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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.

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30 Results in Alternative Medicine

ITM Thai Hand International Training Massage School Berlin

Upon completion, students will have a substantial foundation of the major positions of Thai Massage and can expect to perform a comprehensive 1 ½ to 3 hour Thai Massage. ... [+]

About

Prerequisite: ITM Level I

• Expands on the techniques learned in Level I to cover the Side, Back (Prone) and Sitting Positions• Advanced yoga-like stretching movements• Upon completion, students will have a substantial foundation of the major positions of Thai Massage and can expect to perform a comprehensive 1 ½ to 3 hour Thai Massage

Fees

Costs € 590

(incl: didactic materials, unlimited tuition, international certification)

ITM Internationally recognized diploma after successful completion of the practical exam.You can take the exam whenever you feel ready.

Because we think practice makes perfect you can follow this course as many times as you like without extra costs!... [-]

Germany Berlin
March 2019
2 - 4 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
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
March 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
FutureLearn

Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health, and lifestyle today, with this free online course. ... [+]

Gain skills to evaluate nutrition information and apply to your own diet

This course will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies.

Each week we look at a different theme:

The makings of a ‘healthy diet’: Which components of your diet can promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of diseases? Why do we eat what we eat? What are the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices? Food and disease: Can you really eat your way to health? Nutrition fads, myths, and the plain truth: Are our genes to be blamed for our current nutritional habits? What topics will you cover?

By the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
November 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
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
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
Winterline Global Skills

Experience different wellness strategies: traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage, Ayurvedic principles. From Western medicine, you’ll earn certification in emergency ... [+]

Health, Medicine, & Wellness

FEBRUARY 3, 2018 – APRIL 29, 2018 India, Thailand, Cambodia You only get one body per lifetime; it demands your care and understanding. So whether you are interested in wellness as a course of study, a future career or simply a smart lifestyle choice, this program will lay the foundation on which you can build on your whole life. Experience different wellness strategies: traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage, Ayurvedic principles. From Western medicine, you’ll earn certification in emergency care, learn about common diseases like hypertension and diabetes, assist in diagnosis and treatments. And you’ll develop valuable caregiving skills, including communication, listening, leadership, problem-solving and critical thinking. Know yourself, feel better, live healthier.... [-]

India Mumbai China Beijing Thailand Bangkok  + 2 More
June 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
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
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
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
Of Course Learning

Learn how to use mindfulness meditation to deal with stress and anxiety, to improve concentration and focus and to help increase your performance and overall well being. ... [+]

Learn how to use mindfulness meditation to deal with stress and anxiety, to improve concentration and focus and to help increase your performance and overall well being.

Today’s world is always in a rush, but Dr Candace Cheng, the founder of YOU Productions, will teach you how to experience it to the full through mindfulness and meditation.

This course consists primarily of videos to guide you through mindfulness meditations. You can complete the videos in sequence or simply select the ones of interest.

Neurologists have researched the positive effects of this sort of meditation and have found that meditating regularly, even for short periods of time, can help to improve one’s mental and physical well-being. Amongst other benefits, mindfulness helps to reduce:... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
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
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
Provo College

Would you like to work in a spa, resort, or cruise ship or own your own business? Do you want to quickly earn your massage therapist certification? Provo College’s Massag ... [+]

Would you like to work in a spa, resort, or cruise ship or own your own business? Do you want to quickly earn your massage therapist certification? Provo College’s Massage Therapy program teaches the essential therapeutic competencies and solid business skills you need to become a well-rounded, successful massage therapist.

The Utah Occupational Long-Term Projections forecast that massage therapists will be among the fastest growing careers through 2020, with a projected total job growth of 34% or 2,130 jobs, (Utah Department of Workforce Services Occupational Projections, 2012). Contact us today to find out about financial aid, courses, and anything else you want to know about getting a Massage Therapy Degree.... [-]

USA Provo
September 2019
Full-time
Campus