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Holistic Health Practitioner Program in San Diego, CA

Our Holistic Health Practitioner Program provides advanced training with an emphasis on herbology, modalities, nutrition, and advanced massage techniques to better equip you to meet the unique requirements of each of your clients.
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Feb 26th

Become a Holistic Health Practitioner Using Integrative Modalities

As part of our holistic studies, the Holistic Health Practitioner Program provides a higher level of education and trains your body and mind to work as a licensed practitioner in the state of California. After you complete our Professional Massage Therapy program, you will receive six additional classes in advanced topics and modalities to help you become a highly skilled holistic health practitioner.

Our students complete high-level advanced holistic applications that can be applied to the massage and bodywork skills you gain in the program. We provide various tools for you to succeed as a member of an integrative healthcare team and prepare you for your desired specialty or focus.

In addition, students receive training on the following:

  • Energy Medicine Modalities (Sound and color therapy, Crystals, Chakra Healing)
  • Holistic Health Applications (Mindfulness, Breathwork, Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy)
  • Advanced Orthopedic Assessments
  • Hot Stones and Cupping Massage
  • Hands-On Experience – you’ll have the opportunity to practice in our student Mind, Body, Soul clinic.

We also have a course dedicated to starting your own massage therapy business that will give you a working business plan as you complete our program.

ACCET is listed by the U. S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. 

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Program Information

The Holistic Health Practitioner Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of holistic health principles and practices. Students will learn various holistic modalities, including energy healing, bodywork, herbal medicine, and nutrition, to promote overall wellbeing and support clients on their holistic health journeys. The program offers a well-rounded education in holistic health, allowing students to choose their specialization based on their interests and career goals. It equips them with the knowledge and skills to promote holistic wellbeing and support clients on their holistic health journeys.

Program Highlights:

  • Comprehensive curriculum covering various holistic modalities.
  • Eastern and western track for specialization option.
  • Combination of theoretical knowledge and hands on practical experience.
  • Certification opportunities in multiple holistic specialties.
  • Alignment with reputable certification boards for each course.
  • Emphasis on holistic health coaching to support clients’ wellbeing.

 

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Holistic Health Practitioner Program Course List

All courses are 100 clock hours, and our Holistic Health Program is a total of 1180 hours.  After completion of our 630-hour Professional Massage Therapy program that exceeds the 500 minimum hours required to apply for a professional license from the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), you will complete an additional 550 hours.

The Holistic Health Practitioner courses include all the Professional Massage Therapist courses and an additional study in the areas of:

  • Holistic Massage Applications
  • Holistic Healing Applications
  • Energy Modalities
  • Advanced Clinic and Wellness

HEA 102 dives into the profound domain of Advanced Holistic Health and Healing Practices, extending a comprehensive exploration into the intricate realms of aromatherapy, herbalism, and Reiki, layered upon a foundational understanding of holistic health principles. This course, structured over a span of 5 weeks and comprising 90 meticulous hours, melds theoretical comprehension with practical expertise, shaping a learning environment that bridges knowledge and application.

Through a blend of online learning and in-person lab sessions, students will be immersed in an educational journey that spirals through the philosophy and practicality of holistic health. This includes delving into the spiritual and emotional aspects of well-being, understanding and formulating aromatic blends, exploring the medicinal world of herbs, and harmonizing energies through the art and science of Reiki.

EMM 102 provides an immersive exploration into the realm of energy therapies, with a primary focus on Reiki up to Level II and a foundational understanding of energy medicine. Across a 5-week, 90-hour hybrid course, students will delve into the intrinsic world of chakras, energy flow, and Reiki healing while also exploring energy medicine’s broader applications. Balancing theory and practice, the course ensures students can apply energetic principles and Reiki techniques in various contexts, adhering to ethical and safe practices.

This 90-hour course offers an in-depth exploration of Shiatsu, emphasizing its foundational principles, therapeutic techniques, and integrative practices. Students will immerse themselves in both the theory and hands-on application of Shiatsu, gaining the skills necessary to provide effective treatments and integrate Shiatsu into their holistic health practices.

The WMM 102 course is an immersive exploration into Advanced Western Modalities with a distinct focus on honing skills and knowledge in Reflexology, Seated Massage, and Pregnancy Massage. This hybrid program, spanning over 5 weeks with a total of 90 clock hours (18 hours per week), is meticulously structured to blend theoretical knowledge with practical application, ensuring that students are adeptly prepared to employ various modalities in a professional setting upon completion.

This 90-hour course offers an in-depth exploration of advanced bodywork techniques, including deep tissue massage, therapeutic stretching, and myofascial release. Students will gain hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge to integrate these modalities into their practice, ensuring effective treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions.

Students will delve deep into the world of advanced bodywork, mastering the techniques and theories behind deep tissue massage, therapeutic stretching, and myofascial release. Through both classroom instruction and hands-on labs, students will learn how to assess client needs, develop tailored treatment plans, and execute advanced techniques with precision and confidence.

