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Common Queries

You Ask. We Answer.

We understand that deciding to embark on a new educational journey can be exciting and insightful, but also bring up many questions. That’s why we’ve compiled a few of our frequently asked questions and answers below for your convenience. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch - we’ll be happy to help.

How is HPOC University different from other schools?


The holistic health industry is growing by leaps and bounds. As a result, many companies and organizations offer holistic health and wellness certifications but few emphasize the physiological and biological differences of people of color.  Our programs focus on research specific to and inclusive of people of color. We align ourselves with the tradition of HBCUs. We believe in creating and sustaining our own institutions. We create highly educated, dynamically skilled, and well-prepared wellness warriors interested in holistic health FOR THE CULTURE.

Our programs are open to anyone with a sincere interest to be equitable in wellness care. 

What can I do with my certification?

Holistic education demonstrates proficiency in your respective focus so you can start your own practice or work for someone else, perform holistic consultations, manage a wellness program or store, become an educational speaker,  or write a book or educational materials.

Holistic Health laws vary from state to state. Be sure to do the research in your respective state.  We do not provide job placement once you have graduated from the program.  Click here to see the laws for your state.

It is a violation of state medical practice laws for anyone to prescribe, diagnose or perform surgeries without holding the appropriate MEDICAL state license. Holistic professionals do not prescribe or advocate the use of drugs. Typically, holistic and wellness professionals are referred to as "drugless doctors." A traditional naturopathic education does not include training in surgery.

How do I apply?


It is simple to apply at Holistic Professionals of Color University - The premiere alternative healing college. If you are pursuing a certification, simply submit payment and get started within 24 hours. If you are applying for a degree, please complete the application found on the corresponding page. There is no application fee. Your application will be reviewed by our Admissions office. Approval generally takes 24 - 48 hours. You will be notified by email regarding your application status. Upon approval of your application, you will be sent an acceptance letter officially welcoming you to Holistic Professionals of Color University. 

What happens after I enroll?

After you enroll, you will receive a "Welcome Email" with important details, including information about your program.  You will also receive instructions regarding, tuition payment and how to navigate the learning platform. Once you register for our learning platform,  you will listen to lectures, participate in discussions, and complete assignments and assessments.

How long does it take to complete a program?


Each program varies in duration. Most certifications can be completed in 6 weeks or less. Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees vary in length depending on your selected area of specialization. Please check the program description for specific information.

Do you accept transcripts from other universities?


No. We do no t accept transcripts from other schools.

What type of accreditation do you have?

Accreditation or approval for an institution of learning represents a validation that the school programs have been found worthy of recognition. This validation is conducted by a qualified board familiar with the programs offered. Based on the needs of students, we are accreditated by organizations that are well-versed in the field of Holistic Health that sets high standards and qualifications. We are accredited by the International Association of Therapists.

Metaphysical Science Ministries (MSM), a 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt organization, is the parent body of Holistic Professionals of Color University engaging in private, postsecondary, distance learning spiritual education. Our degrees are awarded in regard to professional holistic, natural, and metaphysical spiritual work and fall under the jurisdiction of private postsecondary education. Graduates have the legal right to use degree titles awarded in conjunction with the metaphysician status conferred by Metaphysical Science ministries.

Because Metaphysical degrees are spiritual in nature, the U.S. Department of Education, under U.S. Federal Law, can neither praise, credit, discredit, nor accredit Metaphysical Institutions. For this reason, accreditation is only available by governing bodies well-versed in holistic healing. 

If a person’s focus is to be active in holistic, metaphysical healing, the school should have an adequate curriculum that prepares graduates with the schooling necessary to function in a professional metaphysical counseling capacity.

 We will always seek to be accredited by groups of our professional peers.

I'm new to holistic & natural medicine. Will I be able to complete the coursework required?

Absolutely. Our classes and instructors design classes that are scaled to reach introductory students as well as advanced students look to further their knowledge. Additionally, we strive to create a comfortable and acceptaning Non-Discrimination Policy. We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or its employment and personnel policies. 

Do you have in-person classes?

HPOC does not have a curriculum that requires in-person classroom studies. Some seminars and training sessions are conducted via distance educational systems using various webinar platforms. We do host a nationwide conference for our graduates and professionals to convene yearly for networking, workshops, continued learning opportunities, and more. 

What payment options do you have?

You can pay the full tuition at a 10% discounted rate. You also have the option of making weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments (depending on the program) until the appropriate diploma is paid in full. You will not receive your certification until the program is paid in full.

Will I have to pay for text books?

Most certificatian programs come complete with downloadable e-books. Degree programs will require purchasing books which are all under $50 and can often be purchased for under $10. 

What kind of designation may I use after I graduate?

All HPOC certificates, diplomas, bachelor's, master's degrees, and doctorate degrees may be used in all 50 states and U.S. territories. 

Graduates have the legal right to use degree titles awarded in conjunction with the ministerial status conferred. The curriculum includes a synthesis of holistic, metaphysical applications designed to address the health disparity by including Holistic Metaphysics.  We have chosen specific wording and phrasing for our programs that are sure to not be confused with the practice of medicine. We do not practice medicine. We provide holistic and natural health consultations, regardless of the type of diploma or degree you achieve.

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