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    Natural Health Degrees

    I'm thinking about pursuing one of these online degrees while I finish my Bachelors in Engineering. I was thinking of getting a Doctorate of philosophy in holistic health. I was wondering does anyone know where I should start? I've already done some searches but I was looking for some more input.

    If I get this degree I am thinking that I could start a Wellness Center and be a part of this growing industry.

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    If you're thinking of starting a "Wellness Center", be sure that your credentials are sufficient for whatever liscense you may need. Talk to others running a Wellness Center. I hope my experience is helpful... Many years ago I considered an online health degree. I was concerned because the "college" website was not <xxx>.edu

    I wrote to the state's Dept of Higher Education:
    Is Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham a "real" school?
    Are the degrees they confer legitimate?
    They responded:
    Clayton College of Natural Health is not accredited by an agency
    recognized either by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the
    U. S. Department of Education. Therefore we do not consider this to be an
    accredited institution. It is my understanding that the institution has
    not been licensed to do business in Alabama, but to verify this information
    you need to contact the Division of Licensure of the Alabama Department of
    Postsecondary Education (334-834-6699) located at 444 S. Decatur Street,
    Montgomery, AL 36106.

    In response to your question regarding the validity of degrees earned at
    this institution, my assumption is that they would be valid only where
    accredited degrees were not required and where state licensure was not
    necessary. I know of no institution in the state of Alabama that would
    accept credits earned at Clayton. For information on other accredited
    institutions that may offer the type of program you are seeking I would
    suggest that you contact the Distance Education Training Council, the
    national accrediting agency for distance education degrees (www.detc.org )
    or the electronic campus that involves institutions that are all regionally
    accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    (www.electroniccampus.org).
    "Let your food be your medicine" - Hippocrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat View Post
    If you're thinking of starting a "Wellness Center", be sure that your credentials are sufficient for whatever liscense you may need. Talk to others running a Wellness Center. I hope my experience is helpful... Many years ago I considered an online health degree. I was concerned because the "college" website was not <xxx>.edu
    Hi Goat. Thanks for your response. I was looking at Clayton College as well as a few others. The one that started me off on this fix was the Global College of Natural Medicine. I guess I'll just have to do as you say and find some already existing wellness centers and ask for their advice.

    I would like to get into pretty much all alternative medicines. I'd like to have a vast knowledge of all the different methods of mind/body healing and preventive medicine. I may have to just go with Chiropractic and do the others as a hobby like laser therapy, massage therapy and so on, just so I can have a license to do a private practice.

    I was reading that California has taken some big strides regarding schooling and licensing etc. I'll have to look and see if they have a online program somewhere and once I complete it maybe move over there. Thanks again for the input.

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