Healthcare Provider Internship

Change Lives for the Better

Deal with the root causes of sickness and disease. Help people change their lives.

Health Evangelism

The Healthcare Provider Internship (HPI) is a 1-year training program for Healthcare Providers such as medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and chiropractors (but does not include RNs, LPNs, PTs, OTs or other allied health professionals. Those with these degrees will need to apply for the Lifestyle Educator Program). It is designed to give expertise in utilizing lifestyle change, natural remedies and spiritual/emotional interventions in the prevention and treatment of health conditions within the scope of one’s practice, as well as providing the capacity to effectively utilize health education in public settings.

Medical missionary work brings to humanity the gospel of release from suffering. It is the pioneer work of the gospel. It is the gospel practiced, the compassion of Christ revealed.

E. G. White
  • Effectively educate people in lifestyle principles and natural remedies in an effort to help them bring their lives into harmony with the laws of nature.
  • Relieve human suffering and combat disease by using nature’s rational remedies.
  • Share in Christ’s ministry of sacrificial service and work to the eternal salvation of those for whom He labors.
  • Be prepared to function effectively in the care of the sick in a lifestyle center or mission station.

Block System

During Blocks 1-4, the Healthcare Provider Intern (HPI) will be in class for half of the day and participate in work experience for the other half of the day. Blocks 5-6 will involve progressive shadowing of Lifestyle Counselor staff and integration into the care of guests at the Lifestyle Center from the perspective of a Lifestyle Counselor. In Block 7, the HPI will transition to their practicum. The schedule during practicum will involve primarily shadowing medical staff and/or caring for lifestyle guests, outpatients and phone consultations, as well as being involved in teaching, public speaking, research projects or other delegated responsibilities.

The HPI Program offers a mixture of didactic and practical/hands-on classes related to the care of persons with health challenges, as well as classes on spirituality and Christian living. Over the first six months of training, classes will be taken in unison with our Lifestyle Counselor (LC) Program for the first 6 months (see LC class descriptions for more information). Classes will likely include: Health Center Orientation, Swedish & Therapeutic Massage, Tropical Pathology, Christ’s Methods, Christian Administration, Christian Leadership, Common Diseases, Food Service Management, Therapeutic Nutrition, Herbal Remedies, Canvassing, Physiology of Hydrotherapy, Hydrotherapy Practicum, Phlebotomy, Biblical Counseling, and Nature’s Healing Practices, as well as daily 1-hour chapel classes.

Course Cost

There is a $50 application fee.

Tuition, room and board is $4,800. Once a trainee is accepted, $1,000 registration fee is due at least one week prior to the beginning of the course to secure their place within the incoming class. This is non-refundable. The remaining $4,800 is due upon arrival at Uchee Pines.

Other costs include a $150 room deposit fee (due on arrival; refundable if room passes inspection upon departure), personal care items, an estimated $300-$400 for required textbooks and various class materials and mission trip expenses (variable, fund-raising can be done for this, during the course).

Cost Breakdown

Application Fee $50
Registration Fee $1000
Room Deposit $150
Tuition, room and board $4,800
Personal care items varies
Textbooks/class materials $300-$400
Mission trip varies

Please refer to the MASTERS HANDBOOK for a complete list of the financial policy and work/study option.


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