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Our Commitment to your Future Success makes a Difference!

We have decades of study, professional experience and academic innovation invested in providing the courses you need to succeed. We take an avid interest in your progress, create an environment that forges life-long relationships and strive to provide an experience that includes academic greatness, personal insights and fun.

It is our responsibility to see that you master the skills you need in your chosen specialization.

Then we go one step further, teaching you how to build and maintain a thriving professional practice.

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Key Aspects of the School

  • At ICoHS we desire to empower students to change their lives
  • ICoHS is proud to have qualified, expert faculty dedicated to student success
  • ICoHS’ commitment to students lasts long after graduation
  • ICoHS offers Financial aid and low-to-no interest loans for those who qualify

Financial Assistance Programs & Scholarships

Our Financial Assistance programs can help you start your education today and provide you with options for financing your future.
Our funding options include; GI Bill/Veteran’s Assistance Grants, Low to No Interest Payment Plans, Ambassador Program Scholarships and and Workforce Investment Opportunity Act Grants.

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Career Readiness and Job Placement Assistance

At ICoHS our commitment to your future success makes a difference! It is our responsibility to see that students master the skills needed in their chosen specialization. Then we go one step further, teaching graduates how to build and maintain a thriving professional practice. Since 1984, thousands of our graduates have gone on to work in rewarding careers in their chosen fields.

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Our Programs

All of the programs offered at ICoHS International College are designed to prepare students for career paths that are challenging and rewarding, critical and in-demand.

Professional Massage Therapist

The Objective of the Professional Massage Therapist program is to offer...

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Holistic Health Practitioner

The Holistic Health Practitioner Course is a 1000-hour program designed...

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Continuing Education

Students or seasoned professionals, looking to enhance their knowledge ...

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Computer Network Technician

We are excited to offer a computer technology program that teaches students

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ICOHS Mind Body Soul Center

Clients may receive combinations of any of the following massage therapies: Relaxation/Parasympathetic, Circulatory, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral, Pregnancy, Lymph Drainage, Structural Integration and more…

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Meet our Faculty

Hugo Anguiano, HHP

ICOHS Instructor

At 28 Hugo was totally physically disabled with Fibromyalgia. He found himself facing a life of pain, medications, disability and a condition that, according to his doctors, would only worsen. After learning Zen-Touch™ at the School of Healing Arts, he found that the more bodywork he was giving, or receiving, the better he felt. Hugo offers a creative approach to cultivating life force through bodywork by integrating profound Eastern principles of balance with a sense of humor.

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Jeff Wergeland

ICOHS Instructor

Jeff first came to the School of Healing Arts in 1995 so that he could take as many classes as possible from his first sports massage instructor, Dave Disney. Dave really inspired Jeff to work with Olympic athletes and since 2001, he has been working with some of the top women professional soccer players in the world including over a dozen Norwegian and U.S. Olympic gold medalists and World Cup Champions. Since 2004, Jeff has been the team massage therapist for the San Diego Sea Lions women’s soccer team and during the fall of 2009, he traveled to Norway to do massage for one of the top women’s soccer clubs there. Jeff helped start the school’s Western Sports Massage internship program and continually strives to provide opportunities for his students to get valuable experience doing massage for some of the top athletes in the San Diego area. Before starting his massage career Jeff graduated first in his class in the college of engineering at San Diego State University and received a microelectronics fellowship to attend graduate school at UC San Diego. At the same he was enjoying this high level of academic success, Jeff was also having serious vision problems which resulted in him having cornea transplants on both eyes. After taking a medical leave of absence from his Ph.D. program, Jeff worked in private industry for several years before starting his transition from engineering into massage. Jeff has been licensed to do massage in the City of San Diego since 1993 and has a private practice called Nordic Touch.

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Karen Heine Zlatic, HHP

ICOHS Instructor

Karen Heine Zlatic has been a leader in Holistic Health, Healing, and Wellness for nearly three decades. With a mission “to always be of service and to treat the body, mind and soul as one,” she began her private practice in 1987. She uses her knowledge and training in massage, nutritional counseling, and natural medicine to assist others in attaining optimal health.

Karen received her certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner from the Institute of Health Sciences in 1987, now known as the School of Healing Arts. She then became an instructor in their Massage Trainee Program. Through the integration of bodywork, communication, and the application of essential oils, Karen finds many compliments to healing.

Currently, Karen continues her private practice as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Natural Healthcare Educator in San Diego, CA. She is an part-time teacher to children in the San Diego Unified School District, to adults in the School of Healing Arts, and to families, groups, or anyone needs assistance in health through the natural protection of essential oils.

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Daniel Bremer

ICOHS Instructor

Daniel is an experienced Science educator who currently attends Law School at the University of San Diego. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before moving to the Phoenix area, where he earned degrees in Education and Political Science from Arizona State University. After graduation, Daniel began his career in education by serving the Phoenix community as an AmeriCorps member in the Teach for America program, with the belief that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. After his AmeriCorps service, he remained in the classroom, teaching a diverse curriculum including Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, and Biotechnology. Presently, he attends the University of San Diego School of Law, where he is learning the skills necessary to continue his advocacy for children and families. Daniel’s philosophy of education seeks to balance Eastern and Western health principals in service of the San Diego community.

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Vanessa Castro

ICOHS Instructor

After obtaining her Massage Therapy certification in 2004, Vanessa was left with a desire to learn more holistic therapies. She had always had an interest in nutrition but it was in an Eastern Nutrition class taken for fun that she really opened up to understanding the healing properties of food and plants. It also intrigued her to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine. The idea that everything is connected, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually resonated with her. This led Vanessa to receive her Associates Degree in Holistic Health, a certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner, with specializations in Tui Na and Asian Healing Arts, and a certification in Holistic Nutritional Health Coaching, earning her membership to The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Currently, Vanessa practices Massage Therapy in both the clinical and spa settings. In recent years she has found a new passion as an instructor, she feels that this isn’t work because “when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life!” Vanessa is always looking to further her education, whether that be learning ways to grow in her massage practice or improving her overall health and wellness.

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Dr. John Economos, PhD, H.H.P, G.C.F.T

ICOHS Instructor

John has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan with specializations in Scientific Methodology and Classical Languages and Literature. He was a member of the Graduate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle for 15 years, and has taught Comparative Religions at the University of New Hampshire, San Diego State University, and is presently Core Adjunct Professor in the Sociology and Health Sciences Department at National University as well as Adjunct in the Business School at the University of Redlands. He is a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators, certified in Traditional Medical Massage of Thailand, has studied Tui Na and Chi Gung in Beijing, China and served many years on the staff of the Gero-Psychiatric Ward of Mission Bay Hospital. He has taught Tai Chi and Stress Reduction techniques around the country for many years as well as in the Scripps Medical System. He also taught at the former IPSB and maintains a private practice in Somatic Education, licensed as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) in the City of San Diego, CA.

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ICOHS Approvals and Affiliations

At ICoHS we are proud of the accreditation we have earned, the strong alliances we have forged, and the partnerships we have created.

Our Location

Located in San Diego’s famous “Little Italy,” the ICoHS campus is just blocks from the San Diego Bay. With every mode of transportation nearby, ICoHS is easily accessible. From our friendly staff to our beautifully designed space, ICoHS provides students with the resources to succeed.


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