Frequently Asked Questions
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The Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) Program is a 500 hour program that allows students to explore multiple areas of holistic health. Each module consists of courses that were developed using proven, ancient medicine. Students will gain a broad knowledge of different holistic modalities including Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy. Upon completion of the 5 modules, students will be eligible for Board Certification through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Practitioner.
Our students have a diverse background, but we find the majority of our students are already associated with the wellness space in some way. They might be Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Social Workers or Yoga Instructors, just to give you a few examples of career backgrounds. Anyone who has a general interest in learning about aromatherapy, Ayurveda, herbology, homeopathy and whole food nutrition in an organized and affordable school is welcome to apply. Additionally, the HHP program can be a foundational training for building a wellness practice. Our HHP program is the foundational course for our Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant program. OM Wellness Institute also has partnerships with other schools, so our HHP program is the foundation for professional programs in aromatherapy and homeopathy at these institutions.
The HHP program is self-paced. Students are required to submit assignments, answer forum questions, complete projects and take exams. It should take 12 months to complete the HHP program, but you have 24 months to complete it. The program is broken down into 4 modules plus a specialization project.
To complete the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant program, a student must first complete the entire HHP with a specialization in Ayurveda. The entire program should take 18-24 months, but students actually have 36 months to complete the program.
There are some amazing schools out there that will give you a great education. We decided to approach the entire training in a different way. Traditional Ayurveda is amazing and is the root to our school, but many of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants that have completed a more traditional training program are lacking in other important modalities.
We think the best practitioner is one that has knowledge in our 5 core modalities, not just Ayurveda. We believe an Ayurvedic Practitioner will be much better and complete in their training if they are exposed to these other modalities such as; aromatherapy, herbology, homeopathy and whole food nutrition. This is how we are different. We are much more complete in our training.
Additionally, we are much less expensive. The entire two programs combined is $3000.00 (if paid in full). You can become a Holistic Health Practitioner with 700 hours of training and you become a Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant with 500 hours of training. Two amazing credentials, a more robust training program at a great value, combined with a world class delivery and educational format, make us different than other schools on the market.
OM Wellness Institute has a great reputation throughout the country. We strive to do our best, and constantly, borrow, redefine and update our program to remain holistic. For example, a popular integrative health program out of New York has a great program with great teachers, but is very limited in the scope of wellness. They do not include Ayurveda, aromatherapy, herbology, or homeopathy in their program and only teach about diet and nutrition. We spend a lot of time on whole food nutrition and place a large value on the importance of nutrition. The difference is the HHP student will be much more complete and able to guide a person through wellness than a person singularly trained in one specific modality. In addition, the cost is substantially less expensive. We gave just one example of how we are different, but have researched the curriculum at many other schools across the nation because we want to make sure we are simply the best.
Tuition covers the course itself. Books and supplies are separate. Approximately an additional $300 for the entire program. Everything you need for each course will be provided for a cost, conveniently with each module, should you choose to buy the all in one.
OM Wellness Institute is a great value and we would put our program up against any HHP program available for value and professional training. The tuition for the full HHP program is $2250.00. We have been approved by PayPal for financing, so please see the banner advertisement on our payment section of our website for more details. The full HHP program and Ayurvedic program combined is $3000.00 and must be paid in full. If a HHP graduate decides they want to enter the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant program after completing the HHP portion, there will be an additional $750.00 for tuition, and this would also need to be paid in full.
We have very little faith in many of the accreditation agencies in our industry, so we have decided to focus on our Ayurvedic connections. We have a very good relationship with AAPNA and find that their requirements, and association, is of the highest standard. We were fully approved by AAPNA in 2014. Additionally, we have been approved by the International Association of Natural Health Practitioners since 2011.
HHP students will be trained to coach clients, not Diagnosis disease. The HHP program protocols will guide, direct and coach individuals with imbalances leading them toward balance. All OM Wellness Institute HHP students will be well trained on the legal limitations of their practice. For more difficult or complex health concerns, we have advanced practitioners on staff who can help, so please contact the school for more information.
Yes and no. We believe we ask more of our students than any other HHP program in America. There is an application process and not all students will be approved. A letter of interest will be required.
We are always willing to help students with their studies and projects. If a student falls below the standards of the HHP program, an tutor will be available for a small fee. Future graduates are able to be tutors for the HHP program. There is no guarantee that all students will graduate. Our student’s success is important to us, so we provide student support as needed and encourage students to utilize all of the Institutes resources.
All courses are designed to be project-based, experimental, virtual and in a direct direct learning format. We feel as though our course is unique and very different from our competitors.
A HHP student should expect 10-12 hours of study time per week, we use Google Classroom to host our learning website, therefore some computer skills will be helpful (such as email, attaching docs and general computer skills).
We realize life happens, and events might come up that may prevent you from completing the HHP program. The Institute offers a 90% tuition reimbursement up to 7 days after your enrollment in the HHP program. You can receive up to a 60% reimbursement thereafter and up to 14 days after your enrollment. We do not offer refunds after 15 days from the time of your enrollment.
Yes! It’s a top priority of the Institute to add additional training courses for students and graduates so they can continue advancing their holistic health knowledge. As the Institute expands, we will continue to add new and exciting content for students and graduates to take advantage of. All graduates are also required to have a one-on-one career counseling consultation with Dr. David Jameson during the length of their program.
Additionally, all HHP graduates are encouraged to enroll in the advanced training program or transfer into one of our affiliate schools we work with directly.
Yes, all graduates of the HHP program will be required to take 10 hours of CEU credits per year from the approved list of schools. This is a very important aspect of the professionalism of the OM Wellness Institute HHP program. This difficult requirement will always keep our HHP graduates ahead in training and skills. The courses from OM Wellness Institute will be direct study and/or hands-on training courses.