The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute Course Catalog
“Holistic Education That Works”
Administrative Office & Mailing Address
3516 N.W. 50th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Classes are held at:
3516 N.W. 50th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
The effective date of this catalog is March 12, 2020
This catalog is certified to be true and correct at the
time of this printing to be the best of my knowledge.
Scott Rigsbee, School Director
We reserve the right to substitute books and materials of equal
value due to unforeseen circumstances with approval of OBPVS.
Before your enrollment interview, please read this catalog
thoroughly and come ready with any questions or concerns.
Administrative & School Information
Letter from the Administrator/President pg 5
OHAI Vision pg 6
Instructors & Staff pg 7
Tuition & Fees pg 8
Refund Policy pg 8
Transcripts and Enrollment Agreement pg 9
Withdrawal Policy pg 10
Grading Scale pg 10
Incompletes & Final Examination pg 10
Academic Advising pg 11
Due Process Grievance & Appeal Procedure pg 11
Make-Up Work pg 12
Physical & Learning Resources pg 12
Student Conduct pg 12
Class Attendance/Tardiness/Repeated Absences pg 12
Graduate Requirements pg 12
Video Taping pg 13
Job Placement pg 14
Program Overview pg 14
Acupuncture Course Prerequisites pg 15
Acceptance pg 15
Credit for Previous Experience or Work pg 15
Future Programs & Seminars pg 16
Individual Course Information: pg 17
Anatomy & Physiology pg 18
Basic Acupuncture pg 19
Intermediate Acupuncture pg 20
Practitioners Course In Acupuncture pg 21
Basic Chinese Medicine pg 22
Intermediate Chinese Medicine pg 23
Practitioners Course In Chinese Medicine pg 24
Basic Tui Na (Chinese Bodywork) pg 25
Advanced Tui Na (Chinese Bodywork pg 26
Barefoot Doctor’s Course pg 27
Health and Longevity Building Program pg 28
Homeopathic – Acute Care pg 29
Comprehensive Iridology Level I pg 30
Comprehensive Iridology Level II pg 30
Basic Introduction to Essential Oils pg 31
Aromacology and Chemistry of Essential Oils pg 32
Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture pg 33
The Chinese Medical Application of Essential Oils pg 34
Foot Reflexology pg 35
Holistic Nutritional Consultation (H.N.C.) pg 36
Entrepreneur Business Course pg 37
ADDITIONAL CATALOG INFORMATION
Course Hours Listings pg 38
Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute - Course Calendar pg 40
Bad Weather Policy pg 41
Holidays pg 41
Letter from the Administrator/President
Thank you for taking the time to read our catalog.
The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute is a College with a rich heritage. Following in the footsteps of the late Clark Manning, The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute is similar to the Midwestern School of Inner Wisdom started by Clark years ago: our goal is to revive and preserve the storied tradition of the barefoot doctor. This tradition seeks ordinary citizens who possess a desire to help others who then study under master acupuncturists and herbalists. Students achieve a level of proficiency sufficient to help others with basic Chinese healing arts services, and are also trained to triage, to refer to other practitioners when needed to ensure the best level of care available. As in the Barefoot Doctor tradition, students at The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute are encouraged to continue to study under master healers to continually add to their proficiency.
The Chinese Healing Arts were practiced in Oklahoma before statehood. In those earlier years, the first Chinese doctors came to Oklahoma with those who built the railroads and became an integral part of the Chinese culture which thrived in the underground tunnels built under Oklahoma City. These tunnels were respectfully known as the "Underground Chinese City". The Asian community has continued to practice and use their ancient healing arts. We are proud to be a part of that heritage.
Oklahoman Clark Manning became one of the first students of Chinese Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture, under teachers James Tin-Yau So (considered the father of American Acupuncture), Kiiko Matsumoto and Ted J. Kaptchuk, OMD. Ted Kaptchuk was one of the first Americans trained in China to practice this ancient healing art. Clark's view of healing encompassed more than Chinese healing arts and as co-author of the now classic book, "Bioenergetic Medicines East and West - Acupuncture and Homeopathy", he saw how ancient and modern healing arts traditions from many cultures fit together. In this regard, he influenced several generations of practitioners across America who now practice a variety of healing arts including homeopathy and Chinese Medicine. This year, we are honoring Clark's multi-disciplinary tradition by offering Barefoot Doctor courses in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Tui Na and Qi Gong.
