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IIOM offers the following as individual courses and/or continuing education courses. Each course can be taken individually for continuing education, personal enrichment, or as part of a plan to achieve a certificate or a degree. Each course, if completed successfully, can be applied to IIOM certificate and/or degree programs.
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The International Institute of Original Medicine (IIOM) provides a full spectrum of offerings designed to empower personal self-improvement and professional aspirations. As a Naturopathic school our goal at IIOM is to provide this empowerment through self-paced, comprehensive, yet affordable, natural health education offerings.
Come for the strategies and stay for the community. Network, discuss, and share ideas with your peers.
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A sound philosophy about natural health, healing, and wellness.“This book will reshape your perspective in a new, fresh, meaningful, powerful, and beneficial way. It has provided me with a core understanding of health principles — principles that are the bedrock and anchor for evaluating all my options in the area of natural health. This book equips you with the foundational tools necessary to view the concepts of natural health and healing from a grounded and sound perspective ...
With Dr. Sharps I’ve learned what my body is doing at a cellular level. I better understand what things are organic, environmental, improper nutrition, stress or even side effects from prescription drugs. And best of all, I’ve learned basic foundations and provisions for health as God ordained and provided. Dr. Sharps’ passion for health and teaching has been a huge blessing to me. Sylvia Morris
IIOM, a Naturopathic school that provides a dynamic, relevant, and efficient online educational delivery system designed to meet the diversified needs of our valued, self-directed, and mature students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I enroll by phone?
Yes. Enrollments can be submitted through our website, fax, postal mail, and phone.
When can I enroll?
We have open enrollment all year round. Students can enroll at any time
How long do I have to complete the program?
Students are given a maximum time to complete their program. If the program is not completed within the time frame required, all tuition is considered fully earned. The degree programs have a five (5) year time limit and the certificate programs have a three (3) year time limit. Should a student find that he/she is experiencing a hardship, if a student has reached his/her time limit and has not contacted the school for an exception and wishes to resume his or her studies, then he or she will be required to upgrade to the current fee schedule and curriculum. Individual courses have a time limit of three (3) months to complete.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Each program is done at the student’s own pace. The average times of completion for the programs are:
Doctor of Naturopathy: 2 years
Master Science: 1 to 1½ years
Bachelor of Science: 9 months to 1½ years
Certified Medical Missionary: 3 to 6 months
Certified Nutrition Counselor: 3 to 6 months
Certified Herbalist: 3 to 6 months
*Based on an average of 10 to 15 hours of study time per week
What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
We require the minimum of a high school diploma or GED to enroll in any certificate program at IIOM. Students will need a bachelors or life experience equivalent to enter the masters degree or doctorate program
Does your school have a license or accreditation?
IIOM is accredited and recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada (www.anmab.org) and The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (www.aadp.net). We have not, nor do we plan, to seek accreditation through the U.S. Department of Education.
What is the value of an ND diploma/education?
An ND diploma demonstrates to the public that students have been trained in the science and practice of Naturopathy. It also signifies that they have passed the appropriate exams required for the diploma. Students will obtain knowledge of natural health, which will serve them well as they seek to help others in obtaining and maintaining health.