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Swiha Launched Online Website for Distance Holistic Health Education

launched their online website August 1, 2011, providing distance education, online classes, online degrees, online certificates and online programs, all centered in Holistic Health. The website is now live at www.online.swiha.edu.

Online SWIHA is the virtual education outlet for Southwest Institute of Healing ArtsSWIHAis known as a nationally accredited (ACCET) private college and community-healing center for Holistic Healthcare careers and continuing education.  Per their new site, they provide professional, affordable online education for those interested in entering the healing arts profession, continuing education, or personal and spiritual growth.

SWIHA Online Classes are built around the concept of community, and “serve as an extension of the spirit found on-campus.”  Through a combination of course designs based on learning communities, their online learning community seems to emphasize “connection, spirit, service and transformation.”

Brad Bouté, the Executive Director of Online Education describes SWIHA Online courses as “unique because of our focus on student-reflection and transformation.  Our discussions and assignments are designed to not only encourage students to demonstrate they understand the material, but to internalize it and incorporate it into their daily life.”

There is often a misconception of many online schools and online programs, as being easier to complete with less quality of material.  However, Bouté says that is not the case here.  “SWIHA Online courses ask students to DO and APPLY what they are learning, instead of simply reporting it on a quiz or exam.  Students must work with real clients, go to a grocery store, cook a meal, and explore services in their areas. As such, we rely on authentic assessment of a student’s ability to determine their success in a course, instead of one-dimensional testing.  Where possible, students are allowed to complete an assignment as an essay, or a presentation, or an audio recording, whichever accesses their strongest learning channel.”

Online SWIHA Students participate in their learning community from wherever a reliable Internet connection can be found, and then access course materials, discussions, learning communities, and faculty members.  They can access the system through a desktop or laptop computer, and in many cases, through a web-enabled mobile phone.

Per their Success Center, “SWIHA is committed to providing on-going entrepreneurial support for holistic healthcare practitioners in private practice and to those establishing or growing a business.  Our mission is to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them in taking their skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way.”

As an institution accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), SWIHA is required to assess the quality and value of their online and on-campus training programs.  This process is done through verification of documented employment status for each graduate.  Employment documentation is essential, ensuring that training meets the needs of students.  Based on the intention for student employment selection, their placement department remains in contact with the student to validate their employment status and obtain the necessary documentation.

Aside from the employment inquiries, in all SWIHA student exit surveys, graduating students are also asked a series of questions to help the school assess levels of satisfaction and where there is room for improvement (online and on-campus).  Here is an example from a recent exit interview of a Mind Body Wellness Practitioner (ONLINE) graduating student with a specialty in Holistic Nutrition:

  • My overall experience at SWIHA was: Excellent
  • What did you like most about SWIHA and the training you received? “Finding a school with Spiritual focus was such a blessing!!!!!!”
  • What did you like least about the training you received? n/a
  • Which instructors influenced you the most? “THEY ALL DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!!! It could not be said that one could influence as strongly without the others.”
  • In what ways have you grown personally and professionally through your training at SWIHA? “Too many to mention….SWIHA has transformed my whole life and business!!”
  • Will you continue to take classes here at SWIHA?  YES
  • Do you feel prepared to enter into your chosen field?  If no, please let us know how we can help you feel prepared.  YES
  • Would you recommend SWIHA to others?  If no, please help us understand the reason.  YES
  • Suggestions on new courses you would like to see offered at SWIHA?  “KEEP GROWING ONLINE COURSES!!!”

SWIHA Online is now providing students from around the world, online courses and programs inAromatherapy, Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Toe Reading & Reflexology, Holistic Nutrition, Homeopathy, Mind-Body Transformational Psychology, Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner, etc.

Michael Dye, Director of Online Operations added, “SWIHA Online has grown from just a few courses offered in 2009 to currently over 30 individual courses available with an Associates degree, Diploma, and several certifications.  Ongoing planning will be bringing many more options for SWIHA Online students, as well as On-Campus students, Continuing Education students, and Personal Development students – as Online Education will allow them to flexibly attain their educational goals and dreams.

