Akamai University

Applied Ecopsychology


Hilo, HI 96720

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctorate of Philosophy, Master of Science

Format: Online

Program Description:

The field of Applied Ecopsychology researches and initiates practical self-guiding methods and materials. These tools enable the prospective applied ecopsychologist to learn, use, and teach the nature-reconnecting process in the personal, professional and educational environments. This degree program offers vital information, expertise and support through mentorship, distance learning courses, interactive workshops, academic readings, Internet presentations, and independent study and projects. Discover how our excessive separation from nature stresses our sentient inner nature and causes our most challenging problems. Learn to reverse this destructive process. Master thoughtful nature reconnecting activities that dissolve stress by satisfying our deepest natural loves, wants and spirit. This course teaches hands-on education, counseling and mental health skills that interlace our thoughts and feelings with the "higher power" wisdom of nature's creation process. Its unique natural attraction methods and materials let nature nurture self-esteem, friendships and responsibility. Applied Ecopsychology increases wellness and creativity and helps us build rewarding, sustainable relationships. Learn and teach this process to increase personal, social and environmental well-being. Applied Ecopsychology participants have successfully applied nature-connected education and healing to a wide array of career fields, entrepreneurial and professional activities. While not an exhaustive list of fields from which our program has prepared successful practitioners, following will provide a perspective for the interested applicant for application of the program. ?? Self-help, stress management, personal growth, motivational neuro-linguistic programming, creative writing, home schooling, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, Reiki. energy medicine, and art therapy. ?? Life coaching, personal coaching, success coaching, and relationship coaching, leadership skills, consulting, memory training, nutrition. men's and women's issues, and action assertiveness ?? Teaching, mentoring and facilitating disorder and prevention remedies: eating, sleep, anxiety, post traumatic stress (PTSD), attention deficit, addiction, dependency, burnout, autism, selfconfidence, mid-life crisis, and self-worth dysfunctions. ?? Counseling: pastoral, therapy, recovery, family, marriage and spiritual counseling, massage therapy and biofeedback. ?? Shamanism, spirituality retreat centers, self-esteem, Yoga, civil rights, therapist, retreat center training. ?? Course instruction, workshop presentations, social work, conservation strategies, outdoor leadership, sociology, environmental education, and mental health. ?? Meditation, complementary and alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine, parenting, relaxation, and intimacy. ?? Founding or directing stress and healing programs, or creative writing courses for training or degree programs. ?? Increasing training, administration, personal and professional benefits. improved conferences, progressive human services, independent contracting, child care, addressing global warming, retreats. As prerequisites for acceptance to the Master's degree, applicants should have completed the equivalent of a recognized baccalaureate degree in an appropriate field of study and have several years of meaningful career experience. Applicants are expected to be proficient in collegiate English language skills. Second language English applicants should submit records of TOEFL examination with scores of 550 minimum. All applicants are expected to have access to a computer, email and the Internet, and verify access to academic library resources for the full extent of your program.


Akamai is internationally accredited by the International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL), a member of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), a recognized network of accrediting bodies in the Philippines. IDEAL is a full institutional member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), an important agency recognized by UNESCO as a regional leader in the developing and serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education. The Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in USA lists APQN as a quality network of accrediting agencies with full validity in accrediting institutions of higher education across the Asia and Pacific Region.

International Student Requirements:

Akamai University is an English language university. All submissions and communications, written or verbal, from students to the faculty or the administration of the University should be in the English language and of scholarly standard. This policy applies to course papers, project reports and other course submissions, student portfolios, comprehensive examinations, final projects, and oral reviews. Applicants must clearly demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal English language communication skills according to American collegiate standards. A sample of scholarly or professional writing and a telephone communication with a member of the Akamai University faculty are both required elements of the admission process. International students with English as a second language or if prior college study was with non-English language colleges, applicants are required to submit a record of a recent TOEFL examination with acceptable skill levels.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: MS 40 credits/ PhD 5

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 150 USD

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