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.
Graduates of the Natural Health Program are versed in a variety of indigenous and holistic modalities and philosophies. They can seek employment in the health and wellness retail sectors, offer community-based wellness consultations, produce natural health products and matriculate into a diploma program at PRC. Credits will transfer directly into a diploma program within the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Diploma of Phytotherapy and the Diploma of Holistic Nutrition.
Admission into the Natural Health Program at Pacific Rim College is on a competitive basis. Entering students must have a high school diploma or an equivalency test, or adequate post-secondary coursework, and all non-native English speaking applicants must demonstrate a mastery of written and spoken English. Any foreign applicant may be required to submit an official score report from an English proficiency exam such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System).
Pacific Rim College is determined to produce only the highest quality health practitioners. As a result, we reserve the right to admit and to retain only students who demonstrate the potential to achieve at the upper-most level. Applicants will be evaluated based on merits such as high academic achievement, emotional maturity, humanitarian activities, morality, community involvement and health-related experience.
Upon favorable review of your application by our admissions committee, you may be contacted for an interview, which can be carried out via telephone if a person-to-person interview is not possible.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is based on a per credit system. Although the college provides a template for course completion within each program, ultimately each student determines his or her course load and schedule and thus per semester tuition. Audited credits do not apply towards graduation requirements. All prices listed are in Canadian dollars. For each semester, full tuition payment is due on the first day of class.