Holistic Health Practitioner Qualifying Program (HHP) – 1,000 hrs

The three certification programs: CCMH, CCMA, and CNC, along with a Traditional Sciences Course and a Business, Marketing & Ethics Course provides the requisite education and credit hours to be Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner. As an HHP, you will know how to integrate different natural healing (naturopathic) therapies into appropriate health programs. The emphasis will be using a variety of dynamic health counseling skills and individualizing a holistic health program appropriate for the client’s unique needs.
Holistic Health Practitioner Qualifying Program

Training includes your self-directed selections from clinical nutrition; clinical herbology; exercise, relaxation, massage therapies and therapeutic bodywork; and aromatherapy. It also includes a wide and comprehensive list of optional and elective classes to choose from (see our catalog Electives) plus classes in focused activity with intention—such as emotional, psychological, soul and spirit or spiritual counseling, prayer meditation, and visualization to empower body-mind healing. Emphasis is on therapy and prevention as well as generating optimal health, vitality, and wellness. This course trains you in complementary medicine, alternative medicine, traditional medicine, and other natural healing approaches for self-help or self-healing with personal growth and to develop a successful professional career and practice. Deep, long term healing occurs when concerns are integratively and holistically addressed—physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Please note, NHI is non-dogmatic and does not promote any one religious or spiritual path, and respects individual choice.

This program teaches you how to integrate different natural healing (naturopathic) therapies into appropriate health programs. The emphasis will be learning dynamic health counseling skills and how to individualize a holistic health program appropriate for the client's unique needs.

Note: Any class taken at NHI will qualify towards your HHP Certificate. All Programs and Courses are delivered through Distance Education.

For a very limited time, if you enroll in all five (5) Courses of the HHP Qualifier Program, we will take a FULL 50% OFF of the TOTAL PRICE of all Courses!

Explore The Courses in the Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) Qualifier Program


Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC™)

Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC™)

This Program is designed to train you in the use of Certified Nutrition (CN) for self-help, personal growth and for the professional benefit of others. Clinical Nutrition can be practiced alone or in conjunction with the Holistic Health Practitioner license or other therapeutic practices. Those in the fields of medicine, nursing, chiropractic, physical therapy, dentistry, massage, counseling and other healing arts use Clinical Nutrition in their existing practices.


Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH™)

Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH™)

Our herbal program is one of the strongest in the world, including two of the premier herb instructors in the country. Our NHI Founder Steve Schechter, N.P., H.H.P., and Alison Reid-Bretell, L.Ac., are nationally respected as highly experienced teachers and health practitioners.


Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist (CCMA™)

Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist (CCMA™)

This program incorporates theoretical and practical information of fragrant plants in all forms, joining herbalism with aromatherapy. You will blend together the art and science of reviving ancient Healing Traditions—flower essences and aromatherapy oils as well as other natural therapies. Learn about vital essences of plants that offer different fields of application empowering you to incorporate in your daily life. This in-depth training provides scientific information while encouraging intuitive knowledge.


Traditional Health Sciences

Traditional Health Sciences

These core competencies are necessary components of a thorough holistic health and HHP education and are required by more and more states and certifying accrediting organizations.
This course includes anatomy of the body, especially of muscles, nerves, muscle function, nerve innervation and palpation skills to assist in locating tension.

140 Credit Hours

Tuition Price: $1350.00


Business & Marketing Ethics

Business & Marketing Ethics

Acquiring, cultivating and retaining your client base are essential components to having a successful, professional practice. Learn how to develop a successful, efficient private consulting and therapy practice.  You will also learn traditional and contemporary strategies for marketing, promoting, and managing your business.

140 Credit Hours

Tuition Price: $1350.00


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