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You will receive the most complete natural health education that will provide you with hope, practical solutions, and the support necessary to transform your life and improve the world.
When health is poor, every part of life is affected. There is less energy and enjoyment of the things we love such as time with family and friends, and productivity toward our passions. When we have the best health possible, we can create, live and fully experience the best life possible.
Drawing on decades of experience, this knowledge is absolutely fundamental for everyone that wants life more abundantly. Regardless of occupation, age, race, gender, geographical location, social status, personal beliefs and passions, great health is the foundational aspect that is vitally necessary for everyone.
Trinity School of Natural Health is a nonprofit educational institution offering professional natural health programs focused on the whole body and the integration of the body, mind and spirit. Trinity offers traditional home study curricula supplemented with an array of national live events in addition to on-demand and on-line programs. Trinity is accredited and recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board.
Our vision as an innovative company is to guide millions of people around the world to dramatically change their life through this empowering natural health education.
Trinity School is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5pm EST. We are closed for all major holidays. Should you call and get a recording during the day, please leave a detailed message. We check messages daily and will return calls as soon as possible.
A diploma demonstrates to the public that you have been trained in these areas of natural health. It also signifies that you have passed the appropriate exams required for the diploma. You will obtain knowledge of alternative natural health, which hopefully will serve you well as you seek to help others in obtaining and maintaining health. However, as in any program or endeavor, you get out of the program just what you put into the program.
Our programs are focused on personal enrichment. However, it is possible to start your own business and take on clients to counsel people in the areas of natural health. As far as using this in a public organization (such as a doctor's office, schools or nursing homes) it really depends on that organization and what they are looking for. We do not provide job placement once you have graduated from the program.
Prescribing, diagnosing and performing surgeries are generally a part of the "practice of medicine" and it would be a violation of state medical practice laws for anyone to prescribe, diagnose or perform surgeries without holding the appropriate state license. A federal drug license is also needed to prescribe drugs legally. Naturopaths do not prescribe or advocate the use of drugs. Typically, Naturopaths are referred to as "drugless doctors." A traditional naturopathic education does not include training in surgery.
You may always put any educational or professional designation after your name, but a few states license naturopaths and unless you are licensed in those states, you cannot practice or identify yourself as a naturopath (ND).
It is best that you check with your state's laws. Unfortunately, we do not have the information on each state here at Trinity School. You will need to research those laws on your own to find out if you can practice in your state legally. Some states have not finalized their laws due to legal challenges from those who believe that naturopathy should not be licensed and is a public domain. If laws change after the completion of your program, it is ultimately up to each state as to how they handle the situation. Some states may choose to "grandfather" in prior ND's, while others may not.
Click here to be redirected to a helpful website that may assist you in researching licensing for each state .
Trinity School is accredited and recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We believe we have the best direct education program available in naturopathy. We have 5 comprehensive programs composed of a variety of well-designed courses. Our students frequently call us to tell us how excited they are over the course materials. We use the best texts available. We have student service representatives to assist you with any problem you may encounter. You will be pleased to know that we are generally thousands of dollars less than any other self-study, direct education program offered in this field in the U.S.
Our self-study approach means that you can study at your own pace, without leaving your home and moving to a campus site. Price is another consideration. Campus programs require tuition large enough to pay for buildings, dormitories, dining facilities, gyms and other facilities that have nothing to do with naturopathy. On-campus programs cost $50,000 to $60,000 more than Trinity School of Natural Health.
We currently have approximately 6200 enrolled students. That number is consistently increasing at a fast pace!
Trinity School has over 5700 graduates.
We do not have samples of diplomas or course work at this time. Submitted course work must be typed (unless the directions in the front of the test say differently). Questions on tests may be in a variety of formats (True/False, Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, Short Essay or Short Answer).
Trinity is primarily a correspondence school. Our ND, MH, MI, and ACNC programs are available by book study. We also have our ND, CNHP, and CHS programs available by Live Events for students to attend.
