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    American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT)

    I ran across this 'school' while looking for course on natural healing and alternative medicine courses. I suspect that its slick literature and website may be the best of its offerings. When I have searched it here I get The American Institute of Naprapathic Medicine, or some such. Is this simply another incarnation of that 'school.' Otherwise it seems to be off the radar; does anyone know their 'story?'

    Thanks in advance to any who can help.

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    AIHT was reportedly founded in 1991 by the late Chester Yozwick. Their website address was registered in 1997; at that time, it was possible for schools without recognized accreditation to acquire .edu addresses.

    Yozwick is also known as the author of "How to Practice Nutritional Counseling Legally Without Being Guilty of Practicing Medicine Without a License".

    Their historic webpages, which can be reviewed at archive.org, indicate that AIHS formerly offered degrees in both religious and secular fields (the latter included "healtheology", "naturology", "parapsychic science" and "holistic childcare"). However, all of their current degree programs seem to have a religious focus; they all include words like "ministry", "theology", and "spiritual".

    This change may reflect a change in Alabama school licensing laws. Alabama (where AIHT is based) used to have very loose licensing standards; unaccredited Alabama schools like Breyer State could (and did) offer degrees in practically anything. Alabama has since tightened up their standards (forcing Breyer State to leave) -- but there is still an exemption for religious schools.

    So AIHT can still operate in Alabama without accreditation or state oversight -- as long as it only offers religious, "non-secular" programs. This may explain why programs like "healtheology" and "holistic childcare" have been replaced by programs like "holistic ministries" and "holistic health and spiritual care".
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    Thanks for your reply and the good information. Amazing how 'unwonderful schools' can survive.

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    AIHT was originally based in Ohio. I think it was later bought by, or otherwise entered into some sort of marketing agreement, with the equally unwonderful Clayton College of Natural Health.

    Both had fraudulent accreditation.

    As far as I know, there are no good, quality, accredited distance-based programs focused on natural health and healing.

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    Georgian Court University: online Holistic Health courses (MSCHE accredited)
    Holistic Health: Online Courses

    MA in Holistic Health Studies (100% online currently being developed)
    Holistic Health: Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
    Grad Certificate in Holistic Health (18 hours; 100% online)
    Holistic Health: Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies

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    Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine - American College of Healthcare Sciences
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    What about Trinity School of Natural Health?

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