Filter
Courses

Best 30 Courses in Alternative Medicine 2019

Many people from all over the world enroll in courses to enrich their knowledge of a particular subject area. Courses vary broadly when it comes to subject matter, length and cost.

Just what is a course in alternative medicine? This program of study gives participants the educational foundation necessary to work within the fields of natural medicine and holistic health. Curriculum varies considerably from that which is taught in a traditional, science-based medicine program, and it instead focuses on subjects such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda-based medicine and holistic healing. Some degree of variation should be expected from one alternative medicine course to the next, as some focus on particular aspects of alternative or natural medicine, such as the belief system behind it, while others take a more all-encompassing approach to the subject matter.

Many people who take courses in natural medicine not only expand their knowledge of the topic, but they also improve their earning potential and give themselves more career opportunities within the field.

Tuition costs for enrolling in alternative medicine courses vary broadly based on where the educational institution offering the program is located and how popular the course is. Check with each program of interest for up-to-date enrollment information and tuition specifics.

Many career paths exist for those who complete courses in alternative medicine. Many participants go on to work as natural or holistic healers. Others become naturopaths, homeopaths, massage therapists or reiki specialists. Others work teaching yoga, tai chi or a related discipline. Some course participants choose to expand their knowledge of alternative medicine even further and pursue an academic degree in the field, while others choose to teach some aspect of alternative medicine in educational, institutional or private settings. 

Our database offers information about the many alternative medicine courses currently offered online by respected educational institutions around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read More Read Less

30 Results in Alternative Medicine

ITM Thai Hand International Training Massage School Berlin

For Massage Therapists and absolute beginners and fans of massage. ... [+]

About

Prerequisite: None

For Massage Therapists and absolute beginners and fans of massage.

Working with the reflex points on the feet which correspond to each organ and system in the body: Emphasis is placed on a hands-on technique used to loosen up and relax the feet as well as to encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance. Learn Thai-style application technique using a Reflexology stick. Inclusive didactic materials and Reflexology stick. More about Thai Foot Reflexology Massage read below box. Fees

Costs € 490

Thai Hand Berlin Level I & Level II certification students have discount and pay only € 390,- (incl: didactic materials, unlimited tuition, international certification)... [-]

Germany Berlin
May 2019
2 - 3 days
Campus
Canadian College Of Massage & Hydrotherapy

If you are a prospective student looking for a more expedient schedule and wish to take our MT Diploma Program in a more abbreviated time frame this option could be for y ... [+]

If you are a prospective student looking for a more expedient schedule and wish to take our MT Diploma Program in a more abbreviated time frame this option could be for you. The accelerated program offers the same high-quality curriculum and exceptional instruction in a shorter timeframe without the breaks offered in the 21-month program.

Semester Overview

Semester 1

At the start of our 2218-hour competency-based program, students are introduced to musculoskeletal anatomy, including palpation and kinesiology, which forms the core expertise base for massage therapists. In addition, students begin their journey of learning the massage and assessment skills required to start clinical practice. Finally, the subjects of ethics, professionalism, and communication within the therapeutic relationship, support them in understanding and fulfilling their role as a healthcare professional.... [-]

Canada Toronto Cambridge Halifax Regional Municipality
January 2020
Full-time
16 months
Campus
The College, Swansea University

This is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy. Students successfully completing it will gain a Master’s level qualification which will give the skills and competencies ... [+]

This is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy. Students successfully completing it will gain a Master’s level qualification which will:

Give the skills and competencies necessary to become a registered osteopath, Develop self-confidence and apply knowledge for practice within a safe environment, Promote evidence-based practice, personal and professional development.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
ATI College

Massage Therapy program prepares students for entry-level massage therapist positions to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the applicat ... [+]

Massage Therapy program prepares students for entry-level massage therapist positions to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. The program includes instructions in anatomy & physiology, pathology, business marketing, ethical practice to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in anatomy & physiology, pathology, business marketing, ethical practice, Thai massage, Shiatsu massage, deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, sports massage, and foot reflexology among many other techniques widely used by massage therapists.... [-]