Register by phone: 480-994-9244 / 888-504-9106

Email: info@swiha.edu

www.online.swiha.edu

launched their online website August 1, 2011, providing distance education, online classes, online degrees, online certificates and online programs, all centered in Holistic Health. The website is now live at www.online.swiha.edu.

Online SWIHA is the virtual education outlet for Southwest Institute of Healing ArtsSWIHAis known as a nationally accredited (ACCET) private college and community-healing center for Holistic Healthcare careers and continuing education.  Per their new site, they provide professional, affordable online education for those interested in entering the healing arts profession, continuing education, or personal and spiritual growth.

SWIHA Online Classes are built around the concept of community, and “serve as an extension of the spirit found on-campus.”  Through a combination of course designs based on learning communities, their online learning community seems to emphasize “connection, spirit, service and transformation.”

Brad Bouté, the Executive Director of Online Education describes SWIHA Online courses as “unique because of our focus on student-reflection and transformation.  Our discussions and assignments are designed to not only encourage students to demonstrate they understand the material, but to internalize it and incorporate it into their daily life.”

There is often a misconception of many online schools and online programs, as being easier to complete with less quality of material.  However, Bouté says that is not the case here.  “SWIHA Online courses ask students to DO and APPLY what they are learning, instead of simply reporting it on a quiz or exam.  Students must work with real clients, go to a grocery store, cook a meal, and explore services in their areas. As such, we rely on authentic assessment of a student’s ability to determine their success in a course, instead of one-dimensional testing.  Where possible, students are allowed to complete an assignment as an essay, or a presentation, or an audio recording, whichever accesses their strongest learning channel.”

Online SWIHA Students participate in their learning community from wherever a reliable Internet connection can be found, and then access course materials, discussions, learning communities, and faculty members.  They can access the system through a desktop or laptop computer, and in many cases, through a web-enabled mobile phone.

Per their Success Center, “SWIHA is committed to providing on-going entrepreneurial support for holistic healthcare practitioners in private practice and to those establishing or growing a business.  Our mission is to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them in taking their skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way.”

As an institution accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), SWIHA is required to assess the quality and value of their online and on-campus training programs.  This process is done through verification of documented employment status for each graduate.  Employment documentation is essential, ensuring that training meets the needs of students.  Based on the intention for student employment selection, their placement department remains in contact with the student to validate their employment status and obtain the necessary documentation.

Aside from the employment inquiries, in all SWIHA student exit surveys, graduating students are also asked a series of questions to help the school assess levels of satisfaction and where there is room for improvement (online and on-campus).  Here is an example from a recent exit interview of a Mind Body Wellness Practitioner (ONLINE) graduating student with a specialty in Holistic Nutrition:

  • My overall experience at SWIHA was: Excellent
  • What did you like most about SWIHA and the training you received? “Finding a school with Spiritual focus was such a blessing!!!!!!”
  • What did you like least about the training you received? n/a
  • Which instructors influenced you the most? “THEY ALL DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!!! It could not be said that one could influence as strongly without the others.”
  • In what ways have you grown personally and professionally through your training at SWIHA? “Too many to mention….SWIHA has transformed my whole life and business!!”
  • Will you continue to take classes here at SWIHA?  YES
  • Do you feel prepared to enter into your chosen field?  If no, please let us know how we can help you feel prepared.  YES
  • Would you recommend SWIHA to others?  If no, please help us understand the reason.  YES
  • Suggestions on new courses you would like to see offered at SWIHA?  “KEEP GROWING ONLINE COURSES!!!”

SWIHA Online is now providing students from around the world, online courses and programs inAromatherapy, Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Toe Reading & Reflexology, Holistic Nutrition, Homeopathy, Mind-Body Transformational Psychology, Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner, etc.

Michael Dye, Director of Online Operations added, “SWIHA Online has grown from just a few courses offered in 2009 to currently over 30 individual courses available with an Associates degree, Diploma, and several certifications.  Ongoing planning will be bringing many more options for SWIHA Online students, as well as On-Campus students, Continuing Education students, and Personal Development students – as Online Education will allow them to flexibly attain their educational goals and dreams.

