AOS Degree in Holistic Healthcare
with a Concentration in Western Herbalism & Nutrition
Take the first step to a healthier life and train to serve in the world as a Western Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist… Discover the Truths about utilizing herbs for natural healing and using food for healthy fuel and nourishment!.
In SWIHA’s Associate Degree in Holistic Healthcare with Concentrations in Western Herbalism and Holistic Nutrition, you will become an environmental steward in your community by educating others to live a more sustainable lifestyle using renewable, non-toxic, affordable and accessible options, avoiding the overuse of costly medications and invasive procedures. At the same time, adopt a healthier, mindful “diet” called S.O.U.L nutrition, which stands for Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local whole food, as the foundation for a new, healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
Enhance your connection with the earth and plants from a spiritual and energetic perspective, as well as from the phytochemical science-focused point of view. Healing with holistic plant medicines is far from a new practice, yet it’s regaining popularity as more healthcare practitioners are recognizing the need for it. This makes choosing herbalist training a wise decision, to create a career you love, and that all will benefit from.
It’s true ~ the foods we choose to eat often profoundly affect our lives and our total well-being. At SWIHA, Holistic Nutrition consists of a mindfulness of the mind-body-spirit connection, recognizing that the nutritional value of the foods taken into the body is essential for completing the circuit between all aspects of our being. Discover and share the real Truths about healthy eating through S.O.U.L nutrition ~ Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local whole food, as the foundation for a new, healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
It’s All Hands-On
In the Western Herbalism aspects of this program, enjoy hands-on, guided intermediate application and experience in arenas such as herb cultivation, research writing, teaching herbalism in the community, retail work, supervised clinic and botanical pharmacy. Science courses include Pathology, Homeopathy and Biosciences, providing the focused connection between body and earth.
In the Holistic Nutrition areas of the program, dive into cooking and taste the benefits of truly healthy foods! Gain a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of whole food nutrition and how it contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Understand the therapeutic properties of unrefined whole-food nutrients, develop healthy shopping habits, utilize high-quality seasonal recipes, plus specific cooking techniques, and more.
Applying Your Completed Degree
Completing this program and the receipt of an AOS Degree provides a contemporary formatted framework of all the appropriate training and experiences to set the stage to become a professional, successful, qualified business person as an Herbalist/Nutritionist. Not only that, but you will be introduced to an array of vocational choices after the program is complete, plus be guided with entrepreneurial and placement support along your journey, and even after graduation!
Our Success Center is always here for you ~ Where Your Success is Our Success. We provide all the tools and support you will need as you apply your degree and share your gifts and graces in the world in a loving and profitable way.
Explore The Possibilities Today.
Are you interested in exploring Western Herbalism and Holistic Nutrition, but aren’t not completely sure about signing up for the full program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you find your bliss that we invite you to sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before deciding whether to enroll. Get a FEEL for what SWIHA is all about!
Need tuition assistance?
Since SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education, students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans.
We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment.**
*Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
**Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.
For more information, give us a call at 480-994-9244.
One of our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.