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Top 8 Bachelor Degrees in Alternative Medicine 2019

A bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate program that takes around three to five years to complete. Courses revolve around a specific discipline and prepare students for a career. A degree can be earned at schools all over the world, and some are even available online.

What is a Bachelor in Alternative Medicine? This program is aimed toward students who want to help others via non-conventional healing modalities. Programs may have a more general, all-encompassing approach, or they may focus on specific areas of specialization. Areas of alternative medicine include reflexology, naturopathy, massage, yoga, acupuncture, and reiki therapy. Fundamental courses may be biology, anatomy, pathology, physiology, and medical jurisprudence.

Students who study alternative medicine build a wide body of knowledge and a variety of skills, so they can choose from a number of different jobs based on their area of study. Most programs offer hands-on training so that graduates can feel confident once they are in the workforce.

The costs involved with earning an alternative medicine degree will differ from one institution to another. The reputation and duration of the program are big factors, and each program may have specific fees associated with it. Call the schools of interest to find out what the fees and tuition will be.

Graduates have a wealth of careers they can choose from once they have their degree. They can choose to open a practice in their specialty and help people via reflexology, natural medicine, massage therapy, reiki, or acupuncture. Certain professionals, such as spa directors, nurses, and physicians, may choose this degree to help them take a more comprehensive approach with their current clients and patients. Other career paths may include life coaches or personal trainers.

Don’t waste any more time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Alternative Medicine

Bastyr University

Bastyr University's herbal sciences degree completion program trains professionals who can respond to the growing demand for herbal medicine experts. By studying with mas ... [+]

Bastyr University's herbal sciences degree completion program trains professionals who can respond to the growing demand for herbal medicine experts. By studying with master herbalists, students undertake a thorough and scientifically rigorous education. Graduates complete the program in two years and are prepared to enter the herbal products field directly, begin work as botanical medicine experts or pursue further education in related areas. We are more than an "herbal school," and this is more than an "herb program."

This bachelor's degree is the first of its kind to be offered at an accredited university in the United States. The program equips students with both scientific knowledge and a multifaceted, personal understanding of plants, empowering them to bridge the gap between traditional herbalism and modern science.... [-]

USA Kenmore San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

If you want to be a "Superior Practitioner" of Acupuncture TCM, able to use Acupuncture not only to alleviate, or even cure, current diseases but also to help a client to ... [+]

Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Medicine

If you want to be a "Superior Practitioner" of Acupuncture TCM, able to use Acupuncture not only to alleviate, or even cure, current diseases but also to help a client to be better equipped to prevent future illness from occuring, then the Lic.TCM is the course for you.

If you wish to become a specialist in Acupuncture TCM able to assist healthy clients to remain that way, and even enhance their own health, then this comprehensive training programme (which provides more than just "Acupuncture" Training, being based on classical Chinese Medicine) enables the practitioner to use a full range of TCM diagnostic and therapeutic tools to achieve these ends.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
October 2019
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The coursework for the BTech in Somatology comprises Reflexology (specialised massage techniques), Research Methodology, Camouflage Therapy, Somatechniques, Permanent Mak ... [+]

Modules and Timetable

Semester 1

DAY 1 Reflexology (specialised massage techniques) Research Methodology Camouflage Therapy Permanent Make-up DAY 2 Somatechniques IV Permanent Make-up Socio-Psychology

Semester 2

DAY 1 Aromatherapy (specialised massage techniques) Thai Massage Business Practice Somatology Research Project DAY 2 Business Practice TT Somatology Research Project Reflexology Case Studies Admission requirements A National Diploma in Somatology or equivalent. A minimum of 60% is required in the NDip programme. Contact details

Name: Mrs Debbie Campbell Tel: 011 559 6511 / Email: debbiec@uj.ac.za... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Instituto Piaget

The undergraduate / undergraduate course in Acupuncture aims at a high quality training for the acquisition of a profile of clinical competence for the practice of acupun ... [+]

CampusVila Nova de GaiaCourse Objectives

The cycle of studies in Acupuncture aims at a high quality training to acquire a profile of clinical competence for the practice of autonomous acupuncture, in accordance with Portaria 207-F / 14 and 172-C / 15 and the standards training and education in the area (Guidelines on Basic Education and Safety in Acupuncture of WHO and the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies).

The cycle of studies is based on a student-centered teaching and learning process, promoting a culture of research and critical reflection, self-management of lifelong learning, developing and integrating knowledge and skills of basic and clinical sciences, principles of acupuncture and clinical practice in acupuncture.... [-]

Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia
October 2019
4 years
Campus
Instituto Piaget

The Osteopathic course aims at a high quality training for the acquisition of a profile of clinical competence for the osteopathic practice in autonomy, according to the ... [+]

CampusSilvesVila Nova de Gaia / PortoHighlights1st Bachelor's Degree / Graduation in Osteopathy accredited in Portugal;Teaching staff with higher academic training in Osteopathy;Protocol with ESO Paris, for student mobility and joint projects;Internships in Portugal and other European countries;The Instituto Piaget is the only Portuguese institution that is a member of the Ostheopatic International Alliance .Course Objectives/iframe>

The course of Osteopathy aims at a high quality training for the acquisition of a profile of clinical competence for the osteopathic practice in autonomy, according to the national and international standards of training and education in osteopathy, namely the Osteopathic Practice Guidelines Order of the Osteopathic Council of the United Kingdom ( General Osteopathic Council ) and the Training Guidelines of the World Health Organization.... [-]

Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia Silves Santo André
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Southern Cross University

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) will give you insights and experience into health in the clinical setting while also equipping you with a knowledg ... [+]

Getting into shape doesn’t just mean going to the gym – it requires you to recognize the links between the structure of bones, joints, muscles, and nerves within your body and how they help your body to function.The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) will give you insights and experience into health in the clinical setting while also equipping you with a knowledge of the fundamentals of biomedical science and health.It is important to note that students must complete the Master of Osteopathic Medicine in order to become a registered osteopath. Graduates of this degree will receive four units of advanced standing towards the Southern Cross University Master of Osteopathic Medicine qualification for students - helping accelerate the pathway to becoming a practicing osteopath.... [-]

Australia Bilinga Lismore
March 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Anderson University

The pre-med program is a four-year program terminating in a bachelor's degree. Course preparation must include a year of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemi ... [+]

Anderson University offers pre-health professional programs for students desiring careers in medicine, physical and occupational therapy, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine. Individualized programs are developed for students wishing to enter other health professions not listed above.

Although most pre-health profession students major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, in most cases any major may be chosen as long as particular health-program and course requirements are met. The length and specific course work for each program is variable depending on the field and the individual professional school selected. Each pre-professional program is designed to give the student a broad, Christian, liberal arts preparation for service in the health field of choice.... [-]

USA Anderson
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Barcelona College of Chiropractic - BCC

The BCC curriculum – With the assistance of curriculum development experts, and with feedback from major stakeholders, the BCC has developed its unique curriculum that st ... [+]

The BCC curriculum – With the assistance of curriculum development experts, and with feedback from major stakeholders, the BCC has developed its unique curriculum that strives to marry the discipline of chiropractic with advanced teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

Bilingual College

BCC is an international college with two official languages – Spanish and English. During the first year, the College provides simultaneously translated lectures and supportive language courses, to enable students to follow classes while improving their language. During the last two years, most theory classes are taught in English while practical experience takes place in Spanish.

Personal Development Planning and Reflective Practice ... [-]
Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Full-time
5 - 5 years
Campus