Southwest Institute of Healing Arts  1538 E. Southern Ave.  Tempe, AZ 85282

Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner* - On-Campus
Diploma - 750 hours

This 750-hour diploma program provides you with the necessary education to support and serve those wishing for a more mindful, balanced, and sustainable holistic life. By combining the practices of Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Holistic Nutrition, and Life Coaching, you will be well-trained to support yourself, other veterans, survivors of trauma, and those recovering from the symptoms post-traumatic stress.

Choose your concentration:
Option 1: Holistic Nutrition, Yoga and Yoga Nidra Focus (VA Friendly)

Our concentrated morning schedule includes Certificates of Excellence in Holistic Nutrition, Yoga Teacher Training, and Yoga Nidra and is designed to maximize veteran students’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) benefit.

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Professional Massage Practitioner** - On-Campus (Concentrated Track)
Diploma - 750 hours

Massage therapy has been shown to be tremendously effective in helping veterans reduce stress, alleviate pain, and restore balance as they return to civilian life. Our new concentrated morning schedule provides a focused, comprehensive education in bodywork techniques, including hands-on courses in medical massage, myotherapeutic approaches (including aromatherapy and reiki), cranial unwinding, reflexology, deep tissue sculpting, and much more.

Tuition and books are covered by veteran benefits.This program may not be eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Please speak with an Admissions Advisor for full details.

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Online Programs

Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner* - Online
Diploma 755 hours

Developed around the rigorous educational standards of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), this 755-hour diploma program address the foundations of Holistic Nutrition and dives into more advanced topics, including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, nutrition life cycles, nutritional support for the mind, principles of botanical medicine, and coaching techniques for future clients.

Choose your concentration:
Option 1: Nutrition Coach and a Fitness Nutrition Educator
Option 2: Nutrition Coach and a Natural Foods Culinary
Option 3: Nutrition Coach and an Urban Farmer

As a graduate of this program, you will automatically be eligible to apply for Professional Level Membership through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board Exam (HNCB). 

Tuition and books are covered by veteran benefits.This program may not be eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Please speak with an Admissions Advisor for full details.

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What makes SWIHA a good choice?

As one of the state of Arizona’s VA-friendly campuses, SWIHA is committed to creating a Conscious College Community. Our mission is to inspire individuals to discover their gifts and graces and to support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way. 
  • All graduates receive ongoing support through our Success Center, including placement assistance, entrepreneurial coaching, resume help, and much more.
  • SWIHA is state licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • Financial Aid is available to those who enroll in programs of 600 hours or more. Our SWIHA FAFSA school code 035933.

What are our Great Graduates saying?

"While working through my own PTSD, I knew that I wanted to empower others to heal, yet wasn’t sure how to make that happen. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that by learning the many things SWIHA offers, including Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching, I will be able to better serve service members, veterans, and even their family members. In classes, I’ve been able to connect with other fellow veterans, which has really enhanced my learning. Between the curriculum, caring instruction and community connections at SWIHA, I’m confident that my gifts and graces are being cultivated for the highest good.”

Dajon Ferrell
SWIHA Graduate & Veteran Army National Guard


“I had a deep yearning to work with Veterans who have PTSD. I have always been a Yogini, so I knew that was the path I wanted to take to help them… I have seen how Meditation, Sound Healing, and Asana have helped my husband, especially with the PTSD. He receives care at the VA Hospital in Phoenix. Every time we went there, my heart would burst with yearning to help the Veterans who are suffering. That’s where my passion became ignited.”

Kathy Koziol
SWIHA Graduate & Veteran Army National Guard


“Be open to the amazing and incredible—and all the lessons and education available. If you’re looking to make a difference in people’s lives, SWIHA is a fantastic place to start.”

Tom Kreienbrink
SWIHA Graduate & Veteran of the US Air Force