You do not need to come to Trinity School for any reason. You complete the programs we offer in the privacy and convenience of your own home. All course work is submitted through the website, mail or by e-mail. If your test is completed through the website by using our online testing, you will receive your grade instantly. If you mail or e-mail your course work to Trinity, the Staff at Trinity School will e-mail your grade to you once your test is graded. Diplomas are mailed upon successful completion of all course work.
Each program is completed at your own pace, however there is a maximum time limit per program. The average time of completion for each program is:
•Doctor of Naturopathy: 1 1/2 - 2 years
•Master Herbalist: 1 year
•Advanced Certified Nutritional Consultant: 1 year
•Certified Natural Health Professional: 6-8 months
•Master Iridologist: 6 months
•Certified Health Specialist: 3 months
Each program has a maximum amount of time to complete it. If the program is not completed within the allotted time frame, all tuition is considered fully earned and not refunded. There is no set time in which the student must complete any individual course; however, the student must complete the program within the time limit given per program.
The student will have three (3) years to complete the Doctor of Naturopathy Program, two (2) years to complete the Master Herbalist Program or the Advanced Certified Nutritional Consultant Program ; one (1) year to complete the Master Iridologist Program or Certified Natural Health Professional Program; or 6 months to complete the Certified Health Specialist program. Should an additional program be added, the student will be given two (2) months per class to complete that program.
Should a student wish to enroll in individual classes and not a program, that student will have a three (3) month time limit per class. Should the class not be completed within that time frame, all policies will apply and the student will not be eligible for a refund on the individual classes as monies paid would be considered fully earned.
The Associate Degree in Biblical Studies program is no longer offered. The time limit for that program is 2 years and applies to any student that had enrolled prior to the program being discontinued.
Since Trinity School is committed to graduating the finest trained naturopaths, we currently do not give credit for studies completed from other schools.
Transcripts are available to students and may be forwarded on to other education institutions for review. Each school sets its own policy on accepting credits from other institutions.
Books are an additional cost for the program. These can be purchased through Nutritional Resources. We do recommend using Nutritional Resources as they have all of our selected and required books and materials. You are not required to purchase from them however, there may be a few books that are only available at Nutritional Resources. If you purchase textbooks from a location other than Nutritional Resources, make sure it is the identical book as editions may vary and could cause issues when it comes time to take the test.
We are able to offer installment plans for our programs. With the installment plan, each monthly payment gives the student access to a new test. The pricing is:
Certified Health Specialist (video taught / no additional materials needed)
Installments: $895 ($300 down, $100 monthly for 5 months)
Paid in full: $795
(CHS Live Event is an extra fee)
Certified Natural Health Professional (video taught / no additional materials needed)
Installments: $1,400 ($300 down, $100 monthly for 11 months)
Paid in full: $1,250
(CNHP Foundational Event is an extra fee)
Doctor of Naturopathy (video taught / no additional materials needed. Includes CHS and CNHP programs)
Installments: $4495 ($300 down, $168 for 25 months)
Paid in full: $4195
(video ND Live Events are extra fees)
Advanced Certified Nutritional Consultant (books approximately $275)
Installments: $1,745 ($300 down, $131.50 monthly for 11 months)
Paid in full: $1,600
Master Herbalist (books approximately $275)
Installments: $1,745 ($300 down, $131.50 monthly for 11 months)
Paid in full: $1,600
Master Iridologist (books approximately $650)
Installments: $1,745 ($300 down, $289 monthly for 5 months)
Paid in Full: $1,600
Doctor of Naturopathy (books approximately $750)
Installments: $3,795 ($300 down, $159 monthly for 22 months)
Paid in full: $3,495
If you want to take only a single class and not enroll in an entire program (however, it is cost effective to enroll in a program) the cost would be $250 per class, plus the cost of study materials (at this time, this fee applies to book taught classes only).
If you are already enrolled in a program, but want just an additional class (not another program) the cost is $200 per class, plus the cost of study materials (at this time, this fee applies to book taught classes only).
Trinity School is located in the Eastern Time zone. Discounts (if available) are valid through the last day designated and end at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
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Your ability to use financial aid for our programs depends on the organization providing the funding. Please check with them. We do not provide a school code.
