Can I do the program in less than 4 years?
Our program is designed to fully equip an individual with the skills they need to practice classical homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is a deep and complex profession and requires time and experience to properly absorb and integrate the material. Our program is one of the most comprehensive homeopathic training programs in North America, therefore we have given much thought in how to design our program to produce the most highly qualified individuals in this profession.
Can I get credit for other homeopathic courses I’ve taken?
Because programs vary, we have a placement exam to help determine where you would fit within our program and if you can place out of part of the program. You must complete at least three full years of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy program in order to receive a diploma from NAH.
Do I need a degree or prior medical training?
Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy accepts motivated and talented students from diverse backgrounds; previous training in a health care field is not mandatory. It is highly recommended that prospective students have completed at least two years of accredited post-secondary education before entering this Professional Training Program. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.
Do you provide financial aid?
No, the school is a private non-profit institution so we do not have any financial aid. As a goal we keep our tuition as affordable as we can to help students with the process. We also have a monthly payment plan to assist individuals.
How does the distance learning program work?
For over twenty years, NAH has been preparing homeopaths in an in-person learning environment. With advances in technology, we are able to offer our successful program and community learning format to more people who are not able to travel to Minnesota each month.
This is not a self-paced or pre-recorded program. During years 1 and 2, all classes are held live during the three day weekend sessions and distance students attend via webinar technology and participate in the live class. We suggest that all students be present in our classroom location at least two times per calendar year if possible, with one of those weekends being the first month of the program.
All students participate at a distance during the webinar sessions and study groups in the weeks between live classroom sessions.
A vital part of the program at NAH is the in-depth, hands-on clinical training. Students work in the faculty supervised student clinic and manage a caseload of clients. For that reason, we expect all third and fourth year students to attend in-person every other month for three day weekends. The class sessions during the intervening months of years 3 and 4 will all be held via webinar.
How much time will I need to devote to studying?
While this varies per individual, on average students have found that 10-15 hours per week are needed outside of class and webinar time.
What are the costs for books?
Seventy-five percent of the book costs are incurred for the first year. You may purchase these books through a supplier for a discount for approximately $250-$300. You may also purchased used copies of these books for even less through resellers on Amazon. All the books purchased for the program are used throughout the four years and are valuable resources while practicing.
What are the technology requirements for a student?
Students will need access to a computer with a webcam and access to an internet connection fast enough to stream video. Schedules, handouts, and homework are shared via a learning management system. Audio recordings of classes are available on a shared internet location. Students may also need access to a printer from time to time.
What kind of certification is required to practice Homeopathy in Minnesota or other states?
At this time, the practice of homeopathy does not require certification in Minnesota. However, NAH graduates are encouraged to pursue homeopathic certification through the Council for Homeopathic Certification. This certification is widely recognized in the United States as a designation for well-trained classical homeopathic practitioners. For more information on the certification process, you can visit the CHC website at http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com. Graduates of Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy have met all the requirements necessary to sit for the CHC certification exam.
Since 2000, there has been legislation in place in Minnesota that supports the practice of homeopathy by unlicensed practitioners. For information on states other than Minnesota, visit http://www.nationalhealthfreedom.org.
When can I apply?
You can apply now for Class 15 which begins January 2020. We have a maximum class size of 24 students in order to provide the highest quality learning environment. Early application is appreciated. Applications submitted after December 1 can still be accepted depending on space in the class.