Certificate and Diplomas Offered
The School of Natural Healing has several different schools. Each school offers its own certificate and diploma courses of study. Students can choose from The College of Herbal Medicine, The College of Homeopathy, The College of Reflexology, The College of Iridology, and The College of Aromatherapy. The College of Herbal Medicine offers diploma courses as well as a degree of Master Herbologist (M.H.). All students at this college must complete the Family Herbalist course prior to taking any other coursework, except those enrolled in the Certified Herbal Retailer curriculum. Some of the other diploma and certificate programs include Nutritional Herbalist (1 year certificate program), Herbalist (1 year diploma program), and Advanced Herbalist (requires the Master Herbologist coursework, 1 year program).
The College of Homeopathy offers a course in homeopathy. It is a home study course and no certificate or diploma is offered. This is a course that anyone can take.
The College of Reflexology offers a certificate program in reflexology. This course is designed for anyone who would like to use reflexology techniques on themselves or family members. Completion of this course does not qualify an individual for any form of licensing.
The College of Iridology offers a home study program in iridology. It is a 3 part course that must be completed in order. The final part of the course is to complete a 6 hour seminar at a location closest to you. The information provided by the school does not indicate that this is a degree, certificate or diploma program. Therefore one must assume that it is a non-professional course.
The College of Aromatherapy offers a home study course that can be completed within 12 months time. The coursework includes anatomy and the chemistry behind aromatherapy. No certification, degree or diploma is offered. This is a good course for anyone thinking about entering into an aromatherapy craft business.
It appears that the only degree the School of Natural Healing can offer is a degree as a Master Herbalist. The programs are either certificate, diploma or non-credit. All programs are to be completed within 12 months. The exception is the 6 week Master Herbalist seminar. None of the programs offer CEU or other credits. Perhaps they are good for increasing personal knowledge but not much else. A review of the costs of these programs is discussed later in this article.