Meet The Owner

KC Miller is the Chief Spiritual Officer, founder and director of our award-winning private college, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), one of the largest providers of holistic healthcare education in the country offering Holistic Health Education Online and On-campus. She is a longtime Reflexologist, Polarity Practitioner, Life Coach, Toe Reader and Ordained Minister. Of all the titles KC could claim, the one she chooses to use most is “Instrument of Spirit.”

While growing up and attending high school in a small Colorado town – one that included just 13 people in her graduating class – KC Miller had the opportunity to discover her creativity while touring the country and speaking on behalf of youth. Because of a severe learning disability she also found out just how quick people are to place labels on others. That discovery created the inspiration that today guides her life. “No person needs to ever be labeled,” said Miller. “That’s always been my motivation. You can overcome anything.”

KC has been nominated for many awards and even interviewed on CNN to discuss the amazing and curious art of toe reading. She has been featured on MTV’s #1 dating reality program, NEXT, and numerous news and radio programs throughout the country. Each year hundreds of people stand in lines for hours to get their toes read at the Celebrate Your Life events.

At SWIHA, KC is dedicated to transforming lives and helping men and women achieve their dreams no matter where in the world they are. She feels that everyone should be given a fair chance through affordable holistic education, on-campus or online. “I feel like I’m doing my absolute dream,” Miller said. “My purpose here on Earth is helping others never to get caught in the thought that they can’t do whatever they dream of doing.”

When we ask our graduates why they chose to take classes (online or on-campus) at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, we often hear, “because it felt like the right thing to do” or “I liked the energy.” What students may not realize, is that they are already accessing very powerful healing modalities – – that of energy medicine, often known as intuition.

“Whether you’re looking for a new career, expanding your skills with exciting new continuing education classes, or seeking personal growth and healing, we invite you to contact SWIHA and see how our curriculum feels to you. We truly believe you’ll feel very much at home. Graduating Great Therapists is what we are all about.”

KC Miller


Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) began as KC Miller’s vision of opening a modest massage therapy school. As a licensed massage practitioner in 1988, she taught at Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College (PTMC) for four years and developed a system known as Myotherapy and CLUB Massage.

With her vision before her, KC founded Southwest Institute of Myotherapy (SWIM) in 1992. This tiny school flourished and grew rapidly. After hearing that PTMC was going out of business, KC bought the school and headed to where her venture could continue to grow. After the relocation of SWIM, KC changed the name of the school to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and added hundreds of CEU classes, many diplomas and several AOS degrees. The mission was for students to “Learn to touch lives, heal bodies, and free souls.”

Riding the tides and sometimes rough waves of the economy and the world, SWIHA matured and relocated in 2002 to its current location in Tempe. Two years later, it was time to expand even more; in 2004 SWIHA began offering Title IV Funding thanks to the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

More than twenty years after its inception, SWIHA is an award-winning, nationally accredited and private holistic health college helping thousands of individuals advance their education, create their own visions for success and launch their own great ventures. Students can choose to earn a degree, diploma, certificate of excellence as well as take continuing education and personal development classes On-campus in Tempe, AZ or Online worldwide.

KC Miller

Rock-Solid Academic Foundation and Dynamic Hands-On Experience

At SWIHA, students often maximize their education and combine holistic modalities and practices into winning combinations for rewarding and profitable careers.

With a rock-solid academic foundation and dynamic hands-on experience, SWIHA graduates are soundly prepared for careers in many growing fields of holistic health and wellness. Entrepreneurial courses along with lifetime business coaching and placement assistance supports students as they enter the professional world and ultimately build clientele.

Whether aspiring to start a business or join an already established one, SWIHA provides the tools to “touch lives, heal bodies, and free souls.”

Fulfill Your Dreams with SWIHA On Campus or Online. The Choices are Unlimited!

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I hereby give my express consent for Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to contact me by phone, email, mail, and/or text message.

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