Register by phone: 480-994-9244 / 888-504-9106

Email: info@swiha.edu

www.online.swiha.edu

Are You Going Back to School

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR – time to get back in gear for school, to better yourself by expanding your knowledge!  Whether you plan to goBack To School, or not, take a moment to assess your life path, and make sure you are doing what you LOVE.  You can even go back to school online!

People nationwide are drawn to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to fulfill myriad dreams and aspirations – what are YOURS?   Our Admissions team can help you design a course of study to help you achieve your personal goals.  We provide tours and even 4 hours worth of Guest Passes (on selected classes) so you can actually see and feel what it’s like to be a studying soul here!  Call to ask about “testing us out!”  (480) 994-9244 or –> Request Info! <–

SWIHA Programs and Courses:  Aromatherapy; many forms of Yoga Teacher Training; Massage Practinioner Training; Polarity; Reiki; Holistic Nutrition; Homeopathy; Hypnotherapy; Life Coaching; Natural Aesthetics; Advanced Bodywork; Mind Body Transformational Psych; Spa Management & Leadership; Western Herbalism; Cranial Unwinding; Myofascial; Myotherapy; Reflexology; Toe Reading; Spiritual Studies, Tui Na; Zen Shiatsu; etc…

Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, as well as our Community Service Tuition Concession program and Work-Study options.  Our Financial Aid Dept. will help you find the financial options available to you.

Licensing and Accreditation: SWIHA  is licensed by the State of Arizona and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)as a private college for holistic health care career training and continuing education.  SWIHA is committed to educational excellence and providing on-going entrepreneurial support for holistic health care practitioners in private practice and to those establishing or growing a business.

Our Student Services Advisors are dedicated to supporting you:  You will be assigned a Student Services Advisor to support you through your course of study if you are in a diploma or degree program. Your advisor can help you audit your progress and answer questions about different specialties. It is your overall responsibility to ensure you meet the required hours or credits in order to graduate. The entire Student Services team is available to assist with printing transcripts, processing tuition payments, continuing education registration and more.

Our Location is convenient and easy to get to:  SWIHA is located on Apache Boulevard, east of Rural Road, and just west of the Dorsey/Apache Light Rail stop in Tempe, Arizona.  There is a large parking lot at both buildings, with overflow parking next door.

Our School Store has lots of Great Healing Products: Healing Pages (SWIHA’s bookstore), has textbooks, oils, clothing, yoga supplies and more to supplement your learning.  Bring your list of classes and we can help you find the reading materials and products you need. Open seven days a week, except holidays.

We are honored to be an Award-Winning College “Top 50 Arizona Companies to Watch – 2008”   – Arizona Small Business Association“Best School of the Year – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010” – Arizona Private School Association“Best Job Placement Practices – 2003-2004, 2005-2006, & 2007-2008”  – Arizona Private School AssociationSouthwest Institute of Healing Arts has been the recipient of the Preferred School for Holistic Health Education for 2011 by Natural Awakening magazine.

“It’s not about winning the Awards, it’s about doing the work it takes to win them, regardless of whether we win or not.”

Have FUN going Back To School, whether it’s here at SWIHA or elsewhere.  The important thing is, that you are learning to do what you LOVE!

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR – time to get back in gear for school, to better yourself by expanding your knowledge!  Whether you plan to goBack To School, or not, take a moment to assess your life path, and make sure you are doing what you LOVE.  You can even go back to school online!

People nationwide are drawn to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to fulfill myriad dreams and aspirations – what are YOURS?   Our Admissions team can help you design a course of study to help you achieve your personal goals.  We provide tours and even 4 hours worth of Guest Passes (on selected classes) so you can actually see and feel what it’s like to be a studying soul here!  Call to ask about “testing us out!”  (480) 994-9244 or –> Request Info! <–

SWIHA Programs and Courses:  Aromatherapy; many forms of Yoga Teacher Training; Massage Practinioner Training; Polarity; Reiki; Holistic Nutrition; Homeopathy; Hypnotherapy; Life Coaching; Natural Aesthetics; Advanced Bodywork; Mind Body Transformational Psych; Spa Management & Leadership; Western Herbalism; Cranial Unwinding; Myofascial; Myotherapy; Reflexology; Toe Reading; Spiritual Studies, Tui Na; Zen Shiatsu; etc…

Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, as well as our Community Service Tuition Concession program and Work-Study options.  Our Financial Aid Dept. will help you find the financial options available to you.

