Frequently Asked Questions (Online School)

Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

Yes. But only a few:

  • Broadband or DLS Internet access (A dial-up connection is not sufficient)
  • Command of the English language
  • Basic understanding of high school or equivalent sciences
  • Parent/guardian approval if applicant is under 18 years of age

Does the course have a time limit?

Students have 1 year to complete this program. If not completed after the 1 year has elapsed, a $100 payment would be necessary in order to have another year of access.

How many hours a week will I need to devote to completing this course?

Different people learn at different speeds. Where one person may be able to understand and retain information after reading and/or seeing the material once, others may need to read and see the material several times before they can understand the subject matter. On average, a student should be able to complete the course if they were able to dedicate 10 – 15 hours a week.

Is the one-week intensive required?

No, it is optional but highly recommended. Those who wish to get the hydrotherapy and massage certificates must successfully complete the intensive course.

What is the cost of the one-week intensive?

It is $600 and includes accommodations, meals, and all materials needed for the classes. (To see the dates for the one week intensive courses go to

Dates: When are the one-week intensives held?

The one-week intensives are held towards the end of June every year.

Do I need to purchase any textbooks in order to take the course?

All of the materials required for the online course are available online. The following books are recommended useful supplementary material for study, but are not required:

  • Human Body in Health and Disease, The, 5th Edition (Thibodeau and Patton)
  • Use and Safety of Common Herbs and Herbal Teas, The (Craig, Winston) (Look under:
  • Herbs for Your Health, 2nd Edition (Craig, Winston)
  • Hydrotherapy: Simple Treatments for Common Ailments (Dail, Clarence and Thomas, Charles)
  • Art of Massage, The (Kellogg)
  • Health Power (Diehl and Ludington)
  • Nutrition and Wellness (Craig)
  • Could it be this simple (Jennings)
  • Healing the Broken Brain (Chalmers)
  • Depression, the Way Out (Nedley)
  • Altar Call (Gane)

When I complete the online program will I be able to apply to take the Advanced Health Evangelism course at Wildwood?

Yes. Successfully completing the standard Health Evangelism training, either online or on campus is the only prerequisite for applying into the Advanced Health Evangelism course.

Is the online course accredited?

No. Our accreditation is from heaven and based on more than 70 years of experience in using God’s natural remedies. However, several Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities have given some college credits for our course.

Is most of the study/reading material online? Or is it from text book materials?

All of the materials used for the online course are syllabi or e-books that have been created by Wildwood. These syllabi will be made available online to all students who register for the course.

How is the testing conducted? Is there testing for every chapter, every month or how/when is this determined?

Most of the classes have a quiz at the end of each lesson. Some of the classes have a quiz after several classes.

Is the online student informed of Wildwood sponsored events that she/he could participate in?

We are happy to share events that Wildwood is hosting for any student who is interested or who lives close by and requests event information. Wildwood’s website,, also has up-to-date event information.

How would I be able to successfully apply what I have learned during the course? (Is certification needed to begin practicing the methods and techniques learned?)

If a person wanted to commit their lives fully to medical missionary work and earn a living from it then they could apply to work at one of the medical missionary institutions in the US or overseas. (See You could also become a teacher for LIGHT (The Lay Institute for Global Health Training) see www.lightingtheworld.or LIGHT is an overseas ministry that conducts 1 and 6-month medical missionary training schools around the world. Currently we are working in over 20 countries on 6 continents, and we do need more teachers. Here at Wildwood, we send our 6-month students to a LIGHT school after they graduate to teach the same classes they just took. It is an excellent way to really learn and apply the information and see the power of God working through medical missionary training. This course also equips a person to use medical missionary skills as a side ministry to their regular job. All of the information the students learn is life-changing to themselves and to their ministry ability, and it equips them to help others in their family, community, church, etc. These skills will also be very useful and valuable in the troublesome times ahead where medical care may not be as readily available as it is now.

Is there a particular time in which the online course is started each year?

The Online Program starts every month— Once an application has been filled out and the appropriate payment has been made, students are registered the first week of the following month. They then receive an email containing their login information.

Will I be able to get help from a teacher?

Students are encouraged to communicate with their assigned Online Tutor in case of questions or concerns regarding class material or if they need technical support.

When taking the massage training, does one have to go for certification in their state? Or is the training complete to carry on anywhere?

The massage training is not comprehensive or long enough to give students the hours they need to become a licensed massage therapist in the United States. Our classes rather give each student a good foundation and several hours of practice to use massage as another tool in ministry. In order to become a licensed massage therapist within the United States, a student would have to take a massage course in the particular state in which they want to practice.

What’s the refund policy?

Students are eligible for 100% refund within the first 3 days of account opening. After these first 3 days have elapsed, students are eligible for a refund of 50% within 30 days of account opening. After these 30 days have elapsed, no refund is available.