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Ten Ways that Distance Learning Natural Health Schools mislead the Public

*The terms School and/or Schools may refer to a University, College, Institute, Center, or some other entity.

(1) Claiming to be accredited.

Response: Some Schools merely say "We are accredited." However, this is misleading, because in most instances Distance Natural Wellness Schools are not recognized or listed with the US Department of Education and therefore are not regionally or nationally accredited, especially at the doctorate level. It is most helpful when a School mentions that its Accreditation is granted by a private Commission or some other private Association.  

(2) Making an effort to appear respected and excellent by the public.

Response: a.) The first way is that the School finds a large facility and signs an agreement as a virtual office (meaning that this institution has agreed to receive and forward mail for the School). When a large facility appears on the website, there is no mention that the School only occupies a space or one room inside the large facility; and b.) the second way is that a School pays a fee to join five or more Accrediting Agencies. This method attracts a lot of students who wrongly assume this School must really be highly respected and excellent.

NOTE: Any Distance Learning School should be viewed with suspicion if it highlights the large numbers of agencies that have granted them the designation of "Accredited."

(3) The truth about Accrediting Agencies.

Response: Most privately owned Accrediting Agencies only require that a School complete a form and pay a fee to hold the title of "Accredited." Private accreditation looks good on the wall of a practitioner, but it carries no authority in any US state or in any country in the world. There is no major university in the world (including Harvard or Yale University) that is approved by more than one or two accrediting agencies.

(4) Is International Accreditation of any value?

Response: Some Distance Learning Schools of Natural Health today are claiming to hold "International Accreditation." It is impossible to hold International Accreditation. There is not a single Accrediting Agency on earth that can accredit Schools outside of the country in which it is domiciled. In other words, other Schools domiciled outside the USA, if they so choose, may recognize an American degree if is approved by the US Department of Education, which usually means the degree is regionally accredited. American Accrediting Agencies do not accredit Schools in Japan or in Europe. Nor is any Accrediting Commission domiciled outside the USA permitted to legally accredit Schools in the USA. Accrediting Commissions in the USA are only permitted to accredit institutions inside the USA because the laws and requirements for earning a degree in each country differ in various ways.

(5) Certifying graduates.

Response: Many Natural Wellness Schools are now certifying its graduates. This practice has never been accepted anywhere in the world. For example a.) Does a Medical School certify a graduate who holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, or is he/she certified by a Medical Association? b.) Does a university certify a graduate as a Certified Public Accountant, or is he/she certified by a CPA Board approved by the state? c.) Does a University Law School certify a graduate, or is he/she required to pass an examination provided by the State Bar?

Important Note: The abovementioned applies to almost every single profession in the USA.

(6) Giving too much credit for prior learning and life experience.

Response:  a.) Some Distance Learning Natural Health Schools actually sell degrees to those who are eager to invest money rather than time in holding a degree. Sometimes, a School may call the fee an "Evaluation Fee." This fee is charged for reviewing a person's past records; usually the fee is very high. b.) the other method is to give the student transfer credits and then convince the student that he/she already has enough experience, education, etc. to hold a degree. So the tuition is decided upon and then agreed to by the person who wishes to hold a degree ASAP. Most American universities and colleges always require a minimum 20 to 25 academic credits be completed (about 10 to 12 months) by a student before a degree is granted. Any requirements that are less than the abovementioned would be categorized as standards that lead to "selling degrees." This is why some Schools have been called "Diploma Mills." In other words, they pass out degrees to the highest bidder.

(7) Granting a Diplomate to someone who was is a graduate of some school, but never entered private practice.

Response: Without exception, almost the Diplomate status is granted to someone who has completed some kind of scientific research or has spent several years in private practice in the field of some form of medicine.

(8) Claiming to adhere to excellent academic standards.

Response:  In order to live up to the claim of being "excellent", a School should design courses so that each academic credit should require that a student invests from 12 to 20 human hours for each credit hour. This means that a 3 credit course (under normal conditions) would require an investment of 40 to 60 human hours.

(9) Keeping the Tuition very high—between $8,000 and $12,000 [USD]. Then give a special tuition rate cut at 50 percent off, if the degree is paid for upfront.

Response:  It is common for some Schools to really "Jack-up" their tuition, and usually this move hits the mark and makes a score with students who wish to save money. In most cases, this Cut Rate Bargain is only for Cash Payment Upfront. But the truth is, perhaps you may get a better bargain at another School that would require even less than the so-called "50 Percent Cut Rate Tuition."

(10) How does the "Mom and Pop" School operate?

Response: Some Schools boast of their Learning Program, and how great it is. However, the truth is that most many Schools do not know the difference in 'Human Hours" and "Academic Hours." And they do not have any serious way of getting students to learn and study and remember what they have learned.

Also, there are only two or three individuals operating the School, so all of them are assumed to be experts. Their method works as follows: The course assignment asks the student to watch a short video; then give his/her opinion. Second, read the textbook through about three times, and answer a long test of 500 questions. Is this really a great learning method? This is why many Schools try to get all the payment upfront.

NOTE: Kingdom College of Natural Health (hereinafter KCNH) has now been in operation for nearly 26 years. In all of this time, we have received hundreds of transcripts from several Distance Learning Natural Health Schools. Amazingly, these transcripts reflect that everyone on the planet who studied at these institutions (colleges, universities) made an A on every single subject. How is this possible? Is everyone on the planet so brilliant?

This is how it works: When a student pays his/her tuition each month, then they get an A. The Schools has no real professors, only a "Mom and Pop" who grade the long questionnaire of composed of 500 questions. This is not the case with Kingdom College of Natural Health. If you deserve an A, you will get an A. If you deserve a D, you will get a D. Worst of all they expect to keep the money you paid up-front.

"Excellence and affordability" is the motto of KCNH, and our graduates are the world's finest. Some of our practitioners are helping thousands of hurting individuals each year, with the practitioner's incomes ranging from $200,000 to $800,000 a year in US dollars. This is amazing report considering the fact that our doctorate degrees range from $4,500 to $5,900 US dollars.

KCNH has a faculty of 60 expert professors (largest in the USA), and the lowest drop-out rate (1 to 2 percent), the lowest in the USA.

Beware of any School that requests a lot of money up front; this means the drop-out rate is high.