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Questions and Answers About SSH

What are the textbook and total expenses?

Comprehensive Program students will need to spend between $500 and $700 (if purchased new) on required homeopathy texts, as well as approximately $165 for the required pathophysiology texts. If student elects to buy a homeopathic computer program (cost ranging between $1000-$5000), required texts are often part of the program's library. Students will also have the opportunity during the program to meet with representatives from software companies for information on a wide gamut of homeopathic computer programs

Total tuition fees to complete the Comprehensive Program range are as follows (approximate, and subject to change):

Does the practice of homeopathy require a license, and does the Seattle School of Homeopathy award one?

The SSH gives its graduates excellent and thorough preparation to apply for national board certification in homeopathy (see "Links" page). However, licensure is regulated by state agencies, and neither completion of this nor any other training program confers a license to practice homeopathy. SSH applicants are urged to review the state laws regulating their current, or prospective, license or registration field; it is possible to practice homeopathy within the scope of practice of certain health professions, within their stated guidelines. Some graduates have found ways to incorporate homeopathic analysis and guidance into coaching practices.

Additionally, certain states—including CA, MN, OK, RI, and AZ--have passed laws (colloquially termed “Health Freedom” legislation) which protects state-registered, unlicensed healers from being prosecuted without due cause.

What is the difference between licensure and certification?

National board certification is a means by which a profession sets, maintains, and oversees standards of practice within their profession. The Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) represents the professional interests, and guards practice standards, for the unified homeopathic profession in the US, both licensed and unlicensed. We at the SSH strongly encourage our graduates to become board certified in homeopath through either the CHC , or (for ND grads) the DHANP, in order to contribute to the growth of a unified profession with high practice standards--as well as to guarantee consumers some degree of protection from fraudulent or otherwise unqualified practitioners.

What careers might SSH graduates meaningfully pursue?

Depending on their backgrounds and previous trainings or licensures, professional homeopaths are able to practice in a variety of fields, including as homeopathic practitioners, homeopathic educators, or homeopathic coaches, as well as in homeopathic product promotion or sales. In Washington state, naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, physician's assistants, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, and advanced practice nurses are able to include homeopathy within their legal scope of practice; individuals holding or contemplating other healthcare and counseling-related licenses or certificates, such as CMHT, LMT, etc., are encouraged to research regulations governing scope of practice in those fields, to determine the extent to which they may legally include homeopathy within their scope of practice. Certain states, such as California, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arizona and Rhode Island, grant freedom of practice to registered homeopaths. Nevada and Arizona license homeopathic medical doctors, and Arizona licenses homeopathic medical assistants.

How much time will I need to spend on homework?

An average of 40-50 hours per month.

What will evaluation and testing be like?

Students will have many self-assessment quizzes throughout the year, particularly in the “Pathophysiology for Homeopaths” course. These quizzes will enable students to identify areas needing additional study or tutoring. There are annual take-home exams, and occasional in-class, closed book testing. A minimum passing score in our program is 70%; students will have the opportunity to re-take failed exams. An individual hour at the end of the Comprehensive Program is spent with the Director, assessing the individual student's strengths, noting areas which need remediation, and recommending future directions toward achieving personal and career goals.

What if I struggle with the material?

An optional monthly study group, led by a qualified homeopath, is available at a small additional fee to students—as is one-on-one tutorial assistance. Our students consistently comment on how accessible our instructors are; SSH facultyare selected not just for their expertise in homeopathy, but also for their ability to teach it effectively and with passion. Additionally, the SSH director is always available by phone and email to answer student questions.

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The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle, and permanent restoration of health; that is, the lifting and annihilation of the disease in its entire extent in the shortest, most reliable, and least disadvantageous way, according to clearly realizable principles.

– Samuel Hahnemann, MD

Homeopathy is not only many-sided, but all-sided. She investigates the action of all substances. She gives a new meaning to that oft-quoted saying of Paul, "Prove all things" –a new meaning, a new application that acts universally.
Constantine Hering, MD