This course explores advanced topics in nutrition within the context of holistic wellness. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how nutrition impacts physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. The course emphasizes personalized dietary strategies and mind body connections.

This course focuses on sports nutrition from a holistic perspective. Students will gain advanced knowledge in fueling athletes for peak performance while considering their overall wellbeing. The course covers dietary strategies, recovery techniques, and mental aspects of sports nutrition.

This course is a dynamic capstone course designed to empower students with a profound understanding of holistic health and wellness, building upon the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their professional massage program. This course goes beyond traditional massage therapy and delves into the expansive world of holistic wellbeing. It also places a significant emphasis on business and entrepreneurship to equip students for self employment opportunities in the holistic health industry.

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CAMTC

Along with the Certificate of Completion that students receive from ICOHS College, graduates are qualified to apply for a License from the California Massage Therapy Counsil (CAMTC), which legally allows them to practice massage in California.

CALIFORNIA CERTIFICATIONS Along with the Certificate of Completion that students receive from ICOHS College, graduates are qualified to apply for a License from the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), which legally allows them to practice massage in California.

ICOHS College supports all graduates throughout the process of obtaining licensure, reimburses the $200 application fee, and equips them with the necessary skill to excel as massage therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners.

Typical Weekly Program Schedule​

The Course Schedule is subject to availability. ICOHS College is a Clock Hour school, and the ability to complete the program is based heavily on attendance. Courses are currently on-campus, and students are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of course hours to pass each class and graduate.

Daytime Option:

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am - 4:00pm

Evening Option:

Monday - Thursday
5:45pm - 10:15pm

  1. Aspiring Massage Therapists: Individuals with a genuine interest in the art and science of massage therapy, who wish to turn their passion into a rewarding career.
  2. Holistic Health Enthusiasts: Those who are drawn to both Western and Eastern holistic health principles and are eager to integrate them into their professional practice.
  3. Career Changers: Individuals seeking a meaningful career change, who value personalized education in a dynamic and compassionate environment.
  4. Health and Wellness Advocates: Those who are dedicated to promoting the well-being of others and are interested in learning effective methods to support the health and balance of their future clients.
  5. Flexible Learners: The program, with its 320 hours of asynchronous learning, is designed to accommodate individuals with varying schedules, making it suitable for those who require flexibility in their education.
  6. Individuals Pursuing Growth: Students who are inspired to reach their fullest growth potential in a supportive learning environment that encourages personal and professional development.

By enrolling in the ICOHS College Professional Massage Therapy program, students will not only gain the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career but will also become part of a community that values a holistic approach to health and wellness.

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  • Laptop
  • Massage table
  • Full round bolster (6″ diameter)
  • Double Massage Holster Kit (2 holster, 2 lotion btls, 2 oil btls) (oil $5 ea, lotion $5 ea, holster $5 ea )
  • NRG® Deluxe Flannel Massage Table Sheet Set (student receive 2 sets)
  • ICOHS Tote Bags
  • ICOHS T-shirts (Unisex)
  • ELERA Silicone Cupping Therapy Sets (WMM 101)
  • AMBP School Membership Premier Plus
  • Musculoskeletal Coloring Book (SCI 101)
  • Fingerprint Live Scan
  • CAMTC Fee
  • Massage Chair

Benefits for Students Enrolled in the Holistic Health Practitioner Program

All Massage Therapy students will receive their Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals membership included with their program. The ABMP membership includes tremendous benefits and resources for Holistic Health Practitioners, including:

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

ABMP Student Benefits Overview

Upon graduation, students will continue to enjoy the amazing benefits of ABMP with their FREE first year of professional membership with liability insurance.​

ICOHS College Tuition & Financial Aid Options

 ICOHS College offers assistance in applying for scholarships, federal aid, military benefits, and monthly payment plans to help you build an affordable and manageable education plan. Financial Aid only available for those that qualify.

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$3,000 Institutional Scholarship
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Federal Financial student Aid
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Cal Grant
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Veteran & Military Benefits
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Cash or Zero to Low Interest Payment Plan

ICOHS Student Service for Our Holistic Health Practitioner Program

Our Student Services team is here to serve you! We plan events both on-campus and virtually, as well as cultivate events happening in the larger holistic community. We source volunteer opportunities for students to go into the community and get practice, as well as networking and business-oriented events to help you succeed in your Holistic Health career!

San Diego has a lot to offer massage therapists, including healthcare institutions that respect massage, a community of sports enthusiasts, and spas that attract visitors from all over the world. There are several employment opportunities available, some more competitive than others, while others with higher pay.

After completing our Professional Massage Therapist certificate program, students will be eligible to pursue several exciting career paths.

Students can easily find employment at spas, hospitals, and clinics. A larger majority will go on to start their own practice.

Our training also provides the knowledge and skills needed to provide services in nursing homes, sports venues, or fitness centers. Individuals may also find work on cruise ships or directly with sports teams.

