This major is a program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of naturopathic medicine, a holistic therapeutic approach combining medical knowledge with noninvasive natural, homeopathic, and non-Western therapies and emphasizing disease prevention, wellness, and self-healing.
Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, epidemiology, neuroscience, biostatistics, public and community health, laboratory and clinical diagnosis, pharmacognosy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, principles of Oriental medicine and Ayurveda, manipulative therapy, naturopathic therapeutics, therapeutic nutrition, case analysis and management, philosophy of naturopathy.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy Major?
If you choose a career as a Naturopathic doctor, you will treat your patients holistically by evaluating the ‘whole person’ as opposed to focusing on one or more specific systems of the human body. You will consider the factors that make up a person’s overall health (environment, genetics, lifestyle, etc.) and work to restore balance to the body by natural healing.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
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