There is often much confusion as to the training of a Naturopathic Doctor, and ND’s are often confused with nutritionists, homeopaths or energy workers.
Naturopathic Medicine is a field distinct from these various practices, and the difference lies in our training, scope of practice and our approach.
Naturopathic Doctors undergo 8 years of intensive training.
They must complete a 4-year honours undergraduate degree in a Science field. Following completion of this degree, they must then complete an additional 4 years at an accredited Naturopathic Medical Institution, including a 1-year residency program to complete their training.
Areas of Study
Naturopathic Doctors study all of the core sciences courses, with the additional of the natural modalities, and an emphasis on prevention
- Anatomy Physiology
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Botanical Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Medical Nutrition
- Manipulation/Chiropractic Adjustments
- Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
- Natural Supplementation
- Psychology & Counseling
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