FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does it mean when a school is accredited?

A school is accredited by The H.D.A. when it has met all academic criteria specific to the Natural Health and Hygienic philosophies and/or similar natural health teachings at an acceptable academic post-secondary level of instruction.

What schools are accredited?

Post-secondary schools that teach the Natural Health and Hygienic philosophies and/or similar natural health teachings.

Is The H.D.A. recognized by the Department of Education?

Current laws in the United States of America prohibit the recognition of global accreditation of associations and organizations.

Are the degrees given by The H.D.A. accredited schools valid?

All H.D.A. accredited schools are approved by a government agency whether in the United States of America or an international government agency that authorizes and grants permission for post-secondary schools to offer certified or post-secondary degrees. Please contact the schools directly for verification of such authorization.

Can the credits by H.D.A. accredited schools be transferred to other post- secondary schools?

Credits earned, whether from a Homeopathic, Chiropractic, Naturopathic, or Natural Health and Hygienic school, can only be transferred to another school that will accept such credits that are specific to those courses and programs. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to understand if one desires to be a Chiropractor, or any other Alternative Health Specialist, that the courses required at a Chiropractic school or any other Alternative Health school cannot be transferred or accepted in a Bachelor of Arts program at another post-secondary school. The same can be said of any Alternative Healing Arts schools such as the ones accredited by The H.D.A.

How can information be obtained for a particular school?

The student has the responsibility to call the school to find out whether it is accredited.

Will my degree, certificate, or diploma be accepted by other schools, colleges, universities, or institutes?

Acceptance is at the discretion of the school, college, university, or institute to which the degree (s) is/are submitted. The student must understand the difference between an Alternative Healing School degree, certificate, or diploma versus a degree in a Bachelor of Arts or Science program offered at other schools, colleges, universities, or institutes. They are not the same courses or programs. Your degrees, certificates, or diplomas may be accepted at other Alternative Healing Schools. Again, it is the responsibility of the prospective student to investigate whether their degree (s) would be accepted by other schools.

Should a prospective student decide whether an Alternative Healing of the Arts education and/or career is for them?

Absolutely! We need Alternative Health Professionals that can provide safer alternatives of healing and guidance for everyone. The Alternative Health field is sadly lacking Alternative Health Professionals to help fulfill those needs.