Holistic Health Practitioner (Diploma)

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. 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 acupuncture, massage and aromatherapy, and biofeedback. 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


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)†

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 School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination. Please refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of the relevant campus catalog for further guidance.

Campus Locations

The Holistic Health Practitioner program is available at the following Brightwood College locations:


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For details about specific program outcomes and offerings, please review the Academic Programs section of your course catalog.

For additional information on tuition and fees, please review the tuition information section of your campus course catalog under Financial Information > Tuition and Fees.