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Holistic Health Practitioner


Alternative and natural means of healing, stress management, and well-being are becoming increasingly popular. Holistic medicine treats the whole person using holistic healing, nutrition, and herbs to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself. Earning a diploma from Brightwood College can offer you the opportunity to become part of this rewarding field.

Our holistic health practitioner program can provide you with an integrated approach to health and wellness with skills and techniques in the field of mind/body healing. This is accomplished by providing the knowledge and skills that fuse ancient Eastern natural healing systems with Western medicine.

Some of the techniques and skills you will learn include acupressure, as well as massage and aromatherapy. These methods are meant to treat patients' mental and spiritual health in addition to their physical health. Our holistic health practitioner program can prepare you to seek entry-level positions in the field of holistic health and massage therapy.

Holistic Health Practitioner Program Features

Acquire the education and skills needed for a career as a holistic health practitioner. Our comprehensive program offers the following:

  • Hands-on clinical course instruction
  • Preparation assistance for certification exams
  • Assistance with job placement

Holistic Health and Therapeutic Massage Certifications

Certification or licensure can provide an additional credential for obtaining employment in the field. Successful completion of this program may enable graduates to take the following:

  • NCETMB exam (National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) presented by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Their state examination (if applicable)

Certification and licensure examinations vary by location. Please see your campus' course catalog to determine which certification or licensure exam(s) may be available to you.

Potential Career Opportunities

With a diploma from our holistic health practitioner program, you can seek entry-level positions in these settings:

  • Private offices
  • Massage therapy clinics
  • Chiropractors' and doctors' offices
  • Holistic health clinics
  • Health clubs, fitness centers, and spas
  • Nursing homes and hospitals
  • Sports medicine facilities

The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

Brightwood College in Vista is CAMTC approved (SCH0042).

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