USA Norwalk Los Angeles
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
Campus
University of Almeria

This course offers students the opportunity to experience and learn about different disciplines such as psychology, education, physiotherapy or the sciences of physical a ... [+]

Introduction

This course offers students the opportunity to experience and learn about different disciplines such as psychology, education, physiotherapy or the sciences of physical activity and sports, all in a course of 80 hours where they will experience first hand what they would be brief brushstrokes of what the Universidad de Almería offers as a complete professional training through the different degrees offered. These areas of knowledge are eminently beneficial for health and personal harmony, so we will take advantage of all the practical and innovative that can offer us to apply it in our day to day and also be able to share it with our loved ones in order to experience a better quality of life. In this way, we can have different knowledge and tools for a goal that every human being carries with him throughout his life: Happiness.... [-]

Spain Almería
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
International Career Institute

Massage therapy is recognized by many individuals and even by medical professionals as highly effective in alleviating and managing many kinds of body pains and illnesses ... [+]

Massage therapy is recognized by many individuals and even by medical professionals as highly effective in alleviating and managing many kinds of body pains and illnesses. With such acceptance, it is not surprising that the massage industry grew to a remarkable level. Join this fast-rising industry today by completing a massage course from ICI.

Course Outline Therapeutic Massage Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners Human Anatomy and Physiology Effects, Benefits, Indications, and Contraindications of Massage Equipment and Products Sanitary and Safety Practices Massage Movements Massage Techniques Therapeutic Procedure Hydrotherapy Massage In a Spa Setting Massage In Medicine Athletic and Sport Massage Therapeutic Massage Styles Therapeutic Exercise Business Practices (employment / running your own practice) Career Prospects ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

Do you want to learn about alternative medicine? Do you want to learn more about the wonders of herbs and their benefits? Then this Diploma Course will answer your concer ... [+]

Courses in Alternative Medicine. Who is the course for? Employees or businessmen of Herbal Medicine and other businessmen who want to learn how to build successful Online Herbal Medicine Marketing People who have an interest in Online Herbal Medicine Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds. Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification; Access to... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

The art of releasing stress with Aromatherapy, Holistic & Massage Therapy Are you interested in learning massage? Is the daily workload causing too much stress? Then ... [+]

Course Highlights

Aromatherapy, Holistic & Massage Therapy Accredited Course is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & 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 Aromatherapy, Holistic & Massage Therapy Accredited Course into 54 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 1 day, 4 hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Hamilton College

Students will learn in–depth the practical applications of massage and bodywork. This course includes Externship. Employment Outlook: Massage Therapist, Chiropractor Assi ... [+]

Massage Therapy Aide

Students will learn in–depth the practical applications of massage and bodywork. This course includes Externship.

Employment Outlook: Massage Therapist, Chiropractor Assistant, Recreational Therapist, Acupuncture Assistant, & Health/ Fitness Assistant, and more.

Program:

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays) 2pm-6pm 10-month program Certification Course

Module I: Massage History, Theory, and Business, Aromatherapy

After completing this module the student will be able to explain the rich heritage and history of therapeutic massage and the influence of historical event on the current development of it. The student will also review professional ethics, laws, and regulations governing the practice of massage. Students will learn the practice of aromatherapy.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

In this class, you will learn some self-massage, as well as how to give and receive short messages of the hands, feet, shoulders, upper back and head, for relaxation and ... [+]

Working in the health and care professions is a rewarding experience. Your first step to a career in health and care starts at Kensington and Chelsea College.

You may have been out of education for a while in which case the Pre Access and Access course will help you to develop the skills that you need to progress into Higher Education in a health-related field.

Course Overview

In this class, you will learn some self-massage, as well as how to give and receive short messages of the hands, feet, shoulders, upper back and head, for relaxation and fun.

If you have done massage before, you will learn how to give longer messages using different strokes.

