Holistic Wellness Practitioner


Everything starts with Life Coaching. Then you choose from the following combinations:

Start Dates

January 19, 2015

Enrollment completion deadline is 10 days prior to program start date

SWIHA’s popular online Holistic Wellness Practitioner Diploma program currently offers three choices with various specialty, concentration, and elective options for you to create your own Holistic Wellness business.

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own holistic health and wellness business where you help others embrace their overall health, prosperity, potential, and happiness? If so, this is the program for you. Imagine coaching people using the latest Holistic Nutrition and Urban Farming methods for improving health and transforming green spaces into productive gardens for personal use or community sale. Or imagine the blessings of using Hypnotherapy and Spiritual Studies techniques.

Wellness is a state of balance and harmony within us and with all of Life. As you become more and more aware of the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit within your own being, the next natural progression is to become more aware of how all humans and all forms of life are entwined. The result: people are feeling a deep inner calling to help make a positive difference in the wellness of others. As you go through your training, you will experience an amazing personal transformation and shift your own perceptions of the world, preparing you to help others do the same.

You begin the program by learning personal and professional life coaching skills, where you will gain clarity of intention, all while experiencing your own personal transformation. As the program continues, you move into courses that comprise of your areas of focus—the areas which you were called to serve in as a Holistic Nutrition Coach, Urban Farmer, Professional Hypnotherapist, or Ordained Spiritual Celebrant. The capstone project for this transformational diploma is creating your own business plan, complete with on-going support to ensure your success as an entrepreneur. We have designed our diplomas and degrees to help you become a truly skilled holistic practitioner with a plan for success.



Urban Farming has become a growing part of U.S. food economy as it helps reduce the miles that food needs to travel, and helps others gain access to healthy food they may otherwise have not been able to afford. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says, "Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas." Whether you are interested in growing food for income or producing healthier food for personal consumption, this program will help you get your hands dirty, and plate full. It will teach you how to spread what you learn throughout your community, and increase the number of people taking back control over their food production, and moving our communities closer to real sustainability.



The foods we choose to eat often profoundly affect our lives and our total well-being. At the core of this program is awareness of the Holistic-spirit connection, recognizing that the nutritional value of the foods taken into the body is essential for completing the circuit between all aspects of our being. Incorporating Holistic Nutrition into your lifestyle involves understanding the therapeutic properties of unrefined whole-food nutrients, developing healthy shopping habits, utilizing high-quality seasonal recipes, specific cooking techniques, and more. Here you will study the fundamentals of human nutrition, including dietary therapies, whole foods cuisine, nutritional supplements, obesity and eating disorders, and contemporary dietary practices including alternative theories for body detoxification. 



If you are you fascinated by the inner workings of the subconscious mind, learn to launch a new career that positively impacts people’s lives, with Hypnotherapy. This program features dedicated instructor guidance, instructional videos, and discussion forums and yes, Hypnotherapy can be taught effectively online. Transpersonal Hypnotherapy has been proven effective in easing a wide variety of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Think of Hypnotherapy as a tool for bridging the gap between the body, mind and spirit. By using guided imagery and harnessing the power of the subconscious mind, powerful healing and transformation can take place.


Our Hypnotherapy 100-Hour program includes Hypnotherapy Foundations Levels I, II, and III. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of training and may begin a private practice. After successful completion of the 100 hours, the student will be eligible for certification through National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) or American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH).


Our Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner 310-Hour program includes the full Hypnotherapy 100-Hour program with the addition of advanced techniques. Students will take courses including Fears, Phobias and Addictions, Past Life Regression, Script Writing, Subconscious Intervention, Dreams and Metaphors, Medical Conditions, Life Coaching foundations and more. Finally, students will receive additional entrepreneurial support and assistance with preparation for external certification through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE).



Are you being "called" to a place of spiritual leadership in your life and community? Whether this calling leads you to be a recognized celebrant, spiritual healer or simply leads to a journey of self-awakening, our nondenominational, non-rhetoric based path of study emphasizes discovery of your own individual heart-felt path through the discovery and development of your Spirit given gifts.

Of course, becoming a successful Holistic Wellness Practitioner involves more than just completing a training program… That’s why SWIHA offers a full-service Success Center, where all graduates receive our lifelong commitment of job placement assistance, entrepreneurial and career coaching and resume assistance.

In addition, check out Great Graduates, where we will be featuring you as one of our future graduates. While you’re there, feel free to contact some of our alumni to ask about their experiences here at SWIHA. Next, stop by our alumni networking site, SWIHA Connections, where you can blog and converse with your fellow students and grads.

With an emphasis on Spirit, service and transformation, the Holistic Wellness Practitioner diploma program is one of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ fastest growing programs, and for good reason.

Explore Holistic Wellness Today.

For more information about our online Holistic Wellness Practitioner 600-Hour Diploma Program, please call us at 480.994.9244 or toll-free at 888.504.9106 and ask to speak with an admissions advisor today.

Need Financial Assistance?

Since SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education, students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid  in the form of Pell grants and student loans.

We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment.
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
* Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.

For more information, give us a call at 480.994.9244 or toll-free at 888.504.9106.
One of our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Choose a Career You Can Do Something With!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.