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The Doctorate degree in Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine is crafted for students who already carry a Master’s degree in Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine in order to continue their education.
The curriculum for this program was designed to ensure a student’s seamless transition from their previous degree level up to the Doctorate program in Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine.
Students can complete this degree in the span of one (1) year. This course covers the following classes: history and philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine, Energy Medicine and Bioresonance, Spiritual Medicine & Therapies, Bach Flower Remedies, Naturopathic Nutrition, Clinical Naturopathic Therapeutic Modalities, Naturopathic Physical Assessment & Pathology, Physical Therapy/Massage, Professional Practice, and legal issues, Clinical practice and integration, Naturopathic Emergency Medicine, Research Methodology, Statistics, and Doctoral Thesis.
The Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine (D.N. HM) has been specifically crafted to be completed in 2-3 years with a maximum of 4 years to finish.
This program is ideal for graduates with Bachelors/Masters degrees in an appropriately similar topic, or perhaps qualified medical professionals such as doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths and nurses with a Master’s degree or similar qualifications who aspire to study and apply the concepts & practices of naturopathy & holistic medicine.
Schedule of Curriculum
|2 Years +
|No. of Semesters
|Total Number of Units
|Research Methods and BioStatistics Part 3
|Naturopathic Oncology – Part 1
|Nutritional Microscopy – Part 1
|Nutritional Microscopy – Part 2
|Naturopathic Gastroenterology – Pt 3
|Naturopathic Oncology – Part 2
|Professional Practice & Legal Issues
|Naturopathic Endocrinology – Part 1
|Naturopathic Endocrinology – Part 2
|Naturopathic Treatments of Autoimmune Diseases – Part 1
|Naturopathic Treatments of Autoimmune Diseases – Part 2
|Physical Therapy/Massage Part 1
|Physical Therapy/Massage Part 2
|Naturopathic Treatments of Osteoarthritis
|Naturopathic Treatments of
|Naturopathic Treatments of Microorganisms
|Energy Medicine & Bioresonance Part 1
|Energy Medicine & BioresonancePArt 2
|Holistic Energy Psychology
The dissertation for the Doctoral program is the most extensive of all the programs as it requires students to submit a minimum of 320 pages to qualify for graduation.
Similar to the previous levels, students will choose a topic of interest and conduct a thorough search and analysis of their topic’s related literature. Students may also use their same topic during their Bachelors/Masters degree instead.
Before beginning the actual testing phase for their study, students must first complete their Research Methodology & Biostatistics in order to lay a solid foundation for their research proposal, as well as aid in writing the actual Doctoral dissertation.
The aim of the Doctoral dissertation is to present new & unique publishable research in a peer-reviewed journal. Students will be supervised throughout the course of their dissertation’s research process.
Why do we need a Bachelor’s Dissertation?
The goal is to properly prepare and guide students into becoming professionals in this discipline. This dissertation is meant to impart the ability to conduct independent, original, and significant research to students. With the successful completion of this dissertation, it will show that a student is able to:
- Apply methods appropriately
- Properly collect data
- Critically analyze and judge all evidence
- Clearly discuss findings
- Produce publishable results
- Engage in a sustained piece of research or argument
- Think and write critically and coherently
- Identify and define problems
- Generate good questions and logical hypotheses
- Review and succinctly summarize the literature
This dissertation will indicate that a student has obtained sufficient mastery over their topic after going through the rigorous 5-6 year educational process, having accumulated enough knowledge and a solid foundation on the many topics involving Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine.
Is there a required minimum number of hours of clinical practice to complete my course?
Yes. Clinical practicums are essential as students are given the hands-on experience they need in a holistic medicine center with a certified and experienced Naturopath to ensure that they receive the necessary training as aspiring degree holders of this course.
This period of practice within holistic medicine centers during the course of this degree imparts the crucial experience of interacting with real patients with real health issues. Thanks to this, students are given ample opportunities to put into practice the vast and theoretical knowledge they’d collected throughout the entirety of the course. Thus, this knowledge is then converted into actual diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients.
Additionally, on-field training gives students a chance to use all the different diagnostic and therapeutic equipment employed in the practice of naturopathy and holistic medicine.
Am I required to do my clinical practicum in specific countries or centers around the world?
Due to the pandemic which made travel more difficult for most people, students are encouraged to research their local naturopathic & holistic centers for ease of travel. However, the school reserves the right to let these centers go under a process of review to ascertain if they are truly holistic and naturopathic centers run by experienced naturopaths.
Naturopathic Associations are strict in their protocols in that they do not accept aspiring naturopaths who do not undergo the minimum required number of clinical practicum. For the Bachelor’s program, students are required to yield at least 450 hours of clinical practice, but for Doctoral candidates, this number climbs up to over 1000 hours in order to meet the minimum requirements for this program. The supervising naturopath will record and validate the hours of hands-on practice a student has done.
Do I have to pay a fee for the clinical practicum?
Depending on the holistic center and supervising naturopath, students may or may not be required to pay a fee. Some centers allow students to shadow them with their help being counted as payment enough, while others may ask for a small fee. Students will need to discuss the conditions for the practicum with their chosen center.