Exclusively For IHHA Annual Members

Certified Naturopathic Doctor


Be the practitioner YOU want to be. Experience unparalleled education - linking science with nature.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Flexible Learning

Board Certification

Welcome to the Certified Naturopathic Doctor Program

by the International Holistic Health Alliance

Welcome to the Certified Naturopathic Doctor Program! You're now on the brink of one of the most enlightening paths in the world of health and wellness. Venturing into this program is not just about gaining a title—it's about immersing yourself in a deep wellspring of ancestral knowledge harmonized with the most current holistic research.

As you embark on this journey, you'll explore the vast realms of herbs, nutrition, mind-body balance, and myriad natural therapies. Surrounded by a vibrant community of dedicated learners and renowned educators, you're set to transform not only your understanding but also the lives of countless individuals seeking natural health solutions.

But this is more than an academic adventure. At its core, our program is about fostering a genuine connection to nature and its bounty of healing properties. As you progress, you'll come to see yourself as a part of a grand tapestry of practitioners who, through the ages, have championed the cause of holistic well-being. The knowledge and skills you acquire here will be a legacy you carry forward—a beacon that illuminates healthier, more vibrant lives.

Dive deep, be curious, and open your heart to the transformative world of naturopathy;

with us, you're taking the first step toward shaping a healthier world.

Curriculum Overview


Our herbalism course dives into the world of plant-based remedies, covering their rich history and practical applications. Students will learn to identify, harvest, and prepare medicinal herbs, ensuring safe and effective use. This course is ideal for those eager to connect with the healing power of nature, whether for personal interest or a deeper pursuit in herbalism.


Our nutrition course provides a comprehensive exploration of holistic dietary practices and the science behind them. Students delve into the intricacies of various nutrients, their functions in the body, and the impact of diet on overall health and well-being. Emphasizing both traditional wisdom and contemporary research, the course equips participants with the knowledge to make informed dietary choices and guide others on their journey to optimal health.


Our Homeopathy Course offers an in-depth study into the principles and practices of homeopathic medicine. Participants will delve into the philosophy of --like cures like-- learning to recommend remedies based on the holistic understanding of a patient's physical, emotional, and mental state. Covering both classic and contemporary methodologies, the course emphasizes the importance of individualized treatment.









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The instructors are industry experts and professionals who possess a deep understanding in their fields. Their expertise and passion just shine through in their teaching, making the learning experience engaging, informative, and enjoyable!

Accredited by the ANMAB**

Our Certified Naturopathic Doctor Program by the International Holistic Health Academy

is accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board.


Welcome to the International Holistic Health Alliance!

Combined 75+ years

Clinical Experience

Discounts & Community

Over 100+ Hours of

Clinical Pearls

Real World Application

We are a collective of passionate professionals dedicated to the advancement and integration of holistic health. As the board, we'd love to introduce ourselves and share our individual journeys that have culminated in this mission:

Dr. Jeff Essen is our esteemed President and Co-Founder. An accomplished Naturopathic Doctor, he wears multiple hats as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, Certified Gluten-Competent Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. His commitment to holistic health is exemplified at the Whole Life Clinic PMA in Rosemount, MN, where he extends his expertise in autoimmune disease, digestive issues, and functional hormone support. Leveraging advanced biofeedback and therapy devices, he consistently guides patients towards holistic well-being.

Dr. Abdel Alkhalouf, our Director of Research and Science, brings a depth of knowledge from his academic roots in southern Florida. With a PhD in Nursing Science and a Master’s of Science in Acute Care, he has enriched minds as a university medical adjunct professor before branching into the natural health realm in 2013. His contributions extend to the creation and co-ownership of Feel Good Forever (FGF, USA), a pioneering dietary supplement company.

Starla Weichman, our backbone as the Director of Finance and Communication, has clocked over 13 transformative years in the natural health industry. A Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, she continuously dives deep into learning, evident in her active participation in webinars and seminars. Starla's hands-on approach is further witnessed at Be Healthy Naturally in Ottumwa, IA, where she delves into biofeedback testing and PEMF therapy.

Lastly, meet Tracy Abraham, our Director of Strategic Development and Education. With accolades as a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Lyme Specialist, Tracy amplifies health outcomes at Amplify Health & Wellness in Appleton, Wisconsin. Specializing in Bioenergetic Screenings, PEMF Therapy, and Lyme Disease, she is a beacon for those seeking comprehensive health solutions.

Together, we embody the spirit of the IHHA, driven by a unified goal to uplift and advocate for holistic healthcare. We warmly invite you to join our journey, to learn, grow, and redefine health with us.

