Frequently Asked Questions - Uchee Pines

What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Having broadband or DLS Internet access (A dial-up connection is not sufficient)
  • A command of the English language
  • The ability to interpret information and express yourself in writing on a level comparable to that of graduating high school seniors.
  • Parent/guardian approval if applicant is under 18 years of age

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

How much time 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 dedicate 10 – 15 hours a week

Is the one-week intensive required?
No, but it is 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.

When and where are the one-week intensive courses held?
The one-week Intensive Courses are held towards the end of June, every year at the Uchee Pines Campus. They can also be made available at other LIGHT affiliated institutions; email for more information.

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)
  • Healing the Broken Brain (Chalmers)
  • Depression, the Way Out (Nedley)
  • Altar Call (Gane)

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.

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 have a quiz after several lessons.

Is there a particular time in which the online course starts 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?
Yes, 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. Further training would be necessary in order to become a licensed massage therapist in the United States.

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