Check out naturopath jobs & vacancies on our pages and find all the latest complementary careers. As a complementary therapy, naturopathy is based on the concept of wholeness and natural well-being. Naturopath jobs inolve the use of a variety of healing methods to restore the natural energy flow to the body and thus maintain good health. While there are no legal requirements to practice as a naturopath, there are several professional bodies which represent naturopaths.
The principal organization is the General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN). They accredit training courses, including a Diploma in Naturopathy and a Degree in Osteopathic Medicine. There is also a Degree in Health Sciences specialising in Naturopathic Medicine, offered by the University of Westminster.
Entry into the degree course typically requires five GCSEs plus at least two A levels, including biology and chemistry. Medical practitioners, osteopaths, and chiropractors can also study for a postgraduate diploma through the College of Osteopaths Educational Trust.
Course require a range of training - you will be required to gain clinical experience, develop practical skills and also study the theory of naturopathy. Course will therefore include both theoretical study and practical experience. Areas studied include:
As the course progresses you will also undertake more clinical responsibility, training alongside a qualified practitioner. The GCRN, the Institute for Complementary Medicine (ICM) and the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) all have information on professional registration and approved training courses. Check their websites for details.
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