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Top 13 Certificates in Alternative Medicine 2019

Those who choose to get their certificate in a specialized field of their interest are one step ahead of the professional game. By pursuing a certification, for example, you are defining your area of expertise and laying the groundwork for further credentials. 

What is a Certificate in Alternative Medicine? The ever broadening field of alternative medicine is an overarching umbrella for many different types of medical therapy ranging from hydrotherapy to herbal medicine to applied kinesiology to massage to acupuncture to reiki. With a certificate in this subject, you’ll have a good understanding of alternative treatments as a whole. You may even choose to specialize in one particular branch of alternative medicine later on.

Besides growing broader each day, the field of alternative medicine also seems to grow larger and more successful. There is no doubt that these various healing modalities are booming in popularity as society and health shift, and this growth is sure to continue. 

Like any certification program, the cost of an alternative medicine program will certainly vary widely between institutions. In order to make sure you’re getting the best deal for you, speak with your financial aid advisor.

The career path for the alternative medicine trained individual could go in many different directions. If a student was wanting to become a practitioner, they could choose to go on and receive further training in the specialty area of their choice. Or you may choose to be an independent, self employed practitioner. With healing modalities like acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine becoming more and more widely known, clinics, hospitals, universities, hospices, and other care centers are finding that alternative medicine experts are more in demand.

If you wish to pursue your certification in alternative medicine, let’s get started. 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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13 Results in Alternative Medicine

ESO Paris - École Superieure d'Osteopathie (SUPOSTEO)

The purpose of the Certificate of Special Studies in Osteopathy Sports is to achieve a significant level of control to integrate the various sports centers as a key playe ... [+]

The body of a high-level sports is like a clock system where the smallest grain of sand just stop the running of intense physical activity. It is well established Osteopathy's interest in the balance of sports and improving and maintaining performance. Thus, more and more athletes, sports centers, sports associations, federations and care centers rely on the expertise of the osteopath.

The objective of the Specialised Studies Certificate in Osteopathy Sports is toachieve a significant level of control to integrate the various sports centers as a key player.

After this training you will be able to:

Mastering the specificity of sports physiology; Treat sports as a whole; Restoring deficient mobility to allow the regularly sought to maintain its optimum balance body; Integrating multidisciplinary care teams in hospitals, clinics and sports facilities. ... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
18 days
Campus
National University of Health Sciences

The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our di ... [+]

Program Overview

The massage therapy programs at National University provide thorough training in every area necessary to practice successfully as a professional massage therapist. Our distinctive curriculum provides you with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology, includes the study of massage theory and history, and offers extensive training in clinical massage as well as business practices and ethics. You will be prepared for immediate work in any healthcare setting or for self-employment.

Curriculum

You can earn your Certification in Massage Therapy in 3 trimesters or just one year of convenient evening classes. Or, if you've earned your general education requirements toward a two-year degree at another college, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy by completing our program. ... [-]

USA Lombard Saint Petersburg
January 2020
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

The Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork certificate demonstrates significant training to clients and prospective employers. This program at Pacific College emphasizes Orient ... [+]

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate program has been specially designed to merge our quality education with convenience. A blend of expertly instructed classroom and online courses in Asian Bodywork and Massage Therapy offers the opportunity to practice hands-on training on campus with our distinguished faculty, some of the best teaching at massage schools in California, while doing some of your coursework on your own time and in your own space.

The Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork certificate demonstrates significant training to clients and prospective employers. This program at Pacific College emphasizes Oriental medical theory, tui na, and the development of the student’s ability to understand the causes and symptoms of a disease.... [-]

USA San Diego Chicago New York
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Online & Campus Combined
Pacific Rim College

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP) is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to whole foods nutrition and the medicinal uses of food according t ... [+]

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP) is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to whole foods nutrition and the medicinal uses of food according to various cultures. Graduates of this program can use knowledge and experience gained to advocate for healthier and more sustainable food choices. They can work in the health and wellness retail sector, grow and maintain urban and rural gardens, assist family and friends in making healthier food choices, or matriculate into the Diploma of the Holistic Nutrition program at PRC.

Study Options

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program is offered twice yearly, with programs beginning in January and September. Classes are scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday days.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Part-time
4 months
Campus
Of Course Learning

Become a respected and confident certified Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher in the comfort and privacy of your own home, working at your own pace, with our Usui Reik ... [+]

Become a respected and confident certified Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher in the comfort and privacy of your own home, working at your own pace, with our Usui Reiki Master Video Home Study Course with Reiki Masters, Dr. Gaynor du Perez, and Dr. Emma Bisschoff.

