“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” – Author unkown
Holistic education is a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. “At its most general level, what distinguishes holistic education from other forms of education are its goals, its attention to experiential learning, and the significance that it places on relationships and primary human values within the learning environment.”- Robin Ann Martin
Whether you are interested in a degree program, continuing education courses, or obtaining a certification, United Health Association cooperates with Educational Instituions across the United States.
Here are some helpful tips for locating an appropriate institution which includes answering questions such as those grouped below.
- Academic questions: What do I want to do with my education and life, and what subject(s) interest me? If I am entering higher education at the graduate level, in what specific subject specialization do I want to conduct research? Have I checked to be sure that the institution in which I am interested offers the program I want ? Is it accredited by a recognized accrediting agency? Have I checked with experts in that field about the institution and its program, regardless of whether I or my friends have heard of it or whether it appears on some commercial or popular ranking list?
- Lifestyle and learning style questions: What are my interests, values, and needs? Will the school or higher education institution I am interested in, and its community, accommodate my needs? Will its teaching style, requirements, and support services help me to succeed? Does the school or community have a significant number of international students? If I am bringing dependents (family) with me, will they find the support and services they need?
- Practical questions: Is the school or institution affordable? Have I checked to see if it provides scholarships, other types of funding, or campus work for which I may be eligible and which will not compromise my visa status? Are my qualifications sufficient to give me a chance at admission? And, have I reviewed what it may cost to live in the community where the school or institution is located?