Lifetime Career Placement Assistance

ICOHS College offers lifetime job assistance. We offer our students support in resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, and access to our list of partners and companies that want to hire them! So regardless of how long ago a student has graduated, they can always return to ICOHS College for job assistance.

Although we cannot guarantee a job, as the actual interview and determination are up to the employer, we will support them throughout the process.

Career Outlook for Holistic Health Practitioners in California and Beyond

Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives by providing alternative and holistic healthcare therapies and assisting them in achieving optimal health through emotional, physical, and spiritual balance?

San Diego has a lot to offer holistic healing practitioners, including health clubs, wellness centers, doctor’s officers, hospitals, and spas and resorts that attract visitors from all over the world. Some of the most popular fields include herbology, nutrition, massage, therapy, chiropractic medicine, and more.

Holistic health covers a wide net of careers, and salaries will vary. According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), the median salary of diagnosing and treating practitioners falls around $106,230 per year. Massage therapists, meanwhile, can expect to earn around $49,860 annually.

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the benefits of holistic health and wellness become more pronounced, jobs for massage therapists will continue to rise.

Note: Self-employment is a common vocational objective after completion of this program.

Our Career Services team is constantly in contact with spas, chiropractic offices, physical therapists, and other holistic health practices looking for new staff. We send out timely email notices of internships and openings, and we help you prepare for your application!

At any time during and after your program, you can send us your resume and cover letter for feedback and editing, and we will always make time to conduct mock interviews and train you to get the job you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

What treatment skills will I develop with an HHP certification from ICOHS College?

Skills you’ll learn during our HHP certificate program include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Therapeutic Cupping Massage
  • Anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Massage related Pathology
  • Body Systems
  • Working with Special Populations (prenatal, oncology, older adults, and other differently abled)
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine for Bodyworkers
  • Thai Massage
  • Tui Na Bodywork
  • Advanced assessments and applications for engaging soft tissue.
  • Introduction to Lymphatic Massage
  • Energy Medicine Modalities (Sound and color therapy, Crystals, Chakra Healing)
  • Holistic Health (Mindfulness, Breathwork, Herb and Essential Oil Applications, Trauma Informed Client Care)
  • Advanced Clinicals in our Mind, Body Soul Student Clinic

We also cover essential and business planning, ethics of massage and state requirements/regulations, touch sensitivity, and techniques to keep therapists healthy both in body and mind.

What tools does ICOHS College provide students studying Holistic Health?
  • Portable Massage Table, Bolster and Carrying Case
  • Laptop
  • All course books are included in tuition and fees
  • ICOHS tote bag
  • Your first set of oil and lotion with hip holsters
  • Cupping Set
  • Chakra pendulum
  • Essential oil salve or herbal compress
  • ICOHS T-Shirt
  • CAMTC License fee reimbursement ($200)
  • Mandatory CAMTC background check (live scan) covered by tuition.
What is the instructor/student ratio for your Holistic Health Practitioner program?

One of ICOHS College’s cornerstones is Students Come First, and one of the ways we can do so is through our instructor-to-student ratio and intensive hands-on training. In addition, we maintain a class size where instructors can focus on the needs of each student.

As a result, students get hours of hands-on training with direct feedback from their instructors, giving them the confidence to succeed in their careers.

What are the qualifications and backgrounds of instructors for your Holistic Health Practitioner program?

Our Holistic Health Practitioner program includes the 630-clock hour Massage program with an additional 4 courses for a total of 1000 hours of advanced preparation for a career in Holistic Health opening additional employment opportunities to serve communities from the whole person mind body soul lens, for optimal health and wellbeing.

What does a Holistic Health Practitioner do?

Holistic health practitioners rely on a “whole person approach” to care. They consider their clients’ mental, emotional, and spiritual health in addition to their physical wellbeing. Instead of simply treating symptoms, holistic health considers the root cause and all factors contributing to the condition.

What can I do with a certificate in Holistic Health?

A certificate in holistic health will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We will prepare you for Integrating eastern and western modalities and a variety of holistic health and massage applications to maintain overall wellbeing for you and your clients by engaging principles and practices of mind body and soul.

What is the difference between a Massage Therapist and a Holistic Health Practitioner?

Our Holistic Health Practitioner program includes the 630-clock hour Massage program with an additional 4 courses for a total of 1000 hours of advanced preparation for a career in Holistic Health opening additional employment opportunities to serve communities from the whole person mind body soul lens, for optimal health and wellbeing.

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By submitting this form, you accept the terms of our privacy policy and give your express written consent for ICOHS College to contact you regarding our programs and services using email, telephone or text – including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to any wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. This consent is not required to purchase goods/services and you may always call us directly at 858-581-9460.
Terms & Conditions

By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for ICOHS College to contact you regarding our programs and services using email, telephone or text – including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to any wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. This consent is not required to purchase goods/services and you may always call us directly at 858-581-9460.