We are constantly expanding upon this multi-disciplinary approach to teaching. As we expand our offerings in traditional Chinese healing arts, to meet the needs of our fellow Oklahomans. We are proud to be a school offering low-cost natural health care instruction. Oklahoma has supported natural healing arts for over a century and has become a model for free enterprise in health care choice.
-Scott Rigsbee, Administrator / President of The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute (O.H.A.I.)
Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute
Statement of Purpose
The mission and purpose of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute is four-fold:
The educational objectives of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute are as follows:
Scott Rigsbee, NBDAc – Owner, Co-founder and Administrator of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute. Instructor. Involved in the Chinese Healing arts for the last 35 years. Graduated from the Midwestern School of Inner Wisdom (1998). A longtime advocate of “Barefoot Doctors” concept of acupuncture. Private instructor to successful acupunctu
Scott Rigsbee, NBDAc – Owner, Co-founder and Administrator of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute. Instructor. Involved in the Chinese Healing arts for the last 35 years. Graduated from the Midwestern School of Inner Wisdom (1998). A longtime advocate of “Barefoot Doctors” concept of acupuncture. Private instructor to successful acupuncturists. Respected by lay people and patients as a practitioner and instructor of Acupuncture and other Chinese Healing Arts. Involved in the holistic field for the last 35 years.
Elizabeth Skala, ND, CMT, NBDAc – One of the originators of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute. Graduate of the Midwestern School of Inner Wisdom (1998). Graduate of Chatworth Naturopathic School. Certified massage Therapist, specializing in structural and deep tissue massage. Teacher of aromatherapy and emotional release techniques. D
Elizabeth Skala, ND, CMT, NBDAc – One of the originators of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute. Graduate of the Midwestern School of Inner Wisdom (1998). Graduate of Chatworth Naturopathic School. Certified massage Therapist, specializing in structural and deep tissue massage. Teacher of aromatherapy and emotional release techniques. Dedicated to the principles of self-awareness and accepting responsibility for one’s own health.
Dr Minnie Patmon-McLaurin N.D. – Experience in the field of holistic health. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 with a BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) with honors. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK) in 2006 with MS Management, Trinity College of Natural Health (Warsaw, IN) in 2009 as a Doct
Dr Minnie Patmon-McLaurin N.D. – Experience in the field of holistic health. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 with a BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) with honors. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK) in 2006 with MS Management, Trinity College of Natural Health (Warsaw, IN) in 2009 as a Doctor of Naturopathy (ND). Other accomplishments including founding: Our Holistic Wellness Center, LLC (OKC, OK).
Kimberly Johnson CMT, AOS, NBDAc – Worked as a Massage Therapist at Body Wrap Spalon (2012) Graduate of Heritage Collage (2013). Graduate of Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute (Acupuncture 2015, Tuina 2014). Works at Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute (2014-Current)
Together, these persons have complementary skills and nearly all have worked together closely in the past to accomplish various goals. Although independent practitioners, they understand the importance of collaboration in helping people meet their goals and get a complete education in their chosen healing art.
Tuition and Fees
$25.00 Application Fee (applicable only to the acupuncture course)
$400.00 Registration deposit for the Acupuncture course, due upon acceptance in the course. This deposit reserves a place for you in the class and is subtracted from tuition fee, which is due before the course starts. No registration deposit is required for other courses.
$15.00 Additional official transcript
Refer to each course description for cost of books or supplies for that course (Most books, other than optional books, or materials or supplies are included in tuition). The student is responsible for the cost of any additional supplies, transportation, living expenses, and any additional expenditures required for participating in the program.
Tuition is due upon enrollment with exception of the acupuncture course. Any unpaid balance will be assessed a finance charge of 1.5% per month.
This applies to Student Withdrawals or School Dismissals.
Rejection: An applicant rejected by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus $25.00 application fee.
Termination Date: The termination date for refund computation purposes is the last date of actual attendance by the student. The school will require notice for cancellation or withdrawal to be given by certified mail or delivered in person to the school. The penalty for failure to notify the school in writing is $25.00. The school will require that notice be made by parent or guardian if the student is below legal age.
Three day cancellation: All monies paid by the applicant will be refunded if cancellation is requested within three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment.
Other cancellation: An applicant subsequently requesting cancellation by written
notice shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of 15% of the contract price of the course, but not more than $150.00.
First week: For a student terminating training after three days but within the first week, the tuition retained by the school will be 10% of the contract price of the course plus $150.00, but in no event more than $350.00.
After the first week: For the student terminating after one week, but within 25% of the course, the tuition retained by the school will be 25% of the course plus $150.00 but in no event more than $300.
