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Holistic Health Programs ~ Human Studies 

Holistic Health Educator (Level I)                                                                                
760 hour program = 300 classroom hours, 420 Directed Study hours, and 40 hours supervised internship hours

Holistic Health Therapist (Level II)                                                                               
760 hour program = 300 classroom hours, 420 Directed Study hours, and 40 hours supervised internship hours        
Requires Level I -Holistic Health Educator Diploma                                                                            
(Students will have completed a total of 1520 hours in holistic health training upon completion of this program.)

Naturopath (Level III)                                                                                    
800 hour program = 300 classroom hours, 480 Directed Study hours, 20 hours supervised internship                    
Requires Level II - Holistic Health Therapist Diploma                                                                        
(Students will have completed a total of 2320 hours in holistic health training upon completion of this program)

Upon completion of all three of Holistic Health Programs (2,320 hours), Hummingbird Institute of Natural Therapies will present you with the title of Naturopath; the traditional diploma available to orthodox naturopaths. Certification is by H.I.N.T.

Internship hours – there are no additional fees for internship hours and students may not charge for their services. To provide students with multiple options to accommodate today’s busy life styles, students have two options for completing intern requirements.

Shadowing -Students may schedule time with one of their instructors to "shadow" or observe them during their professional practice (typically Monday through Friday), at which time the student will have the opportunity to assess and observe the application of the material they are learning. Time will also be given for the student to review the cases for the day with their instructor and ask questions about what they observed. The majority of HINT instructors practice within ten miles of the school.

Intern Days - Students may chose to participate in Intern Days, during which students are given the opportunity to assess and apply what they have learned with volunteers from the community under the guidance of the instructor(s) participating in these days. Intern days are most commonly scheduled on Saturdays with a 30 day notice of such days to students. Volunteers for these days are typically members of the local volunteer fire departments and their families. Intern Days are scheduled at HINT.

There is no profit to the school or the instructors from a student's intern work.

Ideally, students would begin their acquiring their intern hours after attending a minimum of four classes and no less than 30 days prior to their completion date.

 

Naturopathic Doula Program
400 hour program = 120 classroom hours, 180 Directed Study, 100 hours of supervised internship

This program is designed to prepare students to assist in natural childbirth, both in the home and hospital settings. The purpose of a traditional doula is to support the mother throughout the labor and delivery process. A Naturopathic Doula's focus is on supporting the mother, father and other immediate family members throughout the pregnancy, labor & delivery, and the early infancy phases. This program is unique to other birth attendant (doula) programs in that it includes training in multiple holistic health options such as: nutrition, homeopathy, essential oils, etc.

Internship hours - Students must attend three births with at least one birth in the home and one birth in the hospital to gain experience in multiple settings. They must also participate in the pregnancy and infant care of four mothers and their infants. Students may not charge for their services during internship hours.

The school will provide students with prospects for internship hours. Students will have the opportunity to "shadow" or observe their instructors during their professional practice (typically Monday through Friday), when seeing pregnant women and infants, at which time the student will have the opportunity to assess and observe the application of the material they are learning. However, as pregnancy and birth are rarely schedulable events, students should also be prepared for last minute notice of interning opportunities, particularly in the event of a birth.

Directed Studies - directed study hours for all programs involve a combination of reading additional books or school supplied written data and providing practical application of that information in conjunction with the material covered in the classes. Students (except the Doula program) are also required to write a 20 page research paper. The topic of the paper must be approved by HINT and may contain a maximum of 50% facts from the internet.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Holistic Health Programs

Tuition for holistic health programs are $6,200.00 per program. Tuition is discounted to $5,590.00 if paid in full prior to the start of the first class. A payment plan is available, subject to approval by the institute. Payment plan requires $3,200.00 down payment with 12 consecutive monthly payments of $250.00 each.

 

Naturopathic Doula

Tuition for the doula program is $2,500.00. Tuition is discounted to $2,000.00 if paid in full prior to the start of the first class. A payment plan is available, subject to approval by the institute. Payment plan requires $1,500.00 down payment with 5 consecutive monthly payments of $200.00 each.

For all diploma program students, tuition includes classes for the program, all books and all class materials.

 

NON DIPLOMA CLASSES

Individuals may attend up to 3 classes of their choice of the Holistic Health Education program. Individuals who wish to attend additional classes will need to enroll for the full Diploma Program.

Tuition per individual class (for NON-DIPLOMA students only) is $300, which includes the course manual (when applicable), but no other books or supplies. A course manual will be provided, if appropriate. Payment is preferred at least 14 days prior to the class date. Enrollment is on a first-come basis and a seat is guaranteed only after we received payment. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement, provided they have 90% attendance, good participation in the class, and at least 81% on the final test.

Class sizes are limited to 20 students. Seating will be given to enrolled diploma students first.

 

Credit for Previous Education and/or Training

Students who enroll in a program and have previous education and/or training in health or natural health modalities, may apply for credit for applicable portions of the program. Determination of eligibility for credit is granted on a case by case basis. Students will need to submit transcripts from the previous school or training facility and may need to pass an oral examination to ensure that the student possesses skills that are consistent with HINT’s education objectives for that class.

Students granted credit for previous education and training will receive a $200.00 tuition discount per credited class.

 

Enrollment

Students who wish to enroll in one of the diploma programs must provide the following:

  1. High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  2. Valid photo identification
  3. A completed enrollment form
  4. A completed HINT emergency contact form
  5. A list of the classes and dates you plan to attend
  6. Up to date payment of all fees and tuition

Your seat in the program can be held without a copy of the high school diploma; however, no certificates or diplomas will be issued until this documentation is received by the Institute.

 

 

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