Training in naturopathic medicine is a rewarding and inspiring journey of discovery. It is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about natural healing and in educating others to promote optimal health. The study of naturopathy opens many new ways of thinking and develops a truly holistic perspective on health.
The course encompasses an in-depth study of Naturopathy and Eastern medicine philosophy and, because of this unique blending approach, it is the only course of its type.
You will study a range of Eastern medicine models and 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 and observations about diet, lifestyle and emotional factors. You will then 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 how it helps 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 and is accredited by the Society of Naturopaths.
The course is ideal for therapists who want to expand their knowledge and train to become a Naturopath or for new students to natural healthcare who want to learn about different styles of natural medicine - perhaps before they decide what to specialise in.