NHI College - Natural Healing Institute

Distance Education | Premiere Holistic Health College of Naturopathy

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Begin Your Career Now in Natural Medicine

With A Nationally Accredited Vocational College

Enter Into A Thriving Industry

Online Education Designed For Careers In Holistic and Natural Health care

discover Your Purpose in the world of Natural medicine

NHI is a Nationally Accredited Vocational College of Holistic Health. Since 1997, NHI has offered comprehensive, multi-faceted, Distance Learning programs to meet the evolving needs and goals of people in the natural health and healing industry.

“We teach you to do your Heart's work!“

Steve Schechter, Founder

After more than 53 years in the health industry, Steve is internationally renowned as a consultant, speaker, author and therapist; and has directed three State-­‐Licensed schools of Natural Healing.

Steve Schechter

What Our Students Have To say

“I have known Steve Schechter for several decades and have taught Sports Nutrition at The Natural Healing Institute for 10 years. I also attended NHI and received my Clinical Nutrition Certification there in 1999.  I love the school because they teach health and healing in a format that recognizes all life as being sacred. The students I have taught are eager to learn and are excited to become teachers and healers. I highly recommend anyone interested in health and healing attend The Natural Healing Institute.”

Jay Robb, CNC, CPT

Bestselling author and business owner

To say that I loved what I learned at NHI is an understatement! It is hard to put into words the amazing experience I received & all that my NHI courses meant to me. Many times, I felt as though I was in the midst of an ancient rite, privileged to be included in an inner circle of wisdom as I was being taught proven sacred knowledge handed down from hundreds of generations, those secrets that would keep the body healthy, well, empowered, & safe. It was truly an education of a lifetime, one that I have shared with many and that changed my eating and health practice forever. Steve, your classes were beyond deeply helpful, they were inspirational. Thank you for who you are and all that you do!

Shannon Peck

Bestselling Author, spiritual counselor and blogger

What Sets This School Apart?

History & Tradition

While many new holistic education schools are opening across the world everyday, NHI began pioneering residential and distance education over 25 years ago.

Education & Technology

Our Distance Learning Programs give people from all over the country a chance to prepare for a new career in natural or holistic medicine. These self-paced certification programs meet the needs of your schedule and unique circumstances.


As of April 2017, NHI is no longer associated with the CA BPPE and thus is not CA State-Licensed or CA State Approved.

HOWEVER: NOTE: When you graduate from the NHI Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC)™, the NHI Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)™, and the NHI Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist (CCMA)™ Programs, you are automatically fully Certified by NHI College. When you graduate from the NHI Programs & Courses that qualify you for Holistic Health Practitioner (H.H.P.), and when you graduate the NHI Programs and Courses that qualify you for Naturopathic Practitioner (N.P.), you can be Certified/Accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Association Board (ANMAB), the California Naturopathic Association (CNA), and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Furthermore, graduates of the NHI CNC™, CCMH™, and CCMA™ Programs have the “option” of obtaining additional Certifications/Accreditations from the ANMAB.

Also NOTE: As of April 2017, NHI ceased all in-classroom, residential trainings. We moved our focus entirely and exclusively to our long-established, nationally accredited, internationally renown Distance-Learning Programs and Courses. We left the information on our website about most of our previous residential Programs, Courses, and Classes so you can see what the content is of our audio recordings that we provide for free to our Distance Learning students. This is a very significant and unique value addition!

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