Licensing and Accreditation: SWIHA  is licensed by the State of Arizona and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)as a private college for holistic health care career training and continuing education.  SWIHA is committed to educational excellence and providing on-going entrepreneurial support for holistic health care practitioners in private practice and to those establishing or growing a business.

Our Student Services Advisors are dedicated to supporting you:  You will be assigned a Student Services Advisor to support you through your course of study if you are in a diploma or degree program. Your advisor can help you audit your progress and answer questions about different specialties. It is your overall responsibility to ensure you meet the required hours or credits in order to graduate. The entire Student Services team is available to assist with printing transcripts, processing tuition payments, continuing education registration and more.

Our Location is convenient and easy to get to:  SWIHA is located on Apache Boulevard, east of Rural Road, and just west of the Dorsey/Apache Light Rail stop in Tempe, Arizona.  There is a large parking lot at both buildings, with overflow parking next door.

Our School Store has lots of Great Healing Products: Healing Pages (SWIHA’s bookstore), has textbooks, oils, clothing, yoga supplies and more to supplement your learning.  Bring your list of classes and we can help you find the reading materials and products you need. Open seven days a week, except holidays.

We are honored to be an Award-Winning College “Top 50 Arizona Companies to Watch – 2008”   – Arizona Small Business Association“Best School of the Year – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010” – Arizona Private School Association“Best Job Placement Practices – 2003-2004, 2005-2006, & 2007-2008”  – Arizona Private School AssociationSouthwest Institute of Healing Arts has been the recipient of the Preferred School for Holistic Health Education for 2011 by Natural Awakening magazine.

“It’s not about winning the Awards, it’s about doing the work it takes to win them, regardless of whether we win or not.”

Have FUN going Back To School, whether it’s here at SWIHA or elsewhere.  The important thing is, that you are learning to do what you LOVE!

 

Holistic Online Degree Diploma Programs

operates around the concept of community and serves as an extension of the spirit found on-campus.  As a student you will participate in this learning community from wherever you have a reliable Internet connection.  We are committed to providing on-going, online entrepreneurial support and webinars for holistic healthcare practitioners in private practice and those establishing or growing a business.   So what are your options?

Mind-Body Wellness Diploma Program – Aromatherapy, Toe Reading/Soul Coaching, Business Development, Entrepreneurial Support, Public Speaking, Writing for Publication, and so much more!

START DATES: October 24, 2011 | January 17, 2012 | March 5, 2012

The Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner diploma program is one of the fastest growing programs here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA).  In fact, this program became so popular, we have translated it into SWIHA’s first complete online diploma program.

Learn to assist in the peace and healing of others – from anywhere in the world!

“Mind-Body Wellness” means just what its title represents, and more! In this holistic modality program, you will learn how to assist others with embracing overall health, prosperity, potential and happiness on every level. Through an integrated approach, a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner assists in the peace and healing of others using proven holistic methods, professional coaching practices and clarity of intention. 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.

Wellness is a state of balance and harmony with ourselves 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 and more aware of the interconnectedness of all humans and all forms of life. The result – people are feeling a deep inner calling to help make a positive difference in the wellness of others.

~ ~ ~

Mind-Body-Transformational Psychology Degree Program – Mastery Skills for Health Care Practitioners; Alternative Lifestyles & Diversity; Intuitive Studies; Psychology of Addiction, and more!

START DATES: October 24, 2011 | January 17, 2012 | March 5, 2012

This program is unique, in that it is a journey into personal transformation. Students who graduate from the Mind-Body Transformational Psychology Online Program will enter the field as independent practitioners or in tandem with licensed mental health care workers, hospices, hospitals, and elder care facilities. Their entry-level training will include: self-empowerment, death and dying, developmental stages, growth and trauma, chemical dependency, various religious belief systems, alternative lifestyles, professional boundaries, and ethical communication. Graduates from this program may work in rewarding careers at elder care and mental health facilities, hospitals, hospices, and establishments that require training in; individual empowerment, growth and trauma, developmental stages, chemical dependency, religious belief systems, and/or ethical communication.

