The American Medical College of Homeopathy (AMCH at PIHMA) Homeopathic Practitioner Program prepares students for professional practice of homeopathic medicine. The program is licensed through the State of Arizona Private Postsecondary Board of Education. The next Homeopathic Practitioner Program class starts in January of each year. This program is offered in both a real time synchronous online format and in a classroom format. Online students interact live with the instructor during class. The program is a three year, part-time program, that encompasses 1300.5 clock hours, meeting the CHC requirement of didactic and clinical training hours. Students attend an average of two weekends per month over three years. This program is specifically designed for both non-licensed and licensed health care professionals to practice classical homeopathy. Potential students can sign up to visit a class or enroll in a single class rather than an entire program (non-matriculation).
The Homeopathic Practitioner Program provides a solid preparation for the professional practice of homeopathic medicine. It is based on a firm academic and practical foundation using the fundamental principles and philosophy of homeopathic medicine. The curriculum is designed to enable students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet the educational learning objectives of the program and the career in which they are being prepared for. Clinical training is integrated fully into the program and includes extensive participation in the PIHMA clinics, mentorship, and supervision. Development of business and marketing skills is also an important part of the program. Professionalism and humanism are the hallmarks of the programs as they are designed to foster the sense of students as members of a learning community and members of the homeopathic profession.
Please see the Course Descriptions for the Homeopathic Practitioner Program, the Homeopathic Program Catalog, and the PIHMA Catalog for more details.
Slow Track and Non-Matriculation Options
Students can elect to go through the Homeopathic Practitioner Program more slowly than the usual three years. The Slow Track option allows students to complete the program in as long as 4 1/2 years.
Students can also elect to non-matriculate in the program. Non-matriculation allows students to take courses in the program without enrolling or completing the program. Non-matriculating students must meet all prerequisites for courses they enroll in and some courses may not be eligible for non-matriculation. Contact the Admissions for further information. A student may take up to a maximum of 18 quarter-credits as a non-matriculating student in the AMCH at PIHMA Homeopathic Practitioner Program.
The Homeopathic Practitioner Program has more than 25 faculty members teaching in the program. The Program Director is Carli Auer, CCH.
Licensure, Accreditation and Certification
This program is licensed through the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education, since 2000.
AMCH at PIHMA’s homeopathic practitioner program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA), an independent, non-profit, specialized accrediting agency whose mission is to promote excellence in the education of professional homeopaths.
Effective in January 2018, the Council for Homeopathic Certification (the national homeopathic certifying body) has created the following policy:
“The following educational requirements are effective for new applications received for exams to be
taken after January 1, 2018: All US and Canadian trained applicants must attend schools/programs
that have either had their curriculum approved or are fully accredited by ACHENA.”
ACHENA released the following statement in 2014:
“Students are strongly encouraged to seek out school programs that have been accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (www.ACHENA.org). These
programs have met a high standard for homeopathic education as established by the homeopathic
Click here to view admission requirements, including both prerequisties and co-requisites.
Although lecture is an important aspect of training homeopathic practitioners, it is the clinical training that lies at the heart of creating true homeopathic healers. Homeopathic medicine is integrated into all aspects of treatment in the Practitioner Program. This includes clinical observation, clinical training, supervision and externships.
Online and Campus Based Learning
Classes are available on campus and in a synchronous online format. We have had students attend this program from all over the world.
Why Become a Homeopathic Practitioner?
Choosing a Career in Homeopathic Medicine is a booklet that describes in more detail the reasons to pursue a career in homeopathic medicine.
- Treatment Success: You will be prepared for successful treatment of patients in first aid, acute and chronic conditions.
- Certification: As a homeopathic practitioner you are eligible for national certification in homeopathy, greatly increasing your credibility.
- Foundational Training: Your training as a homeopathic practitioner comprises 500-1200 hours of either campus-based or distance learning education.
- Add Value to Your Practice: You can incorporate your training as a homeopathic practitioner into your existing practice or use it as a stand-alone healing modality.
- Laying the Foundation for Future Growth as a Homeopathic Doctor: Homeopathic practitioner education lays a solid foundation for you to continue your education as a homeopathic doctor.
- The Benefits of Homeopathic Medicine: You will learn a system of healing that is gentle, natural, inexpensive, effective and curative of chronic disease.
- Growing Demand: As a homeopathic practitioner you will help meet the growing demand for alternative options in healthcare.
- Make a Good Living: You can make a good living as a homeopathic practitioner practicing homeopathy. National, homeopathic practitioners can earn as much as $65,000 per year.
Become Part of an Emerging Profession: By becoming a homeopathic practitioner you will become part of an emerging health care profession in North America and join with homeopathic practitioners from around the country.