Campus: Kensingt... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part-time
30 weeks
Campus
Oplex Careers

We’re offering you an online Massage Therapy training course for just £29. Whether you need to brighten up your CV, looking for a career change or just want to learn some ... [+]

Apply Now for Summer 2017

We’re offering you an online Massage Therapy training course for just £29. Whether you need to brighten up your CV, looking for a career change or just want to learn something new, the online Massage Therapy course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn about Massage therapy and the health benefits of this practice.

Course Highlights Price: Only £29.00 Was £249.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 80 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 12-course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Pacific Rim College

The Natural Health Program is a 2-year (4-semester) program that provides students with an overview of many natural health disciplines. The NHP can be taken as an indepen ... [+]

Natural Health Certificate

The Natural Health Program is a 2-year (4-semester) program that provides students with an overview of many natural health disciplines. The NHP can be taken as an independent certificate program or can be an entry program into another school or program at PRC. Students must successfully complete each of the following courses in order to graduate. Elective requirements may be satisfied by successful completion of any curriculum course offered in the School of Phytotherapy, School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and School of Holistic Nutrition. Certain Continuing Education courses may also count as elective credits.

Both part-time and full-time study options are available to students.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Linguistic Horizons

Learn about Holistic Nutrition and Natural Medicine in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. This program was designed for those interested in gaining a better understand ... [+]

Nutrition and Natural Medicine in PERU Nutrition and Natural Medicine: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru!

Now Accepting Winter Break & Summer applications! Priority is given to those who apply first as space is limited.

Nutrition and Natural Medicine Program Dates

See website for program dates and deadlines. http://www.linguistichorizons.com/nutrition-and-natural-medicine/

Nutrition and Natural Medicine Program Fee

$2,695 ~

Nutrition and Natural Medicine Program Description

Peruvian Superfoods * Andean Natural Medicine * Nutrition * Holistic Healthcare * Organic Farming * Vegan Cooking * Peruvian & Andean Cultures * Medicinal Plants * Cleansing

Learn about Holistic Nutrition and Natural Medicine in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. This program was designed for those interested in gaining a better understanding of food as medicine, plant-based medicine, and nutrition. We will learn from a variety of experts including a local herbalist, an Andean medicine practitioner, a vegan chef, a nutritionist, Andean guides, and organic farming specialists. We take a very hands-on approach to learning through workshops, cooking classes, hikes, patient treatments, and gardening. Identifying Medicinal Plants with a local HerbalistTreating Patients with Plant-based Medicines... [-]

Peru Cusco
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 24 weeks
Campus
ISMET - Formación en salud y terapias naturales

Qualification Once completed and passed the evaluation tests of all subjects will be processed the "Graduate in Structural Osteopathy" (1.114h), once passed and completed ... [+]

Study Modalities

On-site in mornings

Subjects of health sciences in afternoon and Saturday group, or Online mode. There is the possibility of combining several modalities, check availability of each subject.

Access to studies: currently, natural therapies training is not regulated by the Ministry of Education, and therefore the access required of students is ESO or equivalent

Professional outings

Open an osteopathic care center, work in health centers, rehabilitation centers, sports centers, spas, hotels, luxury cruise, spas and wellness centers.

Titling

Once completed and passed the evaluation tests of all subjects will be processed the "Graduate in Structural Osteopathy" (1.114h), once passed and completed the second course... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Bjørknes College

As is known, there is no chiropractor education in Norway, and Norwegian students may travel abroad. Our new study program is a combination of one year of medical science ... [+]

As is known, there is no chiropractor education in N orge, and Norwegian students may travel abroad. Our new study program is a combination of one year of medical science at Bjørknes College and 4 years at Murdoch University in Perth. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to become a chiropractor.

Medisin grundfag is an open study where anyone with general study qualifications can apply. To move on to the second year of chiropractor education in Australia, you must meet the following requirements:

At least 4 in character from vgs At least 4 in two subjects (biology and chemistry is recommended) At least C on all exams from medicine basic subjects Study start in Australia is in February each year. ... [-]
Norway Oslo
August 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus