Diploma of Naturopathy Course
Study At Your Own Pace
This exciting and unique Diploma of Naturopathy Course covers the many different aspects and topics available to natural therapists today. It is a new approach to Naturopathy that encourages a global perspective on Naturopathy. We focus on integrating the ancient philosophies of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine into traditional Naturopathic medicine while also giving you a deep understanding of Herbal Medicine and Nutrition.
In order to make it accessible to as many students as possible, we’ve designed this correspondence course so it can be studied in the comfort of your home at and at your own pace. The only attendance required is for the combined Raynor Massage Diploma and Certificate Course.
Our Naturopathy school emphasizes the practical knowledge of ancient natural therapies, because this is what has stood the test of time. You will study in depth how these different therapies affect the body, mind and spirit. You will also learn all you need to know about these ancient therapies to accurately diagnose and treat your patients’ potential ailments or conditions which could be mental, physical or emotional. These natural and effective treatments will simultaneously increase their health and vitality.
Learn Holistic Naturopathy
Our emphasis on the holistic approach to Naturopathy means your study will focus on many of the world’s major cultural traditions of natural medicine, including Chinese, Japanese and Ayurvedic medicine. This approach of looking at all the worlds major natural medicine systems gives students a broad perspective on traditional Naturopathy. Furthermore, your studies will give you access to the many available healing herbs and medicines, exercises, diets, lifestyle habits, and various other therapies that have been used traditionally by people around the world for thousands of years. It’s because of this integrative and flexible approach that students have found our Naturopathy Diploma to be the right choice for them.
Most of this Naturopathy course, except for the massage training, can be done from the comfort of your own home, due to the literature that we provide. Students also receive online class time with the school principal, Naturopath Brandon Raynor, who is ready to help you with any questions you may encounter on your path to becoming a highly skilled and holistic Naturopathic healer. Above all, we’ll support you through your health studies whenever you feel like you need help.
What You Will Learn
There are 5 distinct sections to our Holistic Naturopathy Diploma. You can study this as a whole or you can opt to take individual elements of the course, at a time frame to suit yourself, making the course even more flexible. Most students complete the Diploma in 2 to 4 years, while others take longer. The Raynor massage component of the course (Section Four) can be taken at any stage of the course either before or after the other sections. Our recommendation is to choose what feels right to you.
Section One Courses (Theory of Planetary Naturopathy)
- History and Philosophy of Naturopathy
- Ayurvedic Medical Theories
- Chinese Medical Theory
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Mind, Body and Soul
- Politics of Naturopathy
Section Two Courses (Herbal Medicine)
- Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
- European and North American Herbal Medicine
- Flower Essences
Section Three Courses (Nutrition)
- Ayurvedic Nutrition
- Wholefood Nutrition
- Scientific Nutrition
- Food as Medicine
Section Four Courses (Raynor Massage)
- Raynor Massage Certificate Course
- Raynor Massage Diploma Course
- Advanced Raynor Massage Practitioners Course
Section Five Courses (Western Naturopathic Medicine)
- Western Naturopathic Medicine
- Treating conditions
- Practical courses of your choosing in order to make up 150 hours of attending courses related to Naturopathy
Enrolling In The Diploma Of Naturopathy
There are no set requirements to enrol in our Diploma of Naturopathy. This is because we intentionally try to make our courses accessible to as many students as possible. We accept all students over the age of 18 who have a desire to learn and to heal through natural medicine. You should also have a reasonable understanding of English because the course is delivered in this language.
Note: In order to complete this course, each student is required to attend our Raynor Massage Certificate and Diploma course.
How To Enrol
Since it is a correspondence course, you can start our Diploma of Naturopathy at any time of your choosing. Expert tuition is available when you need it in order to ensure you are receiving the highest quality education.
In Australia, there are no legal requirements for practicing as a naturopath as it is not a registered profession. In order to join an association and accept claims from private health funds, however, generally a four-year government recognised bachelor’s degree is now required.
In addition to completing this course, we recommend that you obtain both professional indemnity and malpractice insurance if you plan to treat patients. There are legal complications if you give incorrect advice to a patient and you are not covered by insurance.
This course is designed as an introduction to naturopathy and is suitable for those wishing to add to their natural health skillset. It is also a great way for already qualified naturopaths to gain an understanding of traditional healing knowledge from around the world.
If you are thinking of practicing as a naturopath after completing this course, it is a good idea to look into insurance options. There are several options on where to get your standard Malpractice and General Liability Insurance, one of the companies that we recommend is JUA Underwriting Agency Pty Limited due to its affordability (www.jua.com.au).
Yes, you can enrol and start your studies at any time. This is an online course and there is no classroom attendance. Currently this is a textbook based only course; we do not have video content or any additional components.
The prices will vary since some students prefer to buy paperback copies (verses hardback), used books or kindle editions. The approximate cost of all the textbooks when purchased new is $300.
There are assignments that correspond with each textbook and no exams. You may refer to your notes and books to assist you with your assignments. These assignments are designed to be simple and concise, and to ensure that you have read and properly understood the information before you counsel others.
Then you will be issued a different assignment and be allowed to retake it at an additional cost of $30. Though none of our students have had to have an assignment reissued for this course.
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