Professional Parapsychology Courses Online

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Take this opportunity to join these unique courses and become a student with the Rhine Education Center. Courses are offered every quarter to provide students with continuing education by professional instructors.

Courses Now Available - Winter 2020

  • ProfParanormalsmField Investigations: Apparitions, Hauntings, & Poltergeists (8 weeks)

    (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
    with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
    Monday: February 2nd - March 23rd
    8:30pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time
    Tuition: $249 ($225 for Rhine Members/Students)

    In this course, students will explore topics of field investigations, including methods related to specific models of paranormal phenomena from a scientific perspective of a parapsychologist. In addition, this course will discuss equipment used in investigations, and introduce the scientific approach to these topics. Students will also be introduced to methods for dealing with clients and finding resolutions during investigations, discuss issues related to “public haunts” vs. private home cases, and provide methods for exploring the evidence and analyzing data to reach a conclusion.

  • Presentiment: Exploring the Nature and Theories of Time (4 weeks)
    with John G. Kruth, M.S.
    Wednesday, March 4th - March 25th

    7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
    Tuition: $89 ($79 for Rhine Members/Students)

    This 4-week online course will explore the phenomenon of Presentiment and how this phenomenon impacts the scientific view of time.  Presentiment is an unconscious form of precognition that has demonstrated that the physical body and sometimes the mind respond to events that have not yet happenned. 

    Feeling the future, precognitive memory, physical responses to future events, and how studying after a test can improve your test scores.  Scientific studies that have explored these events call into question our perception of time.  Based on these studies, this course will explore theories of time in physics and philosophy.

  • How to Choose a Psychic (4 weeks)
    with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
    Tuesday, March 3rd - March 24th

    8:30pm - 10pm Eastern Time
    Tuition: $89 ($79 for Rhine Members/Students)

    This four week course is designed for people interested in finding a legitimate psychic, those who want to evaluate psychics, or even the researchers who wants to learn more about the skills necessary to determine if a psychic is fooling you or themselves. The course will give you the basic tools to:

    • Properly understand what a practitioner means when using the term psychic, medium, channeler, or other similar labels.
    • How to find psychic practitioners for personal readings or to take on paranormal investigations.
    • How to understand the role of “window-dressing” that many practitioners (even genuine ones) might use, and how to get the practitioner past that.
    • How to act/react in a reading so you get the most out of the session, and some good questions to ask.
    • The qualities of the best psychics and mediums.
    • Psychic Fraud (and a guidance on what you might want to learn about Magic and Mentalism).
    • How to assess the psychic/medium practitioners’ claims and determine if they’re real or fraudulent.

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What is the Rhine Education Center?


The Rhine Education Center is dedicated to providing a high quality educational opportunity for students around the world who are interested in parapsychology. Professional courses are presented in an online environment to enable adults to attend the courses at their convenience and to interact with the faculty and students to provide a complete academic experience.

Why Choose the Rhine Education Center?

The Rhine Education Center is backed by the integrity and knowledge of the Rhine Research Center which is the oldest and most respected parapsychological research center in the United States. Since 1935 the Rhine has provided a sound scientific basis for the phenomena studied by parapsychologists, and the academic quality of the research at the Rhine is the foundation for modern parapsychology.

Courses with the Rhine Education Center are provided to give students the opportunity to learn about the science and practices of parapsychology in a professional and fun environment. To adhere to this goal, the Rhine Education Center offers academic certificates in parapsychology as well as adult-education courses for those who would like to learn more about parapsychology but may not have the time or interest in pursuing a more academic program.

We recognize that our student base is diverse, and we are providing classes to better suit the needs of all of our students. Academic studies will be complemented by professional seminar courses to allow students to learn about more topics with the assurance and integrity of the Rhine Education Center.


By default, every student will be considered to be auditing their courses unless they indicate otherwise when they apply for the course. This will provide students the opportunity to learn without the pressures of working towards a grade.

Whether participating for a grade or auditing a course, every student will have full access to the course broadcasts and the forums in the classroom. All students can post in the classroom forums, ask questions of the instructors, and get feedback on their postings in the courseroom.

Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of a certificate program must be taken for a grade.  Additional information is available in the administrative policies for the Rhine Education Center.

Certificate Programs Available

The Rhine Education Center has a number of certificate programs that are available to students. Certificates are available in Academic Parapsychology, Parapsychology Research, History of Parapsychology, and Knowledge of Psi Phenomena. For complete information, see the document describing the Certificate Programs.

Diversity of Courses

Eight week courses are supplemented by four week courses to better address the desires of our students. In addition, continuing education and seminar courses are being offered to provide a diversity of courses related to the field of parapsychology. Academic courses are still offered, and all of the courses are professionally provided by hightly qualified and experienced instructors.


Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.

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