At this time, we are not accepting enrollments in our Spanish Department. Trinity intends to offer the CNHP program in Spanish in 2018.
We require the minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll in any program we offer. You do not need a Bachelor's or a Master's degree to enroll.
You are more than welcome to study with others. Studying with others is a great way to understand the material! However, when it comes to the test answers, you must answer them on your own. We do realize that some of the answers will be identical (such as multiple choice, or true/false), and this is unavoidable. We will not accept a photocopy of answers for more than one student. If it is found by Trinity School that the answers are identical to another student, you may be asked to resubmit your work and/or you could also be assessed up to a 10% penalty on your grade. The issuance of the penalty is at the discretion of the Staff at Trinity School.
Trinity School does not maintain a list of available study groups or support groups.
You can enroll whenever you are ready to begin the program. To get started in a program and/or a live event, you need to submit an application online. With the application, you will need to also submit a form of payment (please refer to payment information). We accept personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks and credit cards. We accept the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
The processing of your enrollment may take 24-48 hours. Upon finalizing your enrollment, you will get an e-mail directing you to start accessing coursework online. If you choose to pay for shipping to have the tests mailed to you, please allow 7-10 business days for shipping. We do our best to process enrollments in a timely manner.
You can order the books at any time from Nutritional Resources or through any other bookstore of your choice. Please be sure you order the correct version of the book (Nutritional Resources has the information on each book on their website, such as the ISBN #, the Author, etc). You can order all the books at one time, or you can order the books as you need them. The price of the textbooks depends on the program you choose. Nutritional Resources does offer a 10% student discount off the publisher's price. Please send all bookstore order forms to Nutritional Resources and not to Trinity School.
If you have paid for your program in full, you will get access to all of the tests at one time. You can work on the courses in any order you choose.
If you are on the installment plan, you will get access to the first 2 or 3 courses (depending on the program you choose). Each monthly payment will provide you access to a new class. This would be available through your student log-in each month, unless you are receiving your coursework via USPS.
A student may decide to enroll in additional programs at any time. When a student decides to enroll in an additional program, a new application will need to be submitted to Trinity School of Natural Health. We will apply a credit to the new program by waiving classes from the original program of enrollment. The payment plan would be adjusted accordingly once the application is received.
You may access the student login by clicking on "Student Login" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen or by clicking here.
You should get this option at the time of enrollment. If not, you can create your account by clicking here.
If you have forgotten your username and/or password, you will need to use the FORGOT USERNAME/FORGOT PASSWORD option that is found on the Student Login Page. Trinity will not be able to provide you with your username and/or password.
Here are the steps to making a payment online.
1. Start by clicking MY PAYMENTS on the left side of the screen.
2. Find the program that has a balance due and a payment due date. Click on the program name.
3. Payments due are found at the top and listed in order by due date. Click the check box next to each payment you want to pay and then click CONTINUE TO PAYMENT. (Below the "continue to payment button" you will find a list of all paid payments)
4. Check your billing information.
5. Select a previous saved card or enter new card information.
6. If entering a new card, you may select the box that says "Check to save this card for a quicker checkout next time."
7. Click "Submit payment of $XX"
Here is how you access tests (either online or downloadable PDF's):
1) Once you log in to your account, click on "MY TESTS" on the left hand side.
2) You will see your list of courses here, to the right. To take a test, click on "Begin" to the right of the course name to take the online test or click "Download PDF Test" to download and print the PDF test. Video based programs do not have a PDF Test option.
This will be found under the "My Profile" option to the left of your screen. Once you are on your "Profile", scroll to the bottom and you will see an area that will allow you to update your username and/or password.
Tests are not timed. You can work on the tests at your own pace. There is a "Save and Close" option at the bottom of the screen that allows you to save your progress. You can resume your test at any time by logging in and clicking on "Resume Test" next to the course.
