Frequently Asked Questions


Have a question? Check out our FAQs below! If your question isn’t answered here Complete our Scholarship Application and we’ll schedule a time for you to talk with a Welcome Specialist or give us a call at 503.908.2768. We LOVE to chat!

What can I do to make my tuition more affordable?

We’re in the business of saying ‘Yes’ because we love helping you make tomorrow amazing! Pay your tuition in full and receive a Scholarship award towards your education. Ask your Welcome Specialist about our Alternative Student Loan Program and whether or not your tuition is tax deductible.

What happens if I need additional help?

We’ve got your back! Each student has the opportunity for unlimited interaction with our teachers, including Dr. H, during their program….and even after graduation. If you need additional help, we will gladly arrange for a student advising appointment over the phone to determine the best strategy for helping you excel within the program.

I’m Ready to Enroll Now. Why Do I Need To Meet With A Welcome Specialist?

Because we want to get to know you, your goals, and your dreams. We want to tailor your education to you…to make sure we’re the right school for you at the right time. There’s no rush to get started, but if you’re really ready to go, we can expedite the enrollment process. Our goal with each student is to help them graduate healthier than before they begin. After all, we are teaching you how to heal.

The welcome call gives us an opportunity to meet you so we can understand your personal goals and you can understand our expectations. Once we have all of this in place, our team will tailor your educational experience to fit your unique needs. Make no mistake, we want you to join our community of healers, but we also want to make sure everything is right for you first. Your success and personal development is our #1 goal.


Are there any opportunities to apprentice with a Naturopathic Doctor, a Holistic Nutritionist, or someone similar?

For our Holistic Nutrition Certification, we have an optional Apprenticeship Field Study program where students can have the opportunity to shadow Dr. H during his practice or a local Naturopathic Doctor, Holistic Nutritionist, or someone similar. More details are available when you talk with a Welcome Specialist after completing this Scholarship Application.

Are your Specialist Certification Programs only online?

Yes and let us tell you why that is a great advantage! While many schools use the online format to take a more hands off approach to education…we use it to bring our community closer. With more 1 on 1 interaction from qualified expert teachers than any other program, you’ll come to love learning not from a computer, but through a computer from real people.

If I bundle each of the 4 Specialist Certifications, how long will it take me to graduate?

Each of the 4 Specialist Certifications (Holistic Lifestyle, Holistic Nutrition, Holistic Practitioner & Business) are comprised of 70+ NANP Board Certified Lessons in Holistic Nutrition, Lab Interpretations, Success in Practice Pro, & Success in Business Pro. Lessons are distributed between 9 NANP Approved Holistic Nutrition Classes. And we’ve added a NANP Board Exam Prep Course at no additional charge. It’s all designed to be completed within 18 months, but students are encouraged to work at their unique pace. Each student will have access to our online classroom for up to 24 months, but can work to complete the program in a little over a year so long as the quality of their work meets or exceeds our standards for excellence in education here at the Energetic Health Institute.

Can I take individual classes from the Holistic Nutrition Certification?

We do not currently offer any of our courses within the Holistic Nutrition Certification individually. However, we do offer a smaller program called our Holistic Lifestyle Certification which incorporates over 24 lessons in Holistic Nutrition as well as how to prepare delicious raw and vegan meal and how to develop a meditation practice focusing on happiness. Students who enroll in this certification are eligible to upgrade their course work to the full Holistic Nutrition Certification at any time by simply paying the difference in tuition.

Are There Start Dates? Due Dates?

Thankfully no, not at the Energetic Health Institute. Enjoy complete schedule freedom and work at your pace, around your schedule. Our classrooms are monitored daily for activity so expect no more than 48 hours before your homework submissions receive a response from an EHI faculty member…and in most cases (99% of the time) you’ll receive direct feedback within 24 hours. How many other online programs offer this much interaction with your teacher? Honestly?

What is a Typical Lesson Like?

During a typical lesson you will have access to Dr. H’s engaging audio narrated PowerPoint video presentations, supplemental videos, and compelling handouts. Once you have completed these and your required readings you will then be ready to answer your Personal and Professional Development Questions followed by a short lesson quiz. Personal and Professional Development Questions (PDQs) give each student the opportunity to gain valuable experience, research and develop their thought process for Holistic Nutrition and Natural Medicine. Each PDQ is responded to by a EHI faculty member so we can make sure you have ample attention and guidance. All Quizzes & Exams are open note and internet resource to mimic a professional setting where you will be asked to look up information you may be unfamiliar with. Each Quiz/Exam is automated allowing for instantaneous grading so you can monitor your progress immediately.

How Many Hours Can I Expect to Spend on Each Lesson?

For most Lessons you can expect to spend approximately 2 to 6 hours reviewing the Power Point video presentation, assigned readings, and handouts. Then you can expect to spend another 2 hours composing your responses to the PDQs and finally an additional 2 hours preparing for and then completing your quiz. That’s only 5 to 10 hours per lesson and you’re well on your way to becoming Board Certified. The average time per lesson from start to finish is 8 hours. At EHI, we say give us 24 hours a month and we’ll help you make your tomorrow amazing!

Can I download the Video Presentations & Handouts to have for later use?

ABSOLUTELY! And we wouldn’t have it any other way. We want you to be successful as you grow with us. Yet another huge benefit of this program!

I’m an International Student. If I become a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, will I be able to transfer the board certification to the country I live in?

Honestly, we don’t know. What we do know, is that if you give us a website and email address of a contact within the licensing organization in your country, we will contact them and make every effort to see that your board certification is recognized and fully transferable. We promise to do everything we can to help our students make a difference. Skype with us and let’s get it figured out.

What are the computer requirements?

We encourage students to have a laptop PC (Windows 9 or greater) or Mac (OS X 10 or greater) and you will be able to access program materials on an iPad, iPhone or Android Smart Phone. Minimum download speed for internet connection is 10 megabytes per second.

What is the process for taking a Leave of Absence?

For students enrolled in a multi-course certification, they are eligible to go on Slow Schedule (SS) or take a Leave of Absence (LoA) at any time and for any reason including personal or familial health or financial concerns. In order to go on SS or LoA, students must email or call Student Success and establish the start date and prospective end date of their term along with personalized provisions for how much work will be completed, if any. Students will have a maximum of 3 months for either SS or LoA for every 12 months of course access allotted by their selected program. For example, a student enrolled in a 24 month program will have a maximum of 6 months for either SS or LoA.

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