The School has a strong community in the US,
with students in 45 states. We brought our study course to the US
in 1987, and have been providing homeopathic education to US students
for over 20 years! Our course combines the flexibility of home study
with the rigorous training needed to become a successful homeopathic
practitioner. That’s because we blend in-depth independent
work with hands on, face-to-face training through regional seminars,
clinical workshops and a clinical supervision process. Regional
study groups also provide community and support to your independent
The School of Homeopathy is accredited by the Society
of Homeopaths in the UK, so you are assured of an in-depth,
quality program . Once you have qualified, you will be a confident,
competent homeopath who can go out there, roll up your sleeves,
and get to work helping people at the core level of their illness.
Our flexible approach means that you can begin your study with
the program at anytime, choose when and where you study, and to
what level. You can even ‘port’ the course from one
country to another; and you have an open invitation to attend classes
and clinics at our home base in England. All this adds up to making
our course the most in-depth and flexible program available. Read
on and see why so many have trained with us.
Our program progresses through four levels (see the courses
section of the site for more detail). For those that wish to practice
homeopathy we offer our highest Certification the School of Homeopathy’s
Practitioners Diploma, this course consists of:
3/4 Year period (flexible)
Homeopathy Units 1 – 18
96 CD’s, 150 lectures
3 x 3 days with senior UK lecturers at US locations
Clinical Observation & Practice:
2 x 7 Day Workshops and/or Summer
School (100 hours)
10 cases with 2 follow-ups each
Anatomy & Physiology and Pathology & Disease (sold as separate
Each year of the course is divided into easy to manage Units, which
you study whilst listening to the CD lectures from the School and
reading the specially selected books. The CD recordings bring the
best of the classroom teachings to you at home. You get numerous
CDs of patient cases with discussions as well as generous amounts
of supporting information, examples of student work and model answers.
During the course you are guided through the topics by reference
to books and supporting explanations, descriptions, and diagrams.
You are able to check your progress and reinforce your learning
through self-assessment questions and model answers. At the end
of each Unit you write up your assessments and then send them off
to your personal tutor. All our tutors are highly skilled mentors
and experienced professional homeopaths. Most of them studied with
us at the School of Homeopathy.
Each course is accompanied by a book list that is essential reading
for your study. We offer these books with a 15% discount through
Alternative Training or you can purchase them from US suppliers
such as Minimum Price Homeopathic Books.
Along with your independent course work, you will have the opportunity
to meet fellow students and senior faculty at our regional seminars.
We usually offer 3 or 4 seminars each year in the US and Canada,
so that you can choose one (or more!) each year that is appropriate
and convenient for you to attend. Through lectures, video cases
and discussion, they provide new insights into understanding and
analyzing the case, and applying new methods for differentiating
remedies. This often includes fascinating new proving information.
The presentations are structured so that newer students are quickly
brought along and their horizons widened. Advanced students and
practitioners benefit from new perspective on cases, subtle aspects
of remedies, and fresh methods and philosophy presented.
Getting advanced clinical observation is critical to becoming
a good homeopath. In your second and third years, you will also
attend our week-long workshops, either in the US, Canada or the
UK if you like, where you will participants develop their case-work
skills, leading to more effective practice. A wide range of teaching
cases on video, as well as live cases where practical, are presented.
The sessions are designed as interactive, process-orientated learning
experiences, leading not only to a much deeper understanding of
homeopathy, but also sharpening self awareness and skills in self-evaluation.
These 7-day events are especially created for distance learning
students and are led by the School’s principal Misha Norland
and other senior faculty members. The workshops are a key part of
the program, exposing students to plenty of clinic hours and case
Our supervision network program means that we take students
right through to clinical practice. US students can work with one
of our professionally trained supervisors in the US, or you can
submit an application to work with someone you choose locally. If
you cannot find a suitable local supervisor, then you may contact
someone in our network of specially trained distance supervisors,
and communicate via email and telephone. We work with you to find
the best solution for your individual needs.
This is the highest level diploma offered by the School of
Homeopathy. There are no formal examinations; rigorous external
assessment is provided through completion of the comprehensive assignments
sets, with high standards of tutor marking. The full Practitioners
Course Diploma is equivalent to UK vocational Degree level or NVQ
Level 1 and will ensure your homeopathic career the best possible
We also offer various intermediate certificates and diplomas so
you can complete just one section of the Program, have a break and
then continue with another section at a later date if you wish.
Four main stages of certification are awarded by the School
for students progressing through the Program, plus certificates
on completion of Alternative Training’s Anatomy & Physiology,
Pathology & Disease, and Nutrition (optional) courses.
Units 1-2 completed with tutor marking and only if the student
does not wish to continue onto the Foundation Course.
Units 1-7, one 3 day regional seminar
The Foundation Diploma plus:
North America - Units 8-14, one 3 day regional seminar, A&P
The Introduction into Practice Diploma plus:
Units 15-18, one 3 day regional seminar, P&D course
All seminars/summer schools taken over the duration of the
course can be counted towards the clinical certificate plus completion
of A&P and P&D.
Three x 3 day regional seminars, two x Clinical Workshops with assessments
The Advanced Diploma certificate and Clinical certificate
North America - 18-36 months Casework under supervision (Portfolio
of 10 cases with 2 follow-ups each)
In North America, completion of our Practitioner Course meets
the requirements of the North American Society of Homeopaths and
the Council for Homeopathic Certification for taking the CHC examination
for Registration (after one to two years of proven practice). By
joining our home study course you are assured of receiving a high
standard and quality of education, service and care. Students should
note, however, that completion of our program does not confer a
license to practice. It is wise to review the official licensure
policies of your own state before commencing in practice.
Our North American Program is similar to our UK Program. Since the
School of Homeopathy is a recognised leader in homeopathic education,
the UK diploma (DSH), given on completion of our attendance Practitioner
Course, leads to immediate registration in the UK. The UK program
is fully accredited by The Society of Homeopaths who are one of
British representatives on the European and International Councils
for Classical Homeopathy. The Society of Homeopaths was established
in 1978 and is the largest organisation representing professional
homeopaths in the UK.
SoH - The Society of Homeopaths
ABCC - The Association of the British Correspondence College
BHMA - The British Holistic Medical Association
CMA - The Complementary Medical Association
HCPF - Homeopathy Course Providers Forum
NANHE - North American Network of Homeopathic Educators
HMA - The Homeopathic Medical Association
CHC - Council for Homeopathic Certification
WCSH - West Coast Homeopathic Society
ARH - Alliance of Registered Homeopaths
PHA - Portuguese Homeopathic Association
AROH - The Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH)
NASH - North American Society of Homeopaths
NCH - National Center for Homeopathy
Please read more about our courses and the School
on the rest of the site and if you have any questions please contact
us or Sally Tamplin, our US Representative.