Most of our tests have a PDF version. If you click on "MY TESTS", you should see both options for testing on each course - "Download PDF Test" and "Begin Test". Click on "Download PDF Test" and follow any prompts for the downloading process. The PDF test and the Online test are different. You will not be able to start the PDF test and transfer your answers to the Online test. The PDF test is only applicable to our traditional book-study programs and not available for the video on demand programs.
Tests can be shipped to students for an additional fee of $10 per test. This is not applicable for the video on demand programs as tests are only accessible through online testing.
The Staff at Trinity School tries to help as much as possible. Most of our programs are completed by correspondence and are self-study programs. If you have a question on a test, contact Trinity School. We can guide you to the page where the answer may be located. We cannot, under any circumstance, give you the answer to the question. We are only able to help on a limited amount of questions because the tests are open book. This is at the discretion of the person grading the test.
We require the minimum of an 85% or higher to pass a course. If you score below an 85%, you will be required to resubmit your answers. Once you resubmit a test (by mail or online), the highest possible grade you can get is an 85%. We require that the answers for the resubmission by mail be typed. This is the ONLY time resubmissions are allowed.
Follow the instructions at the beginning of each test. You can submit your test through the mail or by e-mail. Please scan and e-mail tests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tests are not accepted via fax.
The Staff at Trinity School understands you are anxious to get the result of your test. We make every effort to get tests graded as quickly as possible. We are typically at a 1-2 week turn around time on grading tests.
We grade all tests and Dissertations in the order they are received. If you need to graduate by a certain date, please plan accordingly with the dates listed above.
Students also have the option to take their test live online through the student log in. Tests, in either format, are not timed.
Clicking on your grade will take you to your grade sheet. The grade sheet is where you will see what is missed, the answer you chose and the page number where the answer is found.
A new test will be created for you and you can begin working on this 24 hours after your original submission. There is no additional charge for the resubmission online. Students that need to resubmit the online test must retake the test online and this will be a whole new test (the PDF version of the test will not be accepted for grading for the resubmission). The highest grade you can receive on a resubmission is an 85%.
When a test is received at Trinity, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that it has arrived. Your test is entered in line for grading and graded in the order received. Once your test is graded, you will receive an e-mail letting you know which test was graded, the percentage received and the questions missed (if any).
Students that mail/e-mail their tests in for grading and do not pass have 2 options to retake their test.
The first option is to rework only the questions that were missed. These answers must be typed and returned by mail/e-mail, along with the required $25 resubmission fee.
The second option is to take the online test at no additional charge. With this option, a whole new test will be completed.
The highest grade given for a resubmission is an 85%.
Students in the current ND program are required to complete a Dissertation (course SNH 501) and two case studies (SNH 510 and SNH 520). The Dissertation is a research paper that is required in the ND program. It must be a minimum of 25 pages, but no more than 50 pages. It must also be bound before submitting this for grading. We do send guidelines once a student's account is paid in full for the ND program.
We understand students are very anxious to hear the results of the Dissertation. We make every effort to get these graded in a timely fashion. It is not uncommon for the grading process to take a minimum of 4-6 weeks. We are grateful to our students for their patience.
A notice for enrolled students:
If the course number for your Dissertation is SNH 501, the page requirements are 25-50 pages. For those students that require the Dissertation (course SNH 501) and two case studies (SNH 510 and SNH 520), you may take the Practical Applications event to waive those requirements. Dissertation information is released once the tuition balance is paid in full.
If the course number for your Dissertation is SNH 500, the page requirements are 45-75 pages. For those students that require the Dissertation (course SNH 500), students may enroll in the CNHP and earn the CNHP diploma to waive their Dissertation. CNHP may be completed by distance learning through video on demand. The Foundational event is an optional, add-on feature should you wish to attend in person and complete your CNHP program in 7 days.
Yes, you will need to complete all of the course work listed under the program. We cannot make any substitutions in any of the programs.
Diplomas are sent on a weekly basis to those who have completed and passed all course work and have made all required payments. You are welcome to call to check on the status of your diploma at any time. The first copy of the diploma is free (this is a larger document, approximately an 8.5" x 11" and on high quality professional certification paper). Any additional diploma would be $25 each. Diplomas are sent by USPS.