After 25%: For the student termination training after completing over 25% but within 50% of the course, the tuition retained by the school will be 50% of the contract price of the course plus $150.00.
After 50%: A student completing more than 50% of the course is not entitled to a refund of any tuition.
Special Cases: In the case of student prolonged illness or accident, death in the family, or other circumstances which make it impractical to complete the course, the school shall make a settlement which is reasonable and fair to both.
Discontinued class: In case a class is discontinued by the school while students are still enrolled in the class, and the school is still offering training in other areas, all monies paid the school will be refunded. The school will have 30 days to either restart the class or pay the refund.
Application of Policy: A school year is 6 calendar months in length for refund computation purposes. Tuition includes application or registration fees. Refunds are to be calculated for the period of enrollment.
1. For courses longer than one period of enrollment in length, the cancellation and settlement policy shall apply to the stated course price attributable to each period of enrollment.
2. Percentage of course completion shall be computed on the basis of the amount of time in the course as expressed in contact hours as listed in the catalog.
3. Any refund due shall be paid within 60 days after cancellation or termination, unless the refund is payable directly to the applicant or student, in which case it shall be paid within 30 days after cancellation or termination.
Students shall not be liable for periods of enrollment which they did not attend.
Transcripts and Enrollment Agreement
A permanent copy of the student’s transcript and enrollment agreement will be kept at the school. If there is any debt owed to the school, a copy of the transcript may not be released until the debt is paid.
Students may freely add and drop courses during the first two weeks of the course (see refund policy). After the second week of classes, students may withdraw with a “W” recorded in their transcript. After the third week of classes, student may withdraw with a “WP” (“withdraw pass”) or “WF” (“withdraw fail”). Except when a medical leave of absence or other emergency leave is granted, students may not withdraw from classes once finals have started. In such a case, an “I” is given, and the student should make up all course requirements no later than 30 days after the last day of class of that course. In all cases*, however, the student has 6 months to complete the unfinished work and receive a passing grade, or the “I” will be converted to an “*F”. Furthermore, a student may not register for the next course in a sequence unless the “I” has been removed and at least a “C” has been earned.
A request for withdrawal and refund must be made in writing and given to the school’s front office staff. NOTE: Written notice must be sent by certified mail or delivered by hand (see refund policy-$25.00). Notice by e-mail or other electronic means is not acceptable. The effective date of termination of classes for refund purposes will be the last day of attendance if the student is terminated from the school.
See Refund Policy statement for cancellations of a course. A student who is on a payment plan and owes money at the time of withdrawal will be responsible for any amount owed in accordance with the refund schedule. All refund calculations will be based on the refund policy.
A 90-100% 4.0 Superior Work
B 80-89% 3.0 Above Average Work
C 70-79% 2.0 Average Work, Satisfactory
D 60-69% 1.0 Poor, unsatisfactory
F 0-59% 0.0 Failure – Student must repeat the course
P 0.0 Pass – Student passed the course and received a credit.
I Incomplete – student has failed to take all required examinations and/or has failed to turn in other required work and must make up all incomplete requirements. If the requirements are not met by the end of one year, the student will automatically be given a grade of “F” for the course.*
*Exceptions may be made for hardship cases for former students of Acu College of America now known as the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute and is to be determined by the administrator of the school.
Incompletes & Final Examination
The symbol “I” (“incomplete”) may appear on the transcript only when no further formal instruction is needed in a course, but when students under circumstances outside of their control and beyond the foresight are unable to complete some requirement of a course. The instructor is required to inform the administrator of the student’s particular circumstances before an “I” can be approved. Generally, a student should make up all course requirements no later than 30 days after the last day of class. In all cases*, however, a student receiving an “I” has one calendar year to complete the unfinished work and receive a passing grade, or the “I” will be converted to an “F”*. Furthermore, a student may not register for the next course in a sequence unless the “I” has been removed and at least a “C” has been earned.
Academic advising is available free of charge to all students. Whenever questions or concerns regarding the student’s program or performance arise, the student should schedule an appointment with the Administrator. If in his or her judgment the student requires counseling or psychotherapy, the Administrator may refer the student to an off-campus clinician at the student’s expense.
Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute will make a decision about Academic probation or dismissal for students with failing grades who do not seek to improve their standing/grades.
DUE PROCESS, GRIEVANCE AND APPEAL PROCEDURES
The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute has established a “due process” procedure for students to follow if they have academic or non-academic problems with an instructor, administrator, or the school.
