Phoenix-Area School Options for Holistic Nutrition Training
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) is one of the only holistic nutrition schools near Phoenix. It is about 12 miles from downtown in nearby Tempe, which is about a 19-minute drive. This private, for-profit school offers an associate degree program in holistic healthcare with a concentration in Western herbalism and holistic nutrition. It also offers a certificate program in holistic nutrition. These programs have been approved by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
In addition to information on this school's programs, this article contains a table of data about the school, such as enrollment, tuition, percentage of first-year students who get financial aid and the percentage of students who graduate on time. Individuals who are looking for a school may find this table useful as they decide on their education.
These facts about the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts may help prospective students as they try to find the school that's best of them.
|Southwest Institute of Healing Arts|
|School Type||2-year; private for-profit|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||988*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$9,675 - $11,830 for holistic health programs*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid (2016-2017)||89%*|
|Acceptance Rate||NA - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||82% of full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (Students began in 2014-15)||27%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
SWIHA offers two holistic nutrition programs: an on-campus, 2-year degree program in holistic healthcare with a concentration in mind-body transformational psychology and a certificate program in holistic nutrition that's available both on campus and online.
Certificate of Excellence in Holistic Nutrition
SWIHA's certificate program prepares students to provide instruction in healthy eating habits for the purposes of weight management and preventative health practices. Students learn how food choices affect an individual's energy levels, clarity, mood, susceptibility to illness and overall well-being. This 200-hour certificate program includes courses in holistic nutrition foundations, weight management strategies, disease prevention and nutritional supplements. Participants can also take cooking classes that emphasize shopping habits and techniques for preparing whole and raw foods. The program is also offered in an online format.
Associate of Occupational Studies in Holistic Healthcare
This 2-year, 60-credit hour program's mind-body transformational psychology concentration emphasizes the balance between the mind, body and spirit. It incorporates coursework in nutrition, applied entrepreneurship, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, yoga teacher training, spirit releasement and crystal healing. Once completed, students will have finished 1,052 - 1,082 classroom hours of courses.