Our Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher Video Home Study Course is built around our 3 best-selling Usui Reiki manuals.

With around 300 pages of text and full-color images covering all three levels of Reiki within 49 individual reiki lessons, our Reiki Master Teacher home study course is ideal for both the complete novice who is new to Reiki, as well as the more experienced Reiki Practitioner and/or Reiki Masters.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Pacific Rim College

The Holistic Doula Certificate is a 13.5 week, 270-hour program that prepares students to work as both Doulas and Postpartum Doulas. It is the most comprehensive Doula pr ... [+]

Holistic Doula Certificate

The Holistic Doula Certificate is a 13.5 week, 270-hour program that prepares students to work as both Doulas and Postpartum Doulas. It is the most comprehensive Doula program offered in North America.

The education and training provided within the Holistic Doula Certificate Program are based on complementary and integrative approaches, bridging Western Medicine with holistic therapies. The program provides strong education and practical foundation in many therapeutic approaches, thereby creating competent and confident Doulas when working with laboring mothers and building their practices. No single therapeutic approach or discipline taught is meant to be comprehensive and to lead to students becoming practitioners in that particular area. Instead, each component adds to the Doula's competency and thus value to the laboring mother and her family. By gaining a comprehensive education in a variety of disciplines, program graduates will be poised to change the current standards of what it means to be a Doula in North America. All students are eligible to partake in the Doula Mentorship once they have completed all classroom requirements of the certificate program.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
14 weeks
Campus
Pacific Rim College

The Community Herbalist Program is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to the incredible world of plants and their medicinal uses according to various cultu ... [+]

Community Herbalist Certificate

The Community Herbalist Program is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to the incredible world of plants and their medicinal uses according to various cultures. This program explores the history of plant-based therapies and how to identify and cultivate herbs, use plant-based foods to maintain health, and make and apply herbal remedies to restore health.

Graduates of this program can use knowledge and experience gained to establish a community-based herbal clinic to assist family and friends, work in the health and wellness retail sector, grow and maintain herbal gardens, create herbal preparations or matriculate into the Diploma of Phytotherapy program at PRC.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 months
Campus
iStudy

Sports players put a lot of toll on their bodies. It is said that whenever a wrestler enters the squared circle, they basically put their bodies through a car crash. That ... [+]

Course Highlights

Certificate in Sports Massage is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Qualification Standards & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Certificate in Sports Massage into 8 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 5 hours, 40 minutes hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

Application of pressure on several different parts of the human body in order to relieve stress is known as reflexology. It acts as an alternative to traditional medicine ... [+]

Course Highlights

Certificate in Reflexology is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Qualification Standards& CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Certificate in Reflexology into 10 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 7 hours, 12 minutes hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

The Acupressure for Pain Relief will teach you how acupressure works, how to apply the therapy and the steps to take to open a business helping clients to overcome their ... [+]

Who is this Course for?

Acupressure for Pain Relief is certified by CPD Qualifications Standards and CiQ. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic background.

Requirements

Our Acupressure for Pain Relief is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification ... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

This 5 Shu Antique Points Yang Meridians is designed to train you in acupressure for relaxation and pain conditions. You will receive all the required knowledge & com ... [+]

Who is this Course for?

5 Shu Antique Points Yang Meridians is certified by CPD Qualifications Standards and CiQ. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

Requirements

Our 5 Shu Antique Points Yang Meridians is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification

This course does not involve any assessment. Students can order their course completion Certificate at an additional cost of £39 for hard copy and in PDF format at £24.... [-]

Full-time
Part-time
Online
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The goal of the Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine. This online self-improvement course is free. ... [+]

Purpose

The goal of the Chinese Medicine Philosophy is to introduce the concepts and philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine.

Overview of the Course

This Self-Improvement Course is one of the most popular short courses of the institution. It is comprised of courses in acupuncture theory and philosophy. The program is fully online and at your own pace, and the courses are personalized to maximize your learning ability.

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USA Houston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 months
Online
University Of Maryland Baltimore

This unique 12-credit Online Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness program is entirely online and can help advance your career in integrative health and ... [+]

This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career in integrative health and wellness.

Integrative health is a $40 billion global industry, and it's shaping the future of health care. To be a part of this movement, health care providers need a quick, targeted pathway to the knowledge and skills that will help them thrive. Designed specifically for busy professionals seeking to develop fluency in integrative health and a holistic approach to their clinical practices, our evidence-based Integrative Health and Wellness online certificate program is taught by expert researchers and clinicians in the field. Through scientific study and experiential learning, you’ll learn practical healing tools that will allow your clients to experience the benefits of integrative health immediately.... [-]

USA Baltimore
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
Online