naturopathic education

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naturopathic education

The formal teaching and training provided at a school of naturopathy, of which there are seven in North America.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, universities
• Bastyr University, Seattle, WA.
• Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Vancouver, Canada.
• Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Canada.
• National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR.
• National University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL.
• SW College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Temple, AZ.
• University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bridgeport, CT.
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However, the World Naturopathic Federation does recognise that degree-trained naturopaths are largely equivalent in training and scope to naturopaths in the jurisdiction in which most studies were conducted (10), and scholarly examination has suggested that although heterogeneity exists, the highest level of naturopathic training in Australia is roughly equivalent to that presented in those research studies.
13) Yet this development was uniquely Australian, driven not by the needs of the naturopathic profession but by college owners who truncated naturopathic training to fit within the vocational education model, to ensure their colleges would be eligible for Austudy payments to maintain student numbers.
The university's expansion is welcome news for the Golden State, too: The university has been measuring a growing desire for naturopathic training among prospective patients and students and current practitioners.
While medical and naturopathic training and knowledge were seen as the foundation of the practitioner's confidence, an exclusive focus on medical factors was seen to be insufficient in their work with clients.
Allen's naturopathic training and his personal interest in environmental science led him to think about the problem in a broader context.
Educational membership of the WNF is available to any educational organisations or institutions that offer a naturopathic training program that meets minimum WHO benchmarks (1500 hours), trains to the highest level recognised in their country (in Australia this means degree-level education) and shares the goals and objectives of the WNF, or are useful to the aims of the WNF.
Despite vast heterogeneity in naturopathic training, due to a variety of training and education standards historically, the new bachelor minimum standard for naturopathy (8) affords the opportunity for more standardised course content and therefore a greater consistency in practice standards.
My naturopathic training became more of a 'world-view' than a career path and I developed a passion to work as a naturopath in contexts where people would not ordinarily have access to naturopathic treatment.
Hydrotherapy, like physical medicine and manipulative therapies, was a core part of Australian naturopathic education practice until naturopathic scope was compromised by the introduction of the National Health Training Package which reduced naturopathic training to herbal and nutritional medicine.