you to take the ANMA test to become a board certified naturopath.


Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
80, Chowringhee Road
Calcutta - 700020.

Kine-Concept Institute
760 St-Zotique St. East, Montreal, Qc.
Canada  H2S 1M5 
Tel. (514) 272-5463 or 1-800-619-5463
Fax.(514) 272-5141 

Campuses are Members of the Council of Schools of the American Massage Therapy Association (COS-AMTA) and also Members of the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS).


National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals

400 Oak Hill Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
(800) 321-1005
(219) 269-4060
This association holds classes nationally to certify in various modalities such as Nutrition and Iridology. Call or visit their web for a schedule of classes.

Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.

Herb Specialist & Natural Health Consultant Certification
PO Box 19005
Provo, UT 84605-9005
(800) 223-8225 Customer Service

Classes teach you an abundant amount about Natural Health, Nutrition, and Body systems. Prerequisites are that you are a Member or Distributor with NSP. You also have to be signed on as a Distributor for NSP to be notified and accepted to classes. If you are interested in these classes, I can get you in as a Distributor. e-mail me direct at frankie@healingfeats.com or phone me at 720-891-2723, and I will get you set up.  Most courses taught by Integrated Medical Professionals and long time experienced Herbalists and Scientists. Call or visit their site to find the schedule of classes near you.

Note: NSP is in several other countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Malaysia & Venezuela, e-mail me for the local phone numbers in these countries.


Northeast Holistic Center 

212 De Witt Avenue
Belleville, New Jersey
(973) 759-7588
FAX: (973) 450-4316

Experience and study many forms of holistic disciplines for the positive growth of all four energy levels - body, emotions, mind and spirit. Steven Rosenstreich, Representative 


Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Offering Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and programs in Oriental Body Therapy. Accredited. Financial Aid available.
San Diego Campus
7445 Mission Valley Rd., Suite #105
San Diego, CA 92108
Toll-free Phone (800) 729-0941
E-mail: admissions-sd@PacificCollege.edu

New York Campus
915 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Toll-free Phone (800) 729-3468
E-mail: admissions-ny@PacificCollege.edu

Chicago Campus
3646 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613
Toll-free Phone (888) 729-4811
E-mail: admissions-chi@PacificCollege.edu


School of Natural Healing,The

P.O. Box 412
Springville, UT 84663
Toll Free: 800-372-8255 Or in Utah: 801-489-4254
Fax: 801-489-8341
E-mail: registration@snh.cc 

Founded by Dr. John R Christopher in 1953, the School of Natural Healing has been the means for thousands of students to begin and further their herbal knowledge and wisdom. The School will show you that you can become your own doctor in as little as an hour each day.  You could become a qualified healer and teacher in less than 2 years - all in the comfort of your own home. 

They have four basic programs - the Master Herbalist, Iridology, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. The School is registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act.   Contact the school for more information.


  • School of Complementary Therapies
  • The Catherine Street House
    317 Catherine Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 5T4
    (613) 232-4224
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    _Tree of Light Institute

    Steven Horne, AHG & Carl Robinson, M.H., T.T., C.Ht.
    PO Box 1028
    Roosevelt, UT 84066
    To schedule an instructor to teach a class in your area call toll free: 1-888-707-4372

    Click here to see a detailed description of classes that have been taught--call to find out which ones are available in your area.

    Now a traveling University, instructors will fly to you and teach certified classes. Degree programs include: Certified Herbal Consultant (CHC), Certified Master Herbalist (CMH) and Certified Holistic Practitioner (CHP), and prepare students to become professional members of the American Herbalist Guild--the only recognized professional association for practicing herbalists in the United States. Tree of Light also offers lecture videos on iridology, books, workbooks, tapes, etc..


    Trinity College of Natural Health

    810 S. Buffalo Street
    Warsaw, IN  46580
    (800) 428-0408
    Fax:  219-267-7006

    This school offers correspondence study in natural health modalities and is approved by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification & Accreditation Board.


    Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

    5101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20016
    (202) 237-7681
    (202) 686-8202



    Westbrook University

    University Plaza
    120 Llano Street
    Aztec, NM  87410
    (877) 507-2065
    E-mail:  admissions@cyberport.com

    Distance education offering B.S., M.S., Ph.D and other diploma degrees in traditional Naturopathy .  Also offering degree programs in Iridology, Homeopathic Medicine and other natural health skills.  (The iridology classes apply toward IIRA certification.)


    Wood Hygienic Institute

    Helen Wood
    Kissammee, FL
    (407) 933-0009

    Offers Colonic Therapy Certification seminars, and Massage Therapy School & licensing. Find a Colonic therapist in your area. Graduates of this school who are in practice throughout the world keep their contact information here--call to find one near you. Licensed by the State of Florida.


    For more specific iridology training see my Iridology page

    or to find Reflexology training or find Midwifery Training )


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