All our programs are designed with mature adult learners in mind, so their format is based on a distance learning model. Extensive study material is provided on iTunes University, consisting of audio recordings of class lectures and teleconferences, written study material and books (paper and electronic), video clips and short movies. Students are assigned a personal tutor to guide them through the study material; communication with the tutors can be by mail, e-mail, and telephone. Students are welcome to attend certain in-class sessions during their course of study, subject to space and availability.
In addition to the recorded material the College schedules live sessions with tutors on a regular basis. These sessions are an informal discussion between students and tutors to review and answer questions on the material. There are advanced enrichment webcasts scheduled throughout the year that students are welcome to register for. Fees for these sessions are not included in tuition.
Study Sessions: Summer, Winter School and Autumn School
The College hosts additional enrichment sessions, Summer School and Winter School. Summer School is held in Ottawa late July or early August, while Winter School is held in the Bahamas in February. Both sessions are also streamed live online for those students unable to attend in-person. These study weeks are open to all students, starting or advanced, as well as graduates. These study sessions offer an opportunity to meet other students from around the world, to study various topics in greater depth and to get a chance to discuss issues related to Heilkunst with tutors and peers. Study fees are included in the general fees for the relevant diploma program, to a maximum number of credits depending on the course of study (contact the Registrar for more details).