Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine
The Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine award is a unique series of courses that are rarely found in schools and colleges of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or Natural Medicine.
Our Bachelor’s degree in Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine can enable you to explore the exciting field of natural health and alternative medicine and gain the knowledge to work in the alternative medicine environment.
This degree program is great for practicing healthcare professionals, such as nurses, massage therapists, spa directors and medical assistants, who are looking to incorporate indigenous and traditional natural healing methods into their careers. Students learn about the different modalities associated with alternative medicine with courses such as Ayurveda, SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Herbology and Botany, Nutrition, Anti-Aging, Homeopathy, Detoxification, Antioxidants, Indigenous and Native healing and medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine can provide students with a holistic approach to health and wellness and prepare students for entry-level careers in the alternative medicine field.
Unique requirements require novel approaches. Instead of the traditional (secular) curriculum design, we researched what health educators at both leadership and practitioner levels actually need to know and be able to do in the field of missionary services. We then used this analysis to develop a series of learning outcomes and from this we developed this unique, online curriculum. We have graduated many successful practitioners with these courses. The subjects you study all yield essential knowledge and skills – there is no redundant or superfluous material in your study program.
Our aim is to make studying as pleasant as possible for you without compromising standards. The College residential requirements are modular and allow for the student to begin developing a personal and or clinical practice after the completing the first class! All courses in the on-line curriculum (Second Year) are completely self-contained, online, and, have no prescribed textbooks. In addition, each of these subjects are presented to you in easy to handle units. This Bachelor’s program is produced in a radically different, online format. They are interactive, self-contained formats. The subjects require you to consult our Lesson Readers to complete a series of self-evaluation exams based on a range of online resources provided within each course.
PREREQUISITES: 60 credit hours – Associate Degree minimum or qualification Certificate as a Holistic Health Provider equivalent from a recognized program and or accredited school of Natural Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy etc.
GRADUATION: Completion of all residency, clinics and online course exams; short thesis upon completion.This is the main advantage of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine (ONACS- SCNM) – it provides the practitioner or student with many different tools and protocols to use in clinical practice that go far beyond any one modality.
A Modular System
The Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each individual course. Several of the individual required courses offer independent certificates to demonstrate proficiency and specific recognitions such as the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certificate and The Thai Yoga Teacher Certificate.
The modular course structure based on a combination of traditional in-class and didactic and distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are traveling as much of the course work is on-line format and can easily be completed any where there is a reliable internet connection. Course materials are of the highest standards currently available and easy to follow.
View summary of BSc (HM) curriculum
There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match. The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and its courses have been accredited, authorized and recognized by several agencies and authorities. Click here to see the current list of programmatic recognitions.
It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help. Our BSc Degree program includes over 25 unique complimentary and alternative medicine specialties that are practiced day to day in both private practice and Natural Care clinics around the world.
This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine (SCNM), Dr. Anthony James has been studying natural methods of health for over 30 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, Native American Medicine, homeopathy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture, energy medicine, Iridology, Colon Hydrotherapy, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with additional training and certification in over 50 modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications. Along with, Dr. Charles McWilliams, Dean of the PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine (Nevis, West Indies) our primary educational and medical directors have been studying natural methods of health for over 70 years collectively and have amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.
Not only did the two founders spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but they have applied this knowledge by sponsoring an building a Holistic treatment centers in US, Nevi s West Indies, Ecuador, Thailand and India that use all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Professional Diploma in Natural Health will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at these cutting-edge Holistic Center as part of their requirements.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science Degree - Major: Natural Medicine, there will be further courses to complete, along with the dissertation (400 hours), making a further 2,000 hours. This is added to the 2595 hours of the BSc (NH) making a total of 4,595 hours. This is equivalent to just over 500 days of solid work – a lot can be learned in this time!
Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. James and adjunct faculty at our primary US based physical school in Tampa Florida as well as our satellite and affiliate clinics and training facilities in Nevis, West Indies, Ecuador, Thailand and or Kerala South India and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.
There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Clinics and Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.
In order to complete the Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine there is a dissertation based on empirical work or case studies that needs to be completed by the end of the course.
After completing the Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine it is possible to immediately move on to the postgraduate Doctor of Natural Medicine/ Traditional Naturopath – DNM (ND). Credits from the Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine will be automatically transferrable towards this higher degree. All course work and clinics etc in the BSc (HM) are required and or included in the Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM/ ND) Degree
For BSc (HM) course, curriculum, graduation requirements Click here!
*Requires 2595 class/ course contact hours/ 72 Semester Credit Hours Minimum (includes prerequisites) to graduate.
How much does the BSc. Tuition Cost? Click Here!
Important! Reduced Tuition Scholarships are available! We also have liberal payment plans to work with your life and finances. (Current scholarship and or reduced tuition offers expires June 30th, 2013.)
Not Included: Required housing for residential modules (Ctp1, 2, 3, 4 & one optional week long Clinic/ Board at our sister school/ clinic in Nevis, West Indies) There is a separate meal plan available listed with housing. Electrical for Camping and or Kitchen use fee. Personal medical consultations and or treatments of any kind with Dr. Anthony James or other SCNM/ TYC staff. Personal medical or therapeutic treatments/ consultations are available by appointment at additional expense. See NWS Clinic Menu for details.
Special Tuition for currently enrolled TYC Students and or past graduates!
Can I add this Bachelor of Science Degree – Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine (BSc. (NH)) Degree program to an existing SomaVeda® program I am already enrolled in such as CTP2, TCP, HHPA and or Associates of Arts and or DNM? Yes! We can combine the BSc. Degree with any current SCNM or TYC enrollment. If your currently enrolled or a past graduate of the Thai Yoga Center Certification programs give us a call for some very good news! Call TYC Today!
Please Note: On Site Housing is mandatory to qualify for eligibility for tuition scholarships. On-Site Housing is NOT required to attend SCNM/ TYC programs. Non residential students are considered Student at Large Registrations and may still qualify for special pricing based on date of registration and number of remaining available seats in any given class.
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