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This page gives an overview of our Naturopathy 3 year diploma program. The Catalog, which prospective students may request, gives more detailed information and school policy information.
HERBAL STUDIES: it is possible to explore your interest in natural healing through our seasonal herbal studies program (http://www.gaiaherbalstudies.net/)- the credit for this program transfers to the Core ND program if one decides to continue studies.
EARN TWO DIPLOMAS
Note too, that as naturopath students, for an additional tuiton supplement of $2,700, you may optionally choose to earn 2 diplomas - the additional Massage Therapy/Energy Medicine diploma - by adding the MT program schedule listed on the Massage program page. This program deepens and enriches the overall skills of the natural physician while adding an important far reaching skill to your healing arts repertoire.
Naturopathy Diploma Program
Title: Naturopath (ND): Primary Care Naturopath
1) NATUROPATH DIPLOMA
This is our core program, a 3 year experiential on- site diploma program with supervised clinical internship, and opportunities to qualify for advanced Master Herbalist studies.
The program meets for Orientation Sept 30, 630-9,
Dec. 1, 2, and NOVEMBER 30
February a full week: 11-15, 2013.
March- June, again Fri-Sun, first weekend of month.
Sept 6-8. TIME FRAMES: 8- 530- we begin at 8 sharp.
There are breaks from approximately mid December through early February (read: all of January). August is not scheduled for program content, however, there may be optional electives scheduled during that month.
The FIRST YEAR of this program is integrated with specific portions of the Massage Therapy program. Students wishing to earn a Massage Therapy diploma may choose to take additional hours of training to complete the second diploma in Massage Therapy/Energy Medicine, as some program content from these two programs is shared. Of course, for ND program students this is only a choice- ND students are not required to achieve a diploma in massage therapy.
Co-requisites- Please note these are not "pre" requisites. NSHA is unable to accept for credit any coursework taken at earlier times in your educational career, beyond the exceptions listed below.
1) Basic Anatomy and Pysiology- students must successfully complete an on-premises course from a community college or university, before or during their participation in the first year of any program, OR submit transcripts of successful completion (showing a 80% or better grade) from a RECENT- 2 years or less - A & P training (such as in massage school or college).
NSHA will, in addition, assign reading and assignments from several Anatomy and Physiology study sources, beginning with Holistic Anatomy (Pip Waller) in year one.
2) A basic 4-6 hour "First Aid and CPR" course, generally administered by local American Red Cross of American Heart Association agencies, is the second co-requisite for graduation.
3) Students are required to engage in Personal Process Care during their second year in the program. During their First Year, each student must engage in 3 or more polarity therapy sessions as an initial introduction to personal process care. Our Catalog outlines the requirements with respect to timelines and supervision.
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied natural therapeutics, Naturopathic models and theory, history dietary assessment, healing diets, traditional diets, herbal medicine (3 years) , naturopathic hydrotherapy, bodywork therapies, Iridology, energy medicine, ethics, communications development, examination of case histories, parasitology, microbial balancing, vibrational therapeutics, business development, and Supervised Clinical Internship, mentored Research Project. Clinical internship is a combination of direct client work and educational work utilizing mixed media, writing, community presentations, and expositions.
TUITION RATE FOR Incoming 2013 CORE PROGRAM CYCLE
beginning 2013, graduating 2016
$8,200.00 (1st yr), $7,700 (2nd yr) and $7,200 (3rd yr)
Please note that these are rates for standard registration. Late registration tuition rates are $300.00 higher. A reminder that NSHA offers a PAYMENT PLAN wherein students may pay monthly after a deposit, by contractual agreement.
See Admissions page for Schedules of Registration.
NSHA offers payment plan programs and may qualify for Michigan Works financial programs. See our Financial Planning page on this site for tuition payment rates for advance, standard, and late tuition.
Contact the school with your questions, and to request a catalog and Admissions Packet.