Your IHHA Family,

As Seen In:

Here is everything you'll get when you enroll in the
Certified Naturopathic Doctor Program

  • Comprehensive Curriculum (Valued at $4,500)

  • Interactive Learning Modules (Valued at $997)

  • Professional Practicum Experience (Valued at $2,500)

  • Exclusive Webinar Series (Valued at $1,997)

  • Naturopathic Toolkit (Valued at $1,597)

  • Networking Opportunities (Valued at $2,497)

  • Post-Graduation Support (Valued at $2,997)

Total Value = $17,085

Our Mission:

to enlighten people about the myriad benefits of holistic health and to nurture collaboration amongst professionals, to usher in a transformative wave of change.

Why An Alliance?


After a century of naturopathic and allopathic medicine being marginalized in US Medical practice, the moment for their reintegration is now.

How do we navigate the challenges obstructing this integration?

By rallying together, unifying our voices, our teams, our vision, and our collective efforts!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why pursue a career in natural health?

Choosing a career in natural health is both a personally and professionally rewarding decision. On a personal level, it offers deep insights into holistic well-being, allowing individuals to take control of their own health and that of their families. Professionally, the field is burgeoning with increased awareness and demand for alternative and holistic health approaches. Natural health practitioners often find fulfillment in helping clients achieve balance and wellness using non-invasive and sustainable methods. The field also allows for continuous learning, as natural health is a dynamic domain with evolving research and methodologies. Moreover, as the global shift towards preventive healthcare and organic living continues to gain momentum, professionals in natural health find ample opportunities in various sectors - from clinical practice and consultancy to research, education, and product development. In essence, a career in natural health merges passion with purpose, allowing practitioners to make a positive impact on individual lives and the broader community.


Natural health offers a path that aligns with many individuals' values and desire to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of others.

Q: How does IHHA Academy's Program stand out from other online programs?

While numerous commendable health coaching programs exist online, IHHA Academy's distinct focus is on the modalities and techniques intrinsic to natural health practices. Many other programs predominantly center on general diet, exercise, and emotional or mental well-being. However, IHHA Academy offers a comprehensive approach that delves into a wider scope of natural health, covering areas like anatomy and physiology, foundational health principles, forms of evaluation such as bio-energetic screening, applied kinesiology, salivary hormone tests, blood tests, and functional genomics. Through our curriculum, we equip our students with practical tools and techniques to champion a truly holistic approach to health and wellness.


We hope this provides clarity on the unique attributes of our program. For further inquiries, feel free to reach out.

Q: What should I anticipate after enrolling in the ND Program at IHHA Academy?

Upon enrolling in the ND Program, you'll promptly receive a Welcome Email that provides crucial information. This will include your login details through Social Fox, our primary learning platform, as well as links to our official bookstore, merchandise store, and a pre-recorded orientation session. You will get access to a training course prior to your program's commencement, ensuring you're comfortable navigating our online learning environment. When your first course kicks off, you'll engage with lecture materials, partake in dynamic activities, and tackle various assessments. It's imperative to review the course syllabus meticulously and keep track of all submission deadlines. Your dedicated instructors are always on hand to assist with any queries related to the coursework, tasks, or navigating the online classroom. Should you encounter technical issues, our Enrollment Advisor Team is accessible via email at support@myihha.com.


We're committed to ensuring a smooth and enriching learning experience for every student in our academy.

Q: How can I enroll in a program with the IHHA Academy?

There are two primary methods to enroll in a program at IHHA: digitally through our website or by collaborating with one of our Enrollment Advisors. If you're new to our curriculum or seeking in-depth insights, we highly suggest connecting with an Enrollment Advisor. These professionals are on hand to clarify any uncertainties about our offered programs, curriculum, materials, tuition fees, and the overall enrollment procedure. Moreover, our Enrollment Specialists are seasoned practitioners in their respective fields. They can offer invaluable advice regarding the IHHA experience and how to optimally leverage your newfound knowledge in real-world scenarios. Should you wish to consult with an Enrollment Advisor, please dial 641-381-5911. Alternatively, for those opting for the online enrollment method, simply visit your desired program page on our website, click on the Enroll button, and navigate through the subsequent steps. Once successfully enrolled, you'll be greeted with a confirmation notification and a follow-up email for your records.

Q: Upon graduation, how can I utilize my education in the real world?

After graduating from IHHA Academy, you'll be equipped with a robust knowledge base and practical skills that are highly applicable in various professional and personal spheres. Professionally, you can consider careers such as starting your own natural health practice, offering online or in-person consultations, collaborating in a multidisciplinary health team, or even venturing into the retail side by managing or launching a health-focused store. The world of public education also beckons; you can conduct workshops, become a health columnist, start a blog, or even author a book based on your expertise. On a personal level, your education empowers you to make informed health decisions for yourself and your family, and also to serve as a beacon of knowledge within your community, helping friends and neighbors understand the benefits of a holistic health approach.


Our curriculum aims to ensure that every graduate is prepared to make a tangible impact in the real world, be it in a career, community, or personal context. Should you have any more queries about career possibilities, don't hesitate to connect with us.

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