Holistic Medicine Programs

Countless Individual Courses

Unique Learning Modules

Do you have urgent questions about our school or programs? We were planning on that, so we’ve put together our most frequently asked questions in one convenient place for you to find the answer you’re looking for.

Please take a few moments to look through our FAQ below! This page contains information on accreditation, certification, eligibility requirements, and much more. 

We are a distance-learning provider of slightly rebellious, off the beaten path natural health programs that you won't find at your local university or community college.

We currently do not have a campus, but we are considering opening one so students and graduates can gather for yearly clinicals and local residents can attend classes and workshops.  

Our role is to model health and awaken in others the capacity and desire to heal, whenever humanly possible.

We empower those seeking improved conditions and encourage them to make informed decisions in regard to their health and life.

To assist this journey, we provide specialized knowledge on their journey to wellness.

Additionally, Rockwell graduates can act as, and are similar to, patient advocates in medical settings.

Our goal is to educate the masses on preventative care. We  support physician's who practice functional and integrative medicine, as conventional medical providers often do not understand the concepts or goals of those who think "outside the box" in terms of preventative healthcare.

We may not treat disease, diagnose medical conditions, or prescribe pharmaceutical drugs. 

To view the actual course work, click on 'Modules' above. Each program has its own page and fact sheet. Please read through the program FAQ after you finish reading the general FAQ. This is required by all who plan on applying to a specific program. 

If you just want to enroll in a single course or module, you may do so at anytime. However, if you wish to enroll in and complete an entire program, then please read the general FAQ on this page, as well as the individual program FAQ for your program of interest. Once you've familiarized yourself with that information, and asked any questions you have in advance, we can then encourage you to apply through the menu above!

In theory, anyone can learn and apply the principles we teach, but we do have a screening process for those who wish to complete one or more entire programs to make sure we're the right fit for your unique needs. You will find our application above!

Everyone is free to enroll in any number of courses and modules, —however only those who wish to complete a full program and attain a certificate of completion are required to apply and be approved through our committee on admissions. Please note that there is a $27 application fee per submission.

You can read all about accreditation below.

Accreditation in Depth

Most people are surprised to learn that board certification is always optional for both licensed medical professionals and holistic medicine practitioners.

While some graduates feel absolutely no pressure to participate in board certification, and feel it is perhaps "too mainstream" or conformist, —other graduates feel it gives them that extra boost in confidence they need to be perceived more professionally.

Such individuals may seek board certification through any or all of the following organizations, which include the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) —our first choice, the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board, and the American Association for Drugless Practitioners.

Please note that even though we do not seek 'professional accreditation' from the ANCMB or the AADP (the ANCB does not offer it), our students are still welcome to gain board certification from them.

Please see the 'Accreditation' tab in this FAQ for more information on that subject. And for more information on board certification and the above organizations, you may read our article on Board Certification for Holistic Medicine Practitioners.

We offer 5 different tuition payment plans and different income-based scholarships to those in need. Scholarships are for the full Rockwell Tri-Doctorate. Students can complete one or all of the programs in the RTD. See the Tuition tab in the navigation menu above for more info!

Please note, scholarship tuition payments are non-refundable.  Students are responsible for cancelling their own payment plans inside of their student account if they choose to discontinue access.

Unlike several other schools, we do not force you to continue making payments if your circumstances change —other schools will force you to pay, no matter what, keeping you in a 'contract' of sorts. We do not agree with this as it caters to the rich and can damage a person's credit.

Additionally, students enrolled in full programs will have lifetime access to their learning materials at no additional cost, whereas other herbal schools will only give you a set time limit to complete your program before automatically withdrawing you from their system.

Students learn from a complete repertoire of materials including our beautiful handpicked textbooks that students will use as desk references throughout their entire career. Additional learning materials range from periodic journals, video lectures, anecdotal theory from personal experience across the globe, and evidence-based studies in natural medicine.

With the advent of our updated courses, programs, and modules, it was brought to our attention how difficult and costly it can be to get books in certain countries.

