Courses & CE Classes/Electives

A.C.A.N. Courses/Classes

Gain personal knowledge in true naturopathic health care for animals by taking our classes or gain internationally recognized qualifications and certification as a Natural Animal Heath Coach by taking one of our animal naturopathy certification courses – all online.*

Online learning, also known as distance learning, correspondence study, home study or independent study, is a non-traditional educational process which exists outside a classroom setting.

A.C.A.N. is a front-runner and the only source for education in true animal naturopathy in the world. We have students currently studying with us in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, China, South Africa, Canada, and all over the United States.

We provide affordable, high quality education courses in animal naturopathy and holistic/natural animal health care.

Our courses are interactive with discussion/study group forums and live chats where students can ask questions and communicate with each other as well as with the instructors.

As in all educational courses/modules you will be required to purchase books and/or DVDs in addition to the course/module fee. The average course materials cost is about $70.00 (U.S.D.) give or take, depending on whether books are bought new, used or if the student may already have one or two in their library already. As you enter other class modules the costs may drop as you will have some of the products from previous modules now in your possession.

* Due to the amount of work done online, a basic understanding of computer technology, being fluent in the English language and having access to a computer is necessary. Our classes and courses are only available online so a computer or an iPad are required to take the classes and courses.

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We invite you to take the opportunity to learn, how to prevent disease and aid animals in maintaining optimal health throughout their lives. Whether you are interested in just taking better care of your own dogs, horses and cats or you are considering animal health coaching as a career, we look forward to sharing the extremely powerful ancient philosophy and healing art of naturopathy for animals with our students.

Students worldwide will find our courses invaluable tools for understanding true natural animal health, enhancing your existing health care practices with your own pets, or validating your work in natural animal care. Prospective students can choose from certification courses for the career seeker, continuing education classes for the professional or enrichment modules for the animal lover.

Animal naturopathy courses have become popular today among those seeking a better understanding of true natural health for their companion animals as well as natural animal care professionals looking for a more comprehensive education and certification. Our courses will prepare and qualify you to take the board certification examination to become certified in that field of study.

ACAN’s courses teach you how to promote and support a healthy lifestyle for animals that effectively combines the properties of physical function, immunity and mental wellness. You will receive continuous assessment and instructor feedback to help to keep you motivated throughout the course work.

Each class has its own required text book reading as well as essays or projects that are used by the instructors to determine a passing grade before proceeding to the next class.

Payment options are PayPal or sending a Cashier’s Check or Money Order via regular mail.

Upon ACAN receiving payment and registration/enrollment, the student’s login and educational platform information will be emailed.

For a list of Courses and Requirements: See our Certification Courses Page

More questions about the courses? See our FAQ Page

Continuing Education or Electives

The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) requires students enrolled in their certifying courses to successfully complete at least one elective course before being eligible to take the certification examination.

The American Council of Animal Naturopathy requires those who have been certified in animal naturopathy and/or carnivore nutrition or equine nutrition, to have completed a minimum of  30 Continuing Education (CE)  hours of A.C.A.N. approved continuing education in order to renew their certification annually.

Those who have been certified in carnivore nutrition or equine nutrition are encouraged to take A.C.A.N.s modules – Better Understanding of Vaccines, A Naturopathic Approach to Pests & Parasites and/or Introduction to Natural Healing Modalities as either an elective or continuing education.

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Students, graduates and practitioners are encouraged to continue to expand their knowledge in Animal Naturopathy by learning one or more of the different animal healthcare modalities. We believe that it is best to continue to learn and experience how nature works through the various modalities of natural animal health.

Our purpose in requiring electives and/or continuing education is to add to the student/practitioners and/or consultants’ knowledge base. The more you know, the better you can serve animals. Rarely does any single modality stand alone. It is best to have many resources available.

More questions about classes? See our FAQ Page

Online Course Refund Policy

Potential students should carefully review our class and certification course outlines prior to enrolling. If you have any questions about the suitability of the content and whether our programs are for you, please e-mail us through our contact form during normal business hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm MT Monday through Friday.

Due to the nature of online content, we cannot issue refunds for our classes or courses once a username and password have been issued. There are no exceptions.

Even though the American Council of Animal Naturopathy is a privately owned and operated entity, we still uphold the first amendment in respecting and protecting the religious liberty rights of our instructors and students of all faiths or none. You may find statements within the books, articles, audios or videos within the class work that speak of personal spiritual beliefs of the author or speaker.