Frequently Asked Questions

Connect with an Admissions Coach How long has SWIHA been around? For more than 20 years, SWIHA has been helping individuals advance their education in holistic wellness, transform their lives, and launch their careers helping others find health and wellbeing. Founded by KC Miller in 1992, SWIHA has grown to include our main campus, our Natural Aesthetics (SWINA) branch location as well as our Yoga Educational Facility and Studio (Spirit of Yoga) all in Tempe, Arizona. SWIHA also brings its programs to online students all over the world. Read more on SWIHA’s history. Today, you will often still find KC enthusiastically teaching classes both on campus and online, and hosting events for students and the community at our on-campus locations. What kind of credentials does the school have? SWIHA is approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). … Read More

Admissions Requirements

We are here to help you clear the way to your journey of becoming a student at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and beginning your adventure towards landing an exciting and fulfilling new profession! Engaging classes in holistic health career training with low tuition costs, flexible start dates and financial aid available to those who qualify are just a couple of steps away. All it takes is a high school diploma or GED to enroll in a program. To take classes for personal development, no previous education is required. It all starts with a desire to learn how to employ the science and art of holistic healing to help those in need and then engaging your passion, dedication and commitment to transform your dreams into reality. To enroll in a full program (on campus or online), fill out our Request Information Form and a dedicated outreach coach will contact … Read More

Continuing Education

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) Online offers a variety of continuing education courses covering a variety of modalities. Many require this training for continued certification while others simply choose to enhance the skills they already have. For on-campus courses please visit How to Register for Classes SWIHA Online makes registration simple – you can register by clicking a link below, by phone, online at or stop by the Student Services office in Tempe, Arizona. We will be happy to answer your questions or get you registered for a class. Start your journey with us today! [ceu][/ceu] Arizona Massage Board National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB): 1-800-296-0664 NCBTMB#: 032462-00 Arizona Requirements for Massage Therapists The state of Arizona requires 700 hours for a state massage license. Arizona State Licensing Board for Massage Therapy requires a minimum of 24 CEU hours every two years. A licensee … Read More

Prospective Students

Welcome to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA). A rewarding and lucrative career in holistic health and wellness is at your fingertips. With the high quality education in a vast variety of healing arts waiting for you at SWIHA, your path to finding your potential is already in your reach. If you are ready to advance your education and are drawn to holistic health as a path for a professional career, come explore the rich opportunities at nationally accredited SWIHA. From Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy to Massage Therapy, Yoga Teacher Training, Holistic Nutrition and Urban Farming, we offer the right tools to give you the foundation you need. Earning a degree, diploma or certificate of excellence in your prospective field gets you the credibility, qualifications, and skill to be ready when presented with a career opportunity. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts provides the right education and hands-on experience to gain … Read More

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