Policies & Standards
Admission: Students must be members in good and regular standing in their local church and have the foundational Bible knowledge necessary for this course. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered.
Application Procedure: The Total Health Spokane (THS) staff will only consider and review completed applications. All students need to complete and submit an application, along with a non-refundable processing fee of $50, by the application deadline (see below). Applications will not be processed without the application fee, all four references, a photo and your completed Pre-Acceptance Questionnaire. Each application will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance to the program. A payment of $1,500 for student housing must be received 21 days before the start of the program. If this payment is not received, student's reservation will be released and made available to others. Balance of program fee is due 1 week before the start of the program.
To qualify for a $75 tuition discount for the complete course, applications must be postmarked 60 days prior to the opening day of the program for which you are enrolling.
The application deadline is 2 weeks prior to the first day of class.
Students applying after the deadline will be accepted by special permission only and full payment must be made upon acceptance.
Medical Form: A current THS Medical Form must be completed and is required to be on file for all students accepted in the Complete Program (three-month) and is due two weeks before the start of the session. A medical exam is not required. This form will be emailed to you with your acceptance letter.
Registration: Students should arrive for registration at THS headquarters located at xxx xxxxx, Mead, WA 99021 on the published beginning date for your session. Arrivals before registration day will not be accommodated in student housing. To register, students must have submitted an application, been accepted to THS, and previously submitted their medical documentation. If you have any questions, please call THS at xxx xxx xxxx, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time.
Student Standards of Conduct
Students are expected to live in harmony with biblical teachings and the guidelines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We strongly encourage each student to maintain a regular time of personal prayer and Bible study. Without this experience, you will miss the blessing that could otherwise be yours during our time together.
A friendly and professional association is expected between attendees. Because of the intensity of the program, dating and courting is discouraged among the participants while at THS. All are required to maintain a high standard of moral purity, avoiding the appearance of inappropriate attentions to the opposite sex.
The Sabbath hours, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, are sacred and joyous times for spiritual renewal, public worship, and Christian fellowship. Secular activities (shopping, business, and distracting amusements) are to be avoided during this time. Attendance at worship services is required, unless arrangements are made to accommodate special circumstances.
At THS, we strive to be the best at everything we do. We realize that God has called us to a higher calling and way of life. As part of that calling, we believe that dress and grooming should be modest, neat, and clean. Recognizing that our program demands a high standard of professionalism & excellence, the following dress policies are in effect for all students:
Dress and grooming should be modest, neat, and clean. Please do not wear shorts, torn jeans, sleeveless tops, skin-tight apparel, low-cut or unbuttoned shirts. Jewelry, including wedding bands/rings, are not to be worn. Tattoos should be covered and not visible if possible. When participating in class or community outreach, a professional or professional-casual look is expected. (No jeans or T-shirts!) Ladies, skirts or dresses are expected at worship services. Skirts or dress pants are acceptable for outreach. Gentlemen, please wear dress pants and collared shirts.
In no case may firearms, hunting or pocket knives, recreational drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, pornography, gang symbols, or occult items be permitted in the housing, car, or possession of THS students. Discovery of such items is grounds for immediate dismissal without a refund.
All students are expected to have a high standard of personal integrity. All forms of dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, are grounds for dismissal without a refund. Integrity should also be displayed in computer usage, avoiding accessing websites of questionable moral nature. Care must be taken in the use of equipment at THS and local churches. Integrity should be shown in one's interactions with other students.
THS encourages attendees to take responsibility for class attendance. Students must participate in all scheduled classes and outreach activities. Students must be on time to each scheduled event. If a person is absent, he or she must fill out the appropriate form. Three unexcused absences from class will result in disciplinary action. Three unexcused tardiness's will equal one absence.
Students are asked to assist the staff and other attendees by manifesting a cooperative, harmonious attitude. Students must complete assignments by the date requested, meet community outreach goals, and abide by written rules as outlined in this handbook. If you have concerns, questions, or special circumstances, please discuss them with our administration. Every effort is made to carefully resolve such issues. THS reserves the right to dismiss a participant, without a refund, who fails to abide by the policies and guidelines in this handbook. Unexcused absences including tardiness will result in disciplinary actions.