Awards and Accreditation

2011 - 2016

  •  APSA Founder’s Leadership Award for Nine Years of Outstanding Service
  •  APSA School of the Year – For Outstanding and Innovative School Practices
  •  APSA Best Retention and Completion Program
  •  APSA Best Recruiting Practices
  •  APSA Best Placement Practices
  •  APSA Best Student Financial Services
  •  APSA Best Wildcard Practice
  •  Natural Awakening’s Natural Choice Award for Holistic Business of the Year – SWIHA
  •  Natural Awakening’s Natural Choice Award for Holistic Business of the Year – Spirit of Yoga

2009 - 2011

  •  APSA School of the Year – For Outstanding and Innovative School Practices
  •  APSA Teacher of the Year – Richard Seaman
  •  APSA Best Retention/Completion – For exceeding Accreditation Benchmarks for all programs
  •  APSA Best Recruiting Practice – For a focus on Right Enrolment
  •  APSA Best Community Student Practice – For our connections with the community
  •  APSA Best Student Financial Services Practice – For outstanding customer service amid significant FA changes
  •  APSA Teacher of the Year – JoAnn Sanchez

2007 - 2008

  •  APSA Best Placement Practice – For our dedication to supporting student Entrepreneurs
  •  APSA Best Community Student Practice – For Opening our doors to students whose school had unexpectedly closed down without charging them additional tuition.

2006 - 2007

  •  APSA School of the Year – For Innovative School Practices
  •  APSA Best Community Student Practice – For working with The Shelter for Synchronistic Healing
  •  APSA Best Student Organization – For creating the Emerging Healers Organization
  •  APSA Best Retention/Completion Program – For a marked increase over and above required Accreditation Standards

2005 - 2006

  •  APSA School of the Year – For Outstanding school practices
  •  APSA Best Student Organization – For the “Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M)” Student Organization
  •  APSA Best Student Placement Practice – For creating GreatTherapists.com, a website dedicated to promoting graduates’ work in their chosen areas of specialty.
  •  APSA Best Wild Card Practice – For cultivating educational creativity and innovation in the classroom.
Award Given to KC Miller

KC Miller was one of the ten finalists in Athena Businesswoman of the Year Award 2007 given by The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Credentials Include

Professional Memberships and Licensing Agencies

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) is a fully licensed and accredited award winning private college providing professional, affordable holistic health education and career training. SWIHA provides lifelong learning opportunities for those drawn to an education in the science and art of holistic healing as well as those continuing their education, transformation and personal or spiritual growth.

  •  Approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE)
  •  Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)
  •  Licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE)
  •  Academic Partner with the National Academic of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  •  Approved by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB)
  •  Approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)
  •  Approved as a continuing education (CEU) provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  •  Approved for the training of veterans by Arizona Department of Veterans Services (AZDVS)
  •  Member of the Arizona Private School Association (APSA)
  •  Member of Associated Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  •  A+ Member of the Tempe Better Business Bureau (BBB) 
  •  Member of the Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce
  •  Founding Member of the Council of Massage Therapy Educators of Arizona
  •  Certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
  •  Certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE)
  •  Certified by the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH)
  •  Approved by Yoga Alliance (a national education and support organization for yoga in the United States)
  •  Member of the American Reflexology and Certification Board
  •  Licensed by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
  •  Licensed by Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency

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