Energy healing is a specialized area in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. Energy healers use the body's energy fields to heal and restore health.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Schools
These schools offer alternative and complementary medical programs, which may include energy therapy.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees(2015-16)*|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver||Denver, CO||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$6,420 in-state, $20,057 out-of-state|
|Drexel University||Philadelphia, PA||4-year, Private||Postgraduate Certificate||$31,519|
|Northern Essex Community College||Haverhill, MA||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$4,560 in-state, $10,344 out-of-state|
|St. Catherine University||St. Paul, MN||4-year, Private||Master's, Postgraduate Certificate||$13,878|
|University of New Mexico - Taos Campus||Ranchos de Taos, NM||2-year, Public||Undergraduate Certificate||$1,872 in-state, $4,854 out-of-state|
|Everglades University||Boca Raton, FL||4-year, Private||Bachelor's||$16,648|
|Maryland University of Integrative Health||Laurel, MD||4-year, Private||Master's, Doctoral, Postgraduate Certificate||$18,605|
|Southwest Institute of Healing Arts||Tempe, AZ||2-year, Private||Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate||$17,880|
|University of East-West Medicine||Sunnyvale, CA||4-year, Private||Master's,Doctoral||$6,560|
*Source: NCES College Navigator.
School Selection Criteria
Programs in energy healing vary considerably in their focus, so students should take the following into consideration when choosing a school:
- Students should consider whether they want to generalize in multiple areas or specialize in a particular area, such as Reiki healing, Chi healing or Qigong.
- Complementary and alternative medicine is a broad field, so students need to look for programs that focus simply on energy healing.
- Students should consider programs located near the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, hospitals or clinics since these can offer internship, research and other training opportunities.
Energy therapy may be offered as a certificate program or as an integrated part of a degree in alternative medicine. Degrees in alternative medicine range from associate's all the way to doctoral level.