Studying Naturopathy

For anyone who is interested in learning about natural healing and in educating others to promote optimal health, the study of naturopathy will be truly rewarding.

The course encompasses an in-depth study of Naturopathy and Eastern medicine philosophy, and because of this unique blending approach is the only course of its type.

You will study a range of Eastern medicine models, the underpinning naturopathic principles, and be given full training in naturopathic diagnostic and treatment techniques. You will learn to undertake a full client consultation - gaining medical details, observations, diet, lifestyle and emotional factors, and use this information to consider the client in their entirety when devising a treatment plan. The training includes a module on the all-important psychosocial skills – including theories, personality types, psychotherapeutic interventions and the role of both the therapist and the patient in the healing process. On graduation you will be fully competent not only in diagnosing and offering suitable treatment, but in supporting and monitoring patients until healing is complete.

You will also learn relevant physiology to fully understand how the body reacts to stress on a biological level, and help to understand the impact on the body organs and systems.

The course is designed to be completed within 1 year, but as much of the learning is completed online with flexible deadlines, you can opt to study at a slower pace and complete the training over 2 years. In order to complete within 1 year the average student should expect to study for 14-16 hours per week. Towards the end of the course there will be a Clinical Summer School where you will advance your learning, meet other students and be able to put your knowledge into practice.

This course is written in line with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the practise of Naturopathy.

In order to become a fully registered Naturopath, you will also need to have studied medical science (Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology) Bodywork, plus a naturopathic discipline as a specialism, such as Nutrition, Homeopathy, Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine. We offer courses in Homeopathy (level 6 equivalent) or Nutritional Therapy (level 5 equivalent) which make an ideal accompaniment to this course. We also have medical science courses in Anatomy & Physiology (level 3 equivalent) and Pathology & Disease (level 4 equivalent).

Graduates and therapists that meet the requirements as listed above with the required face-to-face clinical training are eligable to join the GNC if they are a member of one of a GNC recognised professional register, if you are not a member of one of these associations then you would need to join one before you apply to the GNC. If you do not wish to become a registered Naturopath, you can legally practice without registration.

A programme that combines the four main Eastern medicines with Naturopathy disciplines.