Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program

Our Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program was one of the first of its kind in complementary and alternative health care in Canada. The program offers a variety of courses in both Holistic and Energetic Studies: Aromatherapy, Shiatsu Basics, Herbal Studies, Homeopathy, Chakra Studies, Reiki, Reflexology, Colour Therapy and Medical Intuition to name a few.

Holistic Health Career Outlook
In a recent job survey analysis by the Federal government, Employment and Skills Development Canada, Holistic Health was identified as having an above average demand for practitioners, resulting in a projected shortage of workers in the field from now through to 2026.



The Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program is a 910-hour professional training program in holistic healthcare and energetic studies. Created in 1994, it was the first complementary and alternative healthcare program developed in Canada and continues to be the most comprehensive and inclusive program in the country.

The program offers:

  • A unique integration of physical, holistic and energetic modalities & vibrational arts
  • Spiritual approach which forms the foundation for the program
  • Opportunity for students to do their own inner healing and embark upon a spiritual journey while studying
  • A practical, hands-on approach to learning
  • All instructors are professionals actively involved in their practices and communities
  • Limited class sizes = more individual student support
  • More dedicated classroom hours
  • Large diversity of modalities, exceeding requirements of the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners
  • Many options to choose from: take the entire program; focused certificates, Individual Studies or one course at a time

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities exist for graduates of the Holistic Health Practitioner Program. Graduates work as:

  • Holistic Practitioners in Clinics, Retreat and Wellness Centres, Spas, Cruise Ships and Holiday Resorts
  • Support staff for: Chiropractors, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Doctors
  • Entrepreneurs and set up your own private practice or clinic with other practitioners or corporate on-site contracts


  • To train students with professional skills in a variety of bodywork/energy work and holistic health care modalities.
  • To provide students with practical and professional experiences in these modalities
  • To complement and work synergistically with conventional medicine
  • To support students in the exploration of the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit in respect to physical health or illness, while examining the psychospiritual influences behind illness.
  • To introduce students to the basic requirements in business management, ethics and communication to allow for the development of a successful practice.


The Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program is split into two areas of study: Holistic Studies and Energetic Studies.You can take the entire program, focused certificates, individual studies or take one course at a time.

Holistic Studies

Anatomy and Physiology (30 hours)

Pathology (18 hours)

Aromatherapy, including product making (120 hours)

Herbal Studies and Fundamental Iridology (105 hours)

Homeopathy (30 hours)

Swedish Basics (30 hours)

Shiatsu Basics (30 hours)

Reflexology (45 hours)

Natural Nutrition and Nutritional Symptomatology (30 hours)

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching (22 hours)

Ethics and Managing a Business (18 hours)

Holistic Treatment Skills (24 hours)


Energetic Studies

TS-01 Meditation and the Chakras (20 hours)

TS-04 The Path of Emotional Healing (20 hours)

TS-05 Spiritual Healing and Energy Transfer (20 hours)

TS-06 The Intuitive Arts (20 hours)

Shiatsu Basics (hours counted in Holistic)

Reiki I (15 hours)

Reiki II (15 hours)

Vibrational Arts and Energy Work (30 hours)

Chakra Studies II (30 hours)

Crystal Energy Work (8 hours)

Sound Energetics (15 hours)

Medical Intuition, Guided Imagery and Prayer (30 hours)

Colour Therapy (8 hours)

Subtle Aromatherapy (15 hours)

Bach Flower Remedies (8 hours)

Energy Medicine Techniques (7 hours)

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching
(hours counted in Holistic)


Start Dates

Full-time 1-Year Program: Mon. Sept. 9, 2019*

The required courses from the Discovery the Total Self Program (#1, #4, #5 and #6) are included in your full-time schedule.

*with scheduled breaks | The following Program will start Mon. Sept. 13, 2020

Part-time 2-Year Program: Tues. May 12, 2020*

You may schedule the required courses from the Discovering the Total Self Program (#1, #4, #5 and #6) at your convenience and get started at any time.

