Every holistic health educator requires some form of a doctoral thesis. The only thing is, they don’t really clarify that till you’ve enrolled, then you feel stuck. We tell you upfront everything you need to know to make informed decisions regarding your education.
A normal doctoral thesis required at a conventional college does not exceed 80,000 words, and will normally be over 60,000 words.
Our doctoral thesis is much less intensive, but every holistic health school does require them, and it’s a worthy project.
This word limit includes footnotes and endnotes, but excludes appendices and reference list / bibliography. Figures, tables, and images should be counted as the equivalent of 150 words for each page, or part of a page, that they occupy.
However, our doctoral thesis is much less intensive, and will consist of a total of 5,000 words. This is essentially only 10 pages, single spaced (or 20 pages double spaced), —with 1″ margins, in size 12 Times New Roman or size 12 Century Gothic.
The slight difference is that our doctoral thesis word limit does not include footnotes and endnotes, but it also does exclude appendices and reference list / bibliography.
In addition, figures, tables, images etc should be counted as the equivalent of 75 words for each page, or part of a page, that they occupy with a limit of 12 images / graphs.
This is basically what is known as a longform content. Most natural health programs also require a doctoral thesis, because these are considered doctoral programs.
Hopefully that doesn’t inspire you to panic, as this is a wonderful opportunity both for the school and for our graduates.
This allows our graduates to really dive into their specialty and to immerse themselves in it inside and out.
Writing a piece like this is a great way to learn, grow, and challenge yourself and share your work and ideas professionally with the public. To be fair, it’s a very short ‘paper’.
In addition, you would be very surprised to see how many of our graduate’s prospective clients search and read their bios through About Us / Our Team pages.
We are able to track real time traffic to our program director pages and assistant instructor bios. They do get a lot of traffic.
Graduate thesis writers will be listed as contributors on our About Us page with assistant instructors, myself, and our program directors.
A lot of graduates like to link their websites back to their bio on the School of Holistic Medicine website. This helps their website SEO (search engine optimization), and helps rank them in Google search results.
It also adds to their professional online presence and credibility.
SEO is very important for holistic health practitioners, and this is a great opportunity. No other schools work with their graduates like this and publish their graduates’ independent work, hypothesis, and anecdotal theory on their own platform.
If that sounds complicated, don’t worry and do not be intimidated by the work. It’s easier than you think.
You can read Piper Gibsons graduate thesis on phenibut here for an example or Michael Lonardo’s graduate piece, “Why I should Be Addressed as Doctor’, —both of whom are graduates and program directors.
Michael’s piece is a PDF within and at the end of the main article which I originally wrote, as the founder.
You have the opportunity, as a holistic health practitioner, to reach millions of people on your platform through social media. It’s important to be able to think independently and objectively. It’s also important to trust your ability and align with your intuition. This applies when you choose your thesis topic.
The graduate will write their doctoral thesis based on their speciality, —which is a subject someone has superior knowledge in or incredible skill sets on that they learned from personal experience, extensive research and application, —or through their courses at the SOHM.
Your doctoral thesis can just be a subject your naturally passionate (healthily obsessed) with. It will be published on our website under your name as a contributor to help activate your online presence in the holistic health community.
You are responsible for proper editing before publication.
As a courtesy, we will highlight spelling, typographical, and grammatical errors for you to correct where applicable and resubmit, but your doctoral thesis should reach us editorially clean with errors at a minimum.
Submissions with extensive errors will be rejected until corrected.