Meridian Home Study

Meridian Home Study

Meridian Education offers comprehensive distance education (home study) programming recognized by the International Academy of Applied Health. Home study units are only available to those who have not yet enrolled in the Massage Therapy program.

Students undertaking the Massage Therapy program must complete all selected home study units prior to the start of the Full-time program. Once enrolled, all study is completed on an in-class basis.


Information on Courses Offered

Meridian Educational Network programs are designed for home study. Each Meridian subject is representative of the same subject taught in either a 12 or 24 hour classroom format.

It allows student to undertake academic subjects at home and use their available classroom time for hands-on or skill development courses.



Each subject has been developed using the core guidelines for the same subject offered in a classroom environment at the International Academy Health Education Centre. The International Academy fully accredits this program and upon successful completion of a subject, the International Academy will grant academic credit for the subject, as applicable, at the time of registration in a career program offered at the Academy through its three schools: International Academy of Massage, International Academy of Natural Health Sciences and International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine –

The highly qualified academic advisors who contributed to the development of a subject are noted at the beginning of each presentation.

Current SubjectsRequired Textbook

Anatomy/Physiology 1

Anatomy/Physiology 2

Anatomy/Physiology 3

Anatomy/Physiology 4

Primary textbook: for use in Anatomy/Physiology 1 to 4

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Elaine N. Marieb

Anatomy 5

Anatomy 6

Anatomy 7

Anatomy 8

Primary textbooks: for use in Anatomy 5 to 8.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th edition, written by Gerard J. Tortora and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski

Secondary textbooks: for use in Anatomy 5 to 8.

Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 12th edition, Elaine N. Marieb R.N., Ph. D Person Education, Inc. San Francisco.

Nutrition 1No textbook
Pathology 1No textbook
Pathology 2

Primary textbook: for use in Pathology 2 to 8

Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists by Susan G. Salvo

Pathology 3

Pathology 4

Pathology 5

Pathology 6

Pathology 7

Pathology 8


Physiology 5

Physiology 6

Physiology 7

Physiology 8

Primary textbook: for use in Physiology 5 to 8.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th edition, written by Gerard J. Tortora and Sandra Reynolds Grabowski.

Research 1/Interpretive StudiesNo textbook

All books recommended may be purchased through your local book supplier or through the Academy by contacting

How Do I Order:

Email to: – include your Name, Address, email address, telephone number, and the program you’re currently registered in, if applicable.


Administration Introduction:

To assist the administration of a student’s pathway during his/her study of Meridian Educational programs, a student will be provided with an I.D. number, which must appear on all correspondence pertaining to Meridian. A set of policy & procedural guidelines, which includes Academic Honesty and Examination information, is located below.



If you have questions regarding the administration or procedural aspects of Meridian Educational Network, please email:,  Attention: Anka Pera

Subject support questions are to be directed to, with subject line stated as “Questions Anatomy 5”. So, even though the student is learning at home, help is available to assist as necessary. The tuition fee for each subject automatically includes the provision for a student to ask up to 10 questions by email, without charge. For students who would like additional support, packages of 5 enquires may be purchased for $25.00 plus GST., from the administration.



If an assignment in a particular subject is required to be submitted for grading, instructions for sending it to the Academy will be indicated on the assignment. The assignments must be submitted prior to writing the final examination.


Completion Time:

Each subject will provide the student with the estimated number of hours required to complete the course of study. Meridian Educational Network courses are designed to meet the time goals as established by the student and as such, a student may complete the subject requirements within the range of 1 week to 3 months, from the date the course materials are provided to the student. If the module is not completed within 90 days then the student may renew it for a further 90 days at 25% of the original tuition fee.

A student may proceed to the next level without having taken the final examination for the preceding unit, providing the student has submitted all assignments required to write the final examination. A student must have completed and passed the examination for a unit, prior to undertaking the examination for the examination for the next unit of study.


Refund Policy:

Withdrawal from a unit of study must be advised in writing, by letter, fax or email to the Administrator,, within the first 90 days of issuance. A student is eligible for a partial refund until such time as 50% of the required assignments for grading have been submitted (the 2nd assignment if there are 3 assignments), or the unit of study has been issued to the student for 3 months, whichever occurs first. The refund will be calculated as follows:

o   Amount paid by the student for the unit of study, less $80.00 for materials=net tuition.

o   If the withdrawal letter is received within 90 days and no assignment has been completed, the refund will be the ‘net tuition’ amount less 20%

o   If the withdrawal is received within 90 days and the first assignment has been submitted, the refund will be the “net tuition” less 53%

o   If the withdrawal is received within 90 days and after 50% of the assignments requiring grading have been submitted (e.g. after 2, of 3 or 4 assignments requiring grading) there is no refund.

o   If no written notice of withdrawal is received or the notice is received after 90 days of issuance, there is no refund.