Due to this, most textbooks are now optional unless otherwise indicated, although we strongly encourage anyone who is able to purchase suggest reading, to do so. 

Therefore, students now have the option to pick and choose which books they wish to purchase and keep in their library longterm.

For example, if someone plans to specialize in a specific area, they will want to purchase as many books as possible in that lesson.

Students are responsible for purchasing any books just like at a regular university or community college.

In lieu of required reading and textbooks, we now include a full length printable reference guide for each module which outlines the suggested reading.

Each of our 5 holistic medicine programs comprise 8 unique interchangeable learning modules which vary depending on your focus of study. For more information on program curriculums, please see the Module tab in the navigation menu above. 

Our testing consists of multiple-choice exams and long or short-form essays.

Unlike most natural health and herbal studies programs, Rockwell students have lifetime access and continuing education at no additional cost to ensure your knowledge stays current on trends in evidence-based natural medicine.

It takes 40-50 hours to compete Module 1. We are currently testing remaining modules for approximate completion times. A student working 10-12 hours per week should have no trouble completing a program with 9 months to 1-year. Students who can dedicate more time can complete programs much faster. Most students complete one program at a time within the coursework of the Rockwell Tri-Doctorate (RTD). 

Are you ready to develop the skills you need to become an expert in your field? Our programs help prepare the most highly-trained and in demand holistic medicine practitioners in the world. Students want a school they can be proud of and a name they can trust. That name is Rockwell.

How can you tell if Rockwell is right for you? Do you absolutely love the quality of our programs? Do you appreciate a quick response to any concerns? Do you want to go to a school where your voice is heard and your opinion matters? Does Rockwell resonate with your ideas of what a holistic medicine school should be?

These are the biggest deciding factors for those who choose Rockwell. 

We love vegans and vegetarians, who are always more than welcome to study our Advanced Holistic Nutrition Program or our Rockwell Tri-Doctorate, both of which contain Module 5, our Advanced Holistic Nutrition core curriculum. 

Please keep in mind that this includes an entire section that presents a compelling case for veganism / vegetarianism.

However, please be aware, as a student of Rockwell, studying the AHND program, you will be also be required to learn about AIP (autoimmune paleo), nourishing traditions (Weston A. Price), and ketogenic diets, which sometimes utilize animal-based food products, as Rockwell grads must have full working knowledge of all traditional and therapeutic diets. 

Additionally, we always support pasture-raised, humane, and sustainable animal husbandry over the atrocity of conventional husbandry left unchecked.

Please take this into consideration when applying.

In Module 8, students will learn all about the business side of things. They will learn about bedside manner and holistic business practices to help prepare them to better serve their communities. Graduates receive custom certificates of completion with any program they finish. Certificates of completion include a unique Rockwell ID# for public verification, which helps ensure responsible practice and public trust above all else.

Here are our various certificates of completion that our graduates may choose from. Our newer, classically designed certificates are at the top and our more decorative, vintage certificates are towards the bottom. Students are provided with a digital copy so they can adjust the print size to their chosen frame.

Our graduates may not treat disease, diagnose medical conditions, prescribe pharmaceutical drugs, or in any way 'pretend' to be, or mislead the public into thinking they are a licensed medical doctor. This includes the use of needles and performing injections of any kind, unless the graduate is also a licensed medical professional, and only then if done in an appropriate setting. We reserve the right to revoke a Rockwell Registration ID# and alert the public via any inquiries if a graduate is found to be practicing outside our standards and ethics, per the above guidelines. You may read more about that here.

To connect with peers, we provide a list of industry related events inside our learning management software. Enrolled students also have access to the private, Rockwell student FB group where they can connect with other students and program directors, or just ask health related questions for their personal practice. 

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Feel free to contact us and schedule a phone appointment! You may also text or call us at 317-721-7020. If you do not reach us, kindly leave a voicemail and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience. Our hours of operation are M-F 10 AM – 4 PM PST. 

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