What is the difference between the 3-Year North American Practitioner Program and the 2-Year International E-Learning Program?

There is a significant difference between the two programs with the focus of the 3 year course being to prepare a student for practice. The 3 year course is a Distance Learning Practitioner Program in real time with our online classroom operated by teachers of homeopathy at our satellite office in the United States for students in North America. :-

1. The 2 year E-learning course is for self-study. By contrast, the 3 year Practitioner Program provides an online classroom environment where you will benefit from weekly class interaction, discussion and study with your peers as well as one on one supervision with your own clinical cases and training. In addition to the ten supervised cases which you will take and follow for 6 months in years 2 and 3, the 3 year program also has a monthly student internship clinic to ensure you gain as much practical experience as possible in taking cases.

2. The 3-year program has nearly double the lecture content with additional modules covering Materia Medica, Levels of Health, Organon and Strategies in Prescribing providing a strong foundation for study and future practice.’

What is the process and timelines for a student to apply, study, graduate and practice?

1. Apply

A proactive student can potentially complete the application process in less than one month. Prospective students must complete and application, send proof of identification, furnish 2 letters of recommendation, a background check (which takes a minimum of 2-3 weeks), and have transcript and proof of prior education submitted. (Please see more info under Admissions Process)

2. Study

Once the admissions board has carefully considered each applicant’s submission, those accepted to the program are notified in July or August of the same year that matriculation is to occur.

A new student’s first tuition payment is normally due in the third week of August, and Orientation for each new class occurs on the last Saturday of every August.

Classes begin the first week of September.

Entire class schedules for each enrolled class can be found under the Course Details tab at https://vithoulkas.college/

Each Student is enrolled for 3 years.  At the end of the 3-year program, students who have passed their final exams and have completed their 10 supervised cases will receive an IACH diploma.

Graduation ceremony typically occurs on the third weekend of every August.

The 3-year program includes all classroom hours, clinical hours and necessary tools to successfully graduate.

3. Practicing Homeopathy
There are many avenues by which a person can begin practicing homeopathy in the US. The type of education you have, where you received your education and the laws of the state in which you live are all factors that may affect your path towards practicing homeopathy.

Please note that certification is not a license to practice homeopathy. Each state regulates homeopathy and other alternative and complementary medicine disciplines differently. For more information, contact your state Attorney General’s office.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy offers an academic Course based on the highest educational standards according to the principles of Samuel Hahnemann.

This Course offered by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy contains all the necessary knowledge to provide a solid foundation towards becoming a good homeopath. Therefore, our Diploma certifies knowledge, but does not automatically give one the right to practice homeopathy. Students must comply with the laws and regulations of their respective state/country. As these laws are varied around the world, the responsibility for that research falls to the interested student.

What are the prerequisites for the 3-year North American Practitioner Program?

An associate degree (or equivalent) is required, and a bachelor degree is preferred.  At least two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) of education at the baccalaureate level that is appropriate preparation for graduate level work, or the equivalent (e.g. certification in a medical profession requiring at least the equivalent training of a registered nurse or physician’s assistant), from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education is required. Two academic years at the baccalaureate level, which include basic human science courses is preferred. Students who have not taken Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology classes prior to taking our program need to also complete these certification prerequisites prior to finishing the 3-year program in order to obtain their diploma from IACH.

I am already a Doctor/Homeopath. Can I apply for advanced standing into the program?

While we also have some students who are new to homeopathy, the majority of our students are practicing health professionals and also homeopaths who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge in classical homeopathy. Therefore, the entry-level is standard for all professional applicants from all modalities of healthcare.

In order to ensure that each and every IACH graduates with the same tools, education, and learning experiences, and as our program is unique in emersion methodology as students are observing Professor Vithoulkas take actual cases during nearly every class, IACH does not offer advanced standing into our program. However, IACH offers the 3-year North American program at a 50% discount to those who are already CCH.