We also offer the diplomas in our larger size (this is 11" x 14") and a wallet size diploma, both $25 per copy.
Transcripts are also available upon request. We can send these directly to you or to an organization at any time necessary. The first transcript is free with any additional copies being $10 each.
There is no final exam through Trinity School. You would, however, be eligible to complete the test offered by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB). ANMCB offers numerous Board Certification possibilities including American Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and American Board Certified Master Herbalist. This certification adds a national level of competency recognized by businesses, professional associates, peers and the public. This testing is completely optional. This does not give you licensing. It will give you an extra certification to validate your knowledge. Click here to visit the ANMCB's website.
Trinity School offers a Review Class to prepare for the examination. Give us a call for information.
There is no internship available.
Students who withdraw from their program of study within the first thirty (30) days will receive a 100% refund on the tuition price of their program, minus the $250 non-refundable application fee and the fee for any completed courses. A pro-rated refund, minus the non-refundable application fee and the fee for any completed courses will be provided to those who withdraw after the initial thirty (30) days, but before six (6) months, commensurate with governing state laws and the commission on proprietary education. Tuition is considered fully earned after six (6) months and the student will not be eligible for a refund. The time frame for refund applies to the enrollment of a program. Should a student only enroll in one course, and not complete the course within the three (3) month time limit, all monies are considered fully earned for that course and are non-refundable. All shipping and handling fees are non-refundable.
Students who withdraw from their CHS, CNHP and/or ND (instructor format) program with Trinity School of Natural Health, the request must be submitted within 5 days of the enrollment date to be eligible for a refund (minus application fee, fee per video watched, late fees, enrolled student discounts and shipping fees). If cancellation is requested after 5 days from the enrollment date, the student is not entitled to a refund.
A withdrawal request must be submitted in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail). If test booklets were mailed to you, those items need to be returned and in sale-able condition. If materials are returned and in sale-able condition, you will get a complete refund (minus the $250 application fee and minus any courses completed prior to withdrawing). If the materials are not in sale-able condition, a small fee per module would be assessed to cover the cost to replace damaged materials. Refunds for withdrawals after 30 days will be prorated. After 6 months, tuition is considered fully earned. Once we receive all the materials and a letter requesting withdrawal, any refund due will be issued. Refunds can take a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Any issues a student has concerning refund/returns on books will need to be discussed with Nutritional Resources.
This is the ONLY way a student can be withdrawn from any program. Stopping payments or stopping course work will not withdraw a student from the program. This refund policy applies to all programs except the CHS, CNHP and video ND. The refund policy is different for the CHS, CNHP and video ND programs.
The main difference between the two Doctor of Naturopathy programs is the presentation method - books versus video. Some of the topics may be similar as far as the goal of the topic is concerned (for example, if the topic is Herbology, this may be in both versions of the programs). There may be some topics only in the book ND and only certain topics in the video ND. But it ultimately comes down to presentation method. The classes are not interchangeable and will not waive classes in the other version of the ND program. Only one version of the ND program may be completed at this time.
The Video (instructor) ND program includes the Certified Health Specialist (CHS) and Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) programs and we highly recommend the CHS and CNHP programs be completed first. You would ultimately earn 3 designations while completing this version of the ND program.
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We do have some free, short videos you can watch. This may give you a feel for what the videos may be like. Click here to view these videos.
The videos range anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours - depending on the topic of the class. Once the video is watched, students can then take the test. Some videos may be broken up in to several parts. You will only need to test once all of the videos are watched. You also only need to print the manual one time as it the information in the manual will cover all of the video.
The classes are released in numerical order by course number. The case study information will be released once all the other course work is completed and the balance on the account is paid in full.
There are no textbooks required for the video program. There is a manual that may be printed off and it follows along with the video.
The CNHP program (without the video ND program) contains approximately 35 hours. The ND video program (including CNHP) contains approximately 133 hours of video.
The hours are approximate and does not include the Dissertation and case studies.
