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Graduates, with an existing bachelor’s degree, should pursue The Masters in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine Degree if they wish to continue their learnings. This is necessary if one wants to obtain a doctorate.
The curriculum of Masters is designed to be finished within a year before moving forward into the Doctor of Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine.
The courses of the Master’s degree will include:
- Naturopathic Clinical Orthopedic and Osteopathic Medicine
- Naturopathic Chiropractic
- Naturopathic Gastroenterology
- Naturopathic treatments of skin diseases
- Naturopathic approaches to Mental Health
- Master’s Dissertation
Each year is divided into 3 trimesters; providing you the time to fully absorb information from the materials. The degree is recognized and awarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.
The Masters in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine consists of 50 US credits (750 clock hours). Online video lectures, classroom and clinical practicums in naturopathic and holistic training centers will be held.
The master’s curriculum is intended to be completed in a year, but can be extended for another year. (2 years maximum.)
It is divided into 3 trimesters where each trimester is 12 weeks. There is a total of 50 credits or 750 clock hours.
The Master’s degree is rewarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.
For graduates who already hold a Bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a Doctorate, the Master’s degree program is ideal.
Schedule of Curriculum
|No. of Semesters
|Total Number of Units
|Master’s Dissertation – 150 pages minimum
|Clinical Orthopedic & Manual
Osteopathic Medicine – Part 1
|Research Methodology & Biostatistics – Part 2
|Naturopathic Treatment of Gallstones
|Naturopathic Treatment of Skin Diseases – Part 1
|Naturopathic Gastroenterology – Part 1
|Human Energy Fields
|Naturopathic Treatment of Skin Diseases – Part 2
|Naturopathic Gastroenterology – Part 2
|Naturopathic Approach to Mental Health
What is required for the Master’s dissertation?
Master’s dissertations are lengthier than the Bachelor’s, but is shorter compared to the Doctoral dissertation. It has a required minimum of 160 pages.
The student must choose an interesting topic that must be researched thoroughly. Each Master’s student is obligated to complete the Research Methodology and Biostatics — Part 2 course as this will assist them with the composition of the thesis or dissertation.
Students will be supervised during the process. Our aim is to display the latest research findings in the chosen area of study, and evaluate the piece of literature.
What is the purpose of the Master’s Dissertation?
The Dissertation serves to prepare the student as a professional in the discipline. Each student will learn to conduct their own independent and important research. Thus, the dissertation demonstrates the student’s capacity to:
- Identify and define problems
- Come up with inquiries and theories
- Review and summarize the literature
- Use appropriate techniques
- Collect data properly
- Analyze and judge evidence
- Discuss findings
- Produce publishable results
- Take part in an ongoing investigation or debate
- Possess a critical mind and write coherently
The Master’s dissertation shows that you are an expert in your field and have completed a 5-year educational program, gaining a vast knowledge base in a variety of naturopathic and holistic medical topics.
Will I be required to complete a number of hours of clinical practice in order to qualify for my degree?
Yes, for a student to be eligible for a degree in naturopathy and holistic medicine, they must experience clinical practicums, or working directly in a holistic medicine center with the guidance of an experienced naturopath.
Participating in a holistic medicine center is an opportunity to assess your theoretical knowledge then translating these into diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for actual patients with health issues.
You will also be given the chance to use various therapeutic and diagnostic equipment that are frequently used in naturopathy and holistic medicine.
Do I need to do my clinical practicums in specific countries around the world?
Going to the Da Vinci Holistic Health Center in Larnaca, Cyprus would be the most ideal clinic to begin at as it is one of the best Holistic Centers in Europe and the Middle East. It is fully equipped with diagnostic and therapy devices; students may also conduct their research in the available herbal pharmacies and laboratory facilities.
If you choose to practice at the Da Vinci Holistic Center, Dr. Georgiou will be your personal mentor throughout your stay as he is the Founder of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine.
However due to the pandemic, we encourage students to seek out nearby Naturopathic and Holistic centers. These centers must undergo a “vetting” process to confirm its authenticity as a learning facility.
Naturopathic associations around the world only accept students with clinical experience. For the Bachelor’s degree, 450 hours of clinical practice is required; then over 1,000 hours to complete the Doctorate.
Is there a fee for the clinical practicum?
Discuss this concern with every center you approach, or your Supervising Naturopath as some naturopaths require payment while others do not.