Grievances should be directed first to the person involved, such as the teacher, staff member, student or other individual(s). If after direct discussion the problem is not resolved, a Grievance Board may be convened. A Grievance Board has been established that enables students to pursue grievances against the administration or faculty.
The primary responsibilities of the Grievance Board are outlined below:
· Hear the grievance
· Hear the instructor’s or administrator’s response, including charges against the
· Review any actions taken either by the student, instructor or administrator of the
· Gather relevant information by such means as are appropriate
· Prepare a recommendation for the executive board
The Grievance Board will be setup if needed as outlined in the following procedure:
· Step one: The student needs to consult with the instructor (if applicable) and try to solve the situation. If after speaking with the instructor the student feels he or she needs further assistance,
· Step two: The Grievance Board can be formed by contacting any staff member. (See list of staff members, p. 5)
· Step three: If all else fails, the student can go to the Administrator of Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute with the issues, which must be submitted in writing. The President will respond in writing or schedule a meeting with all parties involved within two-weeks.
If the problem is not resolved through this process, the student may file a complaint with: The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools 3700 N. Classen Blvd., Ste. 250 Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Office (405) 528-3370 Fax (405) 528-3366
If a student has an excused absence on the day of a midterm or final examination, he or she will be allowed to arrange for a make-up day examination with the instructor.
Any make-up examination must be taken within one week after the originally scheduled exam day if possible. If a final exam is missed because of an excused absence and the make-up exam is not taken within one week, the student is awarded an “I” for an incomplete grade (see section title “Incompletes and Final Examinations”).
If a student is absent because of an extended illness or other extenuating circumstances, a make-up exam will be taken at the earliest possible time.
If a student fails to make a passing grade on either mid-term or final exams, there will be no retakes permitted. If a student fails a mid-term exam, the student will meet with the instructor to determine what type of remedial action is appropriate to increase the student’s skills, and consequently, chances of improving the final exam and course grade to a satisfactory level.
PHYSICAL AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute is located in a busy business district in Oklahoma City, OK. The school and clinic are located on a single floor. Handicapped individuals have access without restrictions. There are 4 treatment rooms and 1 central classroom.
Each treatment room also has a variety of acupuncture charts on the wall. The dedicated library floor spaces houses adequate tables, chairs, desks, etc, to encourage student and faculty use of library holdings, which consist of TCM, herbal, and western texts, journals, and articles compiled from many sources.
STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY
Any inappropriate behavior, if it continues beyond the 1st warning, is considered adequate cause for dismissal. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, harassment (sexual or other), bullying, degrading or profane comments, or any disruptive behavior.
Students are expected not to misuse their hands while treating patients or each other in clinical settings, and to act respectful. If students observe any inappropriate behavior among other students or from instructors, they are expected to report such behavior to the instructor or administrator, whichever is appropriate.
CLASS ATTENDANCE/TARDINESS/REPEATED ABSENCES
The student is expected to be in class and begin class on time.
Tardiness is when a student is five minutes late for class.
Repeated absences are when a student has more than two unexcused absences.
Students are expected to attend all classes. For the longer classes, the student is allowed two unexcused absences. A missed day may be made up by viewing video/audio tapes of the class at the school. If a student misses two or more classes of any course which they are enrolled, the student risks a lower grade average for their final grade of the program in which they are enrolled and must arrange a meeting with the instructor to discuss the situation. The student may be required to do additional course work in the form of tests, homework assignments, essays, and or clinicals to finish the course.
Enrollment may be terminated when a student’s repeated absences, which are considered to be three unexcused absences from a specific course prohibit him/her from successfully completing that course. When a student is at least five minutes late for class, is counted as being tardy.
A student that is tardy for more than three classes may be subject to a lower grade score on their transcript.
Absence from four or more classes, whether or not the absences are explained, requires a meeting with the instructor and or the administrator of the school to determine if the student may complete the course. Students receiving veteran benefits who miss four or more classes during a semester will be reported to Veterans Administration for unsatisfactory attendance. Please talk to the funding representative if you have questions regarding attendance requirements.
Arriving later than 30 minutes after class has begun will be counted as an absence, unless an emergency situation produced the lateness.
Each class hour is 50 minutes of actual class teaching time. Each clinic hour is 60 minutes of actual time.
An instructor of any Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute classes or clinics may elect to have more stringent guidelines for attendance than those listed above. These would be in effect for that specific class and would be announced the first-class day.
Clinic attendance is mandatory on the scheduled clinic days. Tardiness and repeated absences may reflect in the final clinic grade.
Leave of Absence
A student may request a Leave of Absence due to illness, family emergency or the death of a family member. If an extension is necessary, the student is responsible for re-contacting OHAI.