*with scheduled breaks | The following Program will start Wed. May 12, 2021

Note: Custom-designed schedules can be developed for any start date for full-time and/or part-time studies.

For more information, please contact Maria Gallé at mariag@transformationalarts.com or 416.484.0454 ext.25 or Pat Rigby at prigby@transformationalarts.com or 416.484.0454 ext.30.



Enrollment in the College’s Discovering the Total Self Program — Course #1, #4, #5 and #6. Courses #1 and #5 are pre-requisites for most Energetic Studies courses.

25 hours of counselling while doing the program. To be an effective healer we need to do our own emotional healing or inner work. Inquire on how you can complete your counselling hours at the College’s Psychotherapy Clinic at a reduced fee.

Case Studies

122 Case Studies in the various modalities need to be completed in order to receive a Diploma from the College. Additional Case Studies are required for Aromatherapy and Reflexology legal designations. Case Studies are optional for those completing the program for personal reasons only.

Class Attendance

Students must attend 90% of classes to receive certificates. 75% attendance is required for Total Self courses.

Credit Hours

The following courses can be applied towards further professional training at these schools:

  • Homeopathy Basics — Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine
  • Herbal Studies — Living Earth School
  • Iridology — The Canadian Institute of Iridology
  • Nutrition — Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario has qualified the following courses as Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Anatomy/Physiology, Pathology, Aromatherapy, Swedish Basics, Reflexology, Counselling Skills, Reiki I and Ethics and Managing a Business.

Diplomas and Certificates

Upon completion of the courses, exams, case studies, and all other requirements, the graduate will receive a Holistic Health Practitioner Diploma from the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training.

Individual Certificates will also be given for:

  • Fundamental Herbology
  • Fundamental Iridology
  • Homeopathy Basics
  • Nutritional Symptomatology
  • Reiki I

Exams— Designations— Fees

  • The Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners has granted Transformational Arts the designation C.N.H.P. (Certified Natural Health Practitioner) for the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program. This designation may be used as a legal suffix after the practitioner’s name in most regions of Canada.
  • At present time the field of holistic health is an unregulated profession. Should regulations be imposed in the future, people registered with the Board having this designation will be given priority.
  • The C.N.H.P. designation is optional to students. The fee is $500.
  • The fee for the designation to become a Certified Aromatherapist (C.A.H.T.) or Certified Reflexologist (C.R.H.P.) is $500. The cost to write the exams is $100 each.
  • Designation and exam fees qualify for tuition tax credits
  • If the student applies for more than 1 designation, the fee for further designations is only $125.
  • Designations must be renewed annually for a fee of $125.
    15 hours of Continuing Education Credits must be done annually to keep the designation valid.


The tuition fee for the Holistic Health Practitioner Training program is $9,175.

  • Fees for 4 required Discovering the Total Self courses are additional ($1,080).
  • Administrative and Materials Fee of $410 applies.
  • Cost for massage tables, bodywork supplies, teacher manuals, text books and some materials fees are additional.
  • Financial plans are available.
  • Tuition tax credits are given for this program which is HST exempt.
  • Exemptions for prior certifications are possible. Tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
  • For details contact Holistic Coordinators Maria Gallé (416.484.0454 ext.25 or mariag@transformationalarts.com) Pat Rigby (416.484.0454 ext.30 or prigby@transformationalarts.com). To register for a single course only, you may also do so online through PayPal.
  • A $500 (full-time) or $300 (part-time) non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application.


To Register

For an information package, schedule, application form and to hold your space contact Holistic Coordinators Maria Gallé (416.484.0454 ext.25 or mariag@transformationalarts.com) or Pat Rigby (416.484.0454 ext.30 or prigby@transformationalarts.com).

You may also inquire using our webform

Students must be 18 years of age or older and have completed high school.

Mature students of 21 years of age may apply.