Once you are a graduate of the program, video access is unlimited! You can watch the videos over and over again for as long as you would like!
With the $300 down payment, you will gain access to the first 4 videos in the program. Each monthly payment will provide access to 2 new videos. Payments may be made more frequently than once per month so you may gain access to videos faster.
There may be exceptions to this policy should a student be transferring from a different program into a program that has video on demand.
When you start a video in the video program, you do not have to watch the entire video right away. You can start/stop/resume as often as necessary until the video is completely watched.
A test is required to be completed once the video or videos are watched and are only available for online testing. Tests are open book and are not timed. The test is written from the video and manual. The minimum passing grade is 85%. Should a grade be less than 85%, a retake is required and the highest grade given is 85%.
At this time, videos are only available by enrolling in a full program.
Live events, while extremely beneficial, are optional. You can choose to attend some or all. Events are not included in the tuition fee and are an additional cost.
The Foundational event is event #1 and is the CNHP portion of the curriculum. CNHP is included in the ND (video taught program).
The Modalities event is event #2 for the ND (video taught) program.
The Symptoms event is event # 3 for the ND (video taught) program. The events may be completed in any order but we highly recommend the CNHP/Foundational event first.
The Practical Applications event will take the place of the required Dissertation and Case Studies. All of the course work must be completed prior to attending this event. This event is for anyone in the video taught or book taught ND program.
The Certified Health Specialist Event takes place the first four days of the Foundational Event, and is a great option for people who want foundational natural health education, but cannot commit to a full 7-day event. Curriculum for the CHS program is taught throughout the course of the event.
Live Events are an optional feature for our students and if chosen, require attendance at one of the various locations. Students may combine their enrollment with a Live Event. If this is combined, students would take tests while at the event and could possibly leave with a diploma at the end of the 7 days.
Students may also just audit the event. By auditing the event, this just means that you are attending for information only and will not take tests and will not leave with a diploma.
The CHS, CNHP and ND programs are the only programs that have the optional Live Event attendance feature.
Our schedule will be updated as soon as new locations are confirmed. Just because we are not coming to a new location near you right now, it does not mean that it is ruled out for future events. Keep an eye on our schedule!
Meals, lodging and travel fees are not included in the Live Event fees. Trinity does work with the hotel to offer discounted room rates and we will provide that information to you once you are registered for an event. When making travel arrangements, make sure they can be refunded in the event we have to cancel the Live Event. We do not see that happening but it could be a possibility.
Dress in layers as we cannot always control the temperature of the room.
Refrain from wearing perfumes and essential oils as much as possible.
Feel free to bring water bottles, pens, highlighters, pencils, laptops, iPads, notebook paper, etc. A course manual will be provided to each student upon check-in.
Please keep in mind that you may not record this event (audio, video or photography) in any way.
A bookstore will be at the event for your shopping pleasure. Nutritional Resources will be offering quality products, books, charts and professional supplies.
In the event that a student needs to cancel their LIVE EVENT registration, the student will receive a 50% refund if canceled on or before 21 days prior to the first day of the event. A cancellation request submitted after this date will not receive a refund.
This refund policy only applies to the live events. If the live event is also tied to a program, this policy does not apply to that program and canceling a live event does not automatically withdraw a student from the program.
To cancel a live event registration, students need to email email@example.com to request the cancellation. If the request is sent within the refund period, a refund will be issued as quickly as possible. We ask that students allow a minimum of 2 weeks for the refund to be processed.
The locations where events are held will vary each year. Please watch our schedule for upcoming life-changing events!
Trinity School is located in the Eastern Time zone. Discounts are valid through the last day designated and typically end at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
You may take the Foundational, Modalities and Symptoms events in any order. We highly recommend the Foundational event first. The Practical Applications event must be taken last and requires all of your ND course work be completed and your balance paid in full in order to attend.
Student Services Representative, Amy VanDevender, walks you through the online process for enrolling in one of our programs.
Student Services Representative, Amy VanDevender, walks you through the process for resetting your Trinity student account username and/or password.