Students who attend the Mind-Body Transformational program full-time may be completed in as little as twenty-four months, earning up to 60 credits. The faculty and staff here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts invite you to “Do Your Dream!” Contact us today to assist you in reaching your dreams!

Textbooks for the Online Transformational Psychology Degree include:

  • Manifest Your Destiny, by Wayne W. Dyer
  • Trust Your Vibes, by Sonia Choquette.
  • The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,by Alan Cohen, M.A
  • Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life, by Judith Orloff MD
  • Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch
  • The Divine Matrix and The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, by Gregg Braden

If YOU like the message their authors bring to the pages of books, then consider getting a diploma or degree that takes their inspiration and turn it into skills that will help you create a new career for yourself!

ENTER HERE TO WIN A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO EARN ONE OF THESE!

Our mission is ‘to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them in taking their skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way.’  SWIHA embraces individual, community and global healing, and teaches how to ‘Touch Lives, Heal Bodies & Free Souls.’

S operates around the concept of community and serves as an extension of the spirit found on-campus.  As a student you will participate in this learning community from wherever you have a reliable Internet connection.  We are committed to providing on-going, online entrepreneurial support and webinars for holistic healthcare practitioners in private practice and those establishing or growing a business.   So what are your options?

Mind-Body Wellness Diploma Program – Aromatherapy, Toe Reading/Soul Coaching, Business Development, Entrepreneurial Support, Public Speaking, Writing for Publication, and so much more!

START DATES: October 24, 2011 | January 17, 2012 | March 5, 2012

The Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner diploma program is one of the fastest growing programs here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA).  In fact, this program became so popular, we have translated it into SWIHA’s first complete online diploma program.

Learn to assist in the peace and healing of others – from anywhere in the world!

“Mind-Body Wellness” means just what its title represents, and more! In this holistic modality program, you will learn how to assist others with embracing overall health, prosperity, potential and happiness on every level. Through an integrated approach, a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner assists in the peace and healing of others using proven holistic methods, professional coaching practices and clarity of intention. 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.

Wellness is a state of balance and harmony with ourselves 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 and more aware of the interconnectedness of all humans and all forms of life. The result – people are feeling a deep inner calling to help make a positive difference in the wellness of others.

~ ~ ~

Mind-Body-Transformational Psychology Degree Program – Mastery Skills for Health Care Practitioners; Alternative Lifestyles & Diversity; Intuitive Studies; Psychology of Addiction, and more!

START DATES: October 24, 2011 | January 17, 2012 | March 5, 2012

This program is unique, in that it is a journey into personal transformation. Students who graduate from the Mind-Body Transformational Psychology Online Program will enter the field as independent practitioners or in tandem with licensed mental health care workers, hospices, hospitals, and elder care facilities. Their entry-level training will include: self-empowerment, death and dying, developmental stages, growth and trauma, chemical dependency, various religious belief systems, alternative lifestyles, professional boundaries, and ethical communication. Graduates from this program may work in rewarding careers at elder care and mental health facilities, hospitals, hospices, and establishments that require training in; individual empowerment, growth and trauma, developmental stages, chemical dependency, religious belief systems, and/or ethical communication.

Students who attend the Mind-Body Transformational program full-time may be completed in as little as twenty-four months, earning up to 60 credits. The faculty and staff here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts invite you to “Do Your Dream!” Contact us today to assist you in reaching your dreams!

Textbooks for the Online Transformational Psychology Degree include:

  • Manifest Your Destiny, by Wayne W. Dyer
  • Trust Your Vibes, by Sonia Choquette.
  • The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,by Alan Cohen, M.A
  • Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life, by Judith Orloff MD
  • Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch
  • The Divine Matrix and The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, by Gregg Braden

If YOU like the message their authors bring to the pages of books, then consider getting a diploma or degree that takes their inspiration and turn it into skills that will help you create a new career for yourself!

ENTER HERE TO WIN A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO EARN ONE OF THESE!

Our mission is ‘to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them in taking their skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way.’  SWIHA embraces individual, community and global healing, and teaches how to ‘Touch Lives, Heal Bodies & Free Souls.’