Completion of, and passing grades on all required papers.
Completion of, and passing grades on Clinical Part I and Part II examination
Payment of all financial obligations.
All library and clinical materials returned in good condition.
NOTE: Graduation from Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute courses does not automatically ensure state licensure or national certification with NCCAOM. Licensure varies from state to state; NCCAOM certification requires other advanced courses from accredited schools. In Oklahoma no licensure of certification is currently required. There is growing credibility in certification with the National Barefoot Doctor’s Association (NBDA), considering its strict adherence to traditional methods and its practical stance. For further information on the NBDA and the degrees it offers, contact Scott Rigsbee at 405-662-2650.
Classes may be videotaped for monitoring purpose at the school, and for future use. All videos, DVD’s and CD’s are property of the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute and will remain on the premises of the school. No bootleg or illegal copying is allowed. Additionally, acupuncture students should be aware that some classes will require the location of points on the body and thus some students may wish to bring bathing suit or other suitable attire. Anyone having problems or concerns with this should discuss it during their entrance interview.
Currently the school offers no job placement, however this may change in the future.
The Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute now offers a Practitioners Course in Acupuncture program, a Practitioners Course in Chinese Medicine, each consisting of 1250 total contact hours of instruction and an Advanced Tui Na Course consisting of 1500 total contact hours of instruction. Here is a list of all the courses and contact hours we offer.
Courses Total contact hours
Anatomy & Physiology 500 Minimum
Basic Acupuncture Course 360 + Clinicals
Intermediate Acupuncture 1250 Minimum + Clinicals
A Practioners Course in Acupuncture 1950 + Clinicals
Basic Chinese Medicine 100
Intermediate Chinese Medicine 350
A Practioners Course in Chinese Medicine 1250 Minimum + Clinicals
Basic Tui Na (Chinese Bodywork) 20
Advanced Tui Na (Chinese Bodywork) 1500
Barefoot Doctor’s Course 40
Health and Longevity Building Program 60
Homeopathic – Acute Care 69
Comprehensive Iridology Level I 20
Comprehensive Iridology Level II 20
Basic Introduction to Essential Oils 20
Aromacology and Chemistry of Essential Oils 40
Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture 12
The Chinese Medical Application of Essential Oils 304 + 50 Clinicals
Foot Reflexology 30
Holistic Nutritional Consultation (H.N.C.) 20
Entrepreneur Business Course 20
ACUPUNCTURE COURSE PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
The following paperwork must be submitted before an application can be considered for any of the Acupuncture and Tui Na Programs:
An applicant must have:
2. Proof of age and citizenship status. (Minimum 16 yrs old with parent or guardian permission) and citizenship (Copy of driver’s license, birth certificate, and/or passport.)
2. Proof of age (Minimum 16 yrs old with parent or guardian permission) and citizenship status. (Copy of driver’s license, birth certificate, and/or passport.)
3. A command of the English language or provide an interpreter.
4. Submit two letters of recommendation, preferably from healing arts practitioners.
5. Write a statement of intent: (applicable only to the Acupuncture, Chinese medicine and Tuina courses), a letter (minimum length of 250 words) hand written by the candidate which states his/her reason for applying to the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute, and the reasons why the choice of this specific education is relevant to he/her life goals.
6. Set up a personal interview with a representative of the Admissions Committee.
Admission will be denied for any false documentation used during the application process.
Previous Educational Requirements
High School Diploma/Equivalency or a College degree are encouraged but not required for any of the programs offered at Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute.
The Admissions Committee will notify each applicant by letter of their acceptance into the program within three weeks of receipt of all pertinent information (including personal interview). Upon notification of acceptance into the program at the Oklahoma Healing Arts Institute, a tuition deposit of $400.00 is required for the acupuncture course to insure placement with the school. This fee is applied towards tuition. If the applicant decides not to attend, this tuition deposit is refundable.
Credit for Previous Experience or Work Involving Course Material
Students may test out of any section of a course that they feel competent in. Also, transcripts from other institutions will be considered on a course-by-course basis for prerequisites for any of our courses.
Future Programs and Seminars
Certified Holistic Specialist (C.H.S.)
Master Herbalist (M.H.)
Master Iridologist (M.I.)
Traditional Naturopathic Practitioner (T.N.P.)
Tai Chi Chuan
Qi Gong (Chinese Yoga)
Entrepreneurial Business Course: “Success on the Outside”
(Future programs and seminars are not absolutes and may be initiated upon approval by OBPVS.)