About ICoHS

Inspiring the Path of Balance

Our commitment to your future success makes a difference! We have 30 years of academic greatness, professional experience and holistic innovation invested in providing the courses you need to succeed!

Our students come from all paths of life, but they all have one thing in common – a strong desire to improve the health and well-being of others. ICoHS students find their time here exciting, challenging and fulfilling. Many of our graduates tell us that their experience at ICoHS ignites a passion they have long been seeking in their lives. They also report that their own health has improved and that they experience a more balanced integration of professional life with personal beliefs and values.

Withe an ICoHS education, these same benefits can be yours. Start your holistic journey today!

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Our History

ICoHS International College was originally founded by Doug Peterson in 1984 as the Institute of Health Sciences. In 1990, under the direction of Seymour Koblin and the Board of Directors, the name of the school changed to The School of Healing Arts to better reflect the community oriented vision of holistic health. For over 30 years, the School of Healing Arts has played an important role in helping students receive training in the field of Eastern and Western approaches to massage, nutrition, herbs, exercise and other holistic health modalities.

In 2015, the Board of Directors, envisioned the School of Healing Arts expanding internationally. This vision ultimately led to the institution changing the name from the School of Healing Arts to International College of Holistic Studies, (ICOHS) located in the heart of downtown San Diego.

ICoHS continues to evolve, becoming ICoHS International College in 2018. ICoHS is proud to now offer new programs, including our Computer Technician program, and exciting new career paths to students wishing to change and improve their lives.

As a non-profit 501c3 school, ICoHS International College works with the Board of Directors: Kieu L. Vo, Ronald M. Sahmel and Dr. Lucy Scantlebury. The School’s operations are governed by the Board of Directors.

Campus Location And Hours


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.

Office Hours

The Administration Office is open during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday varies depending on training