Holistic Health Courses & Naturopathy Training
HOLISTIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL = TRADITIONAL DOCTOR OF NATUROPATHY
All of the requirements for the our Holistic Health Professional course (HHP) are exactly the same as the TND. Either title may be selected for your diploma when you have completed your naturopathy training. The name difference is in response to the ongoing legal/political issues. If you are concerned about laws developing in your state, or live in a state where the wording “Doctor” or “Naturopath” may bring legal issues, we recommend using the designation Holistic Health Professional (HHP).
Start your naturopathy training with our online holistic health diploma program!
Genesis is dedicated to providing students with a holistic health education that prepares them to serve the public as proficient naturopaths and holistic health professionals. Students will learn how to use whole foods, herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals, and alternative health modalities to assist their clients from many different perspectives.
Foundational to holistic health is the belief that that body is designed to heal itself given the support it needs. It takes into consideration the whole of an individual’s being (body, mind, and spirit) as well as the very important emotional component. Therefore, as a holistic professional, it is important that you have an in-depth regard of the physical, emotional, nutritional, historical, and environmental factors which may have created toxicity, deficiency, and/or weakness within your client.
In addition to recognizing your client’s needs, you will also have the privilege and responsibility of determining how to safely guide them on a journey back to health and vitality. Our privilege and responsibility is providing students with comprehensive naturopathy training to prepare them to serve the public as a holistic health professional.
Holistic Health Course Studies:
- Include advanced study manuals and professional-level books in addition to the “ground-level” studies required for health literacy.
- Incorporate the use of herbs, diet, minerals, vitamins & supplements with naturopathic protocols
- Include reflexology, the Compassion Connection, and thorough client case studies
- Include guides for Herbal Adaptogens; Three Unrivaled Antiviral Herbs; Lung Health & Herbal Support; and more!
The course curriculum is organized into four phases of study. Each phase builds upon the previous to guide you through the learning process of understanding and interpretation. All books and resources have been rigorously selected to give you a solid foundation of knowledge and a reliable resource library.
Advanced study manuals include:
- Immune System Fundamentals & Autoimmune Diseases
- Parasites of Human Interest
- Lyme Disease & Co-Infections
- Basic Blood Chemistry
- Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements
- Nutrition & Health
Real Time: Led by Sharlene Peterson every 4-6 weeks, Real Time is a live, open-discussion meeting that is held online. Come and collect clinical “pearls,” as well as ask questions and engage in a variety of health-related conversations.
Accreditation: Our Holistic Health / Naturopathy graduates are eligible to apply for Board Certification with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Board Certification is not required to open an office or recommend life-style, herbs, homeopathics, or supplements. You may freely consult with clients as long as you do not “diagnose or treat”.
What our Students Say: “I have loved every minute of my time at Genesis. In fact, although I have taken the long road to finishing, I am sad that my time as a student at Genesis is over. The support of the administration has been top notch. The curriculum is broad and very engaging. I truly enjoyed every class that was given. Whether you are hoping to start a new career helping others with their natural journey, or just gaining information for your family’s future, Genesis is the place!” – Jennifer H.
Overview: Holistic Health Professional and
Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy
- 69 credit hours/828 study hours
- 12 books to purchase (very reasonably priced!)
- 10 manuals/PDF books and videos that are included
- 1 project to complete and a final exam (open-book)
- 4 case studies
- 5 bonus guides
- Business resources
Estimated time to complete the Holistic Health Professional / Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy diploma program is 20-24 months. The estimated time is a guideline. It is possible to finish your herbalist program earlier if you have the time to devote to your studies.
Estimated time to complete: 5-6 months
- A125 Aroma & Herbs/Pregnancy: Aromatherapy & Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy by Demetria Clark
- AV10 The Difference Between Essential Oils & Herbs by Darlene Jorgens (video)
- M200 Nutrition & Health: by Sharlene Peterson (download)
- G215 Anatomy & Physiology Part#1: (open-source PDF download)
- G300 Disease Prevention: Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis
- G430 Women & Herbs: Women’s Herbs Women’s Health by Christopher Hobbs & Kathy Keville
- SG30 Herbal Reference Project
- Guide: Herbal Adaptogens by Sharlene Peterson (download)
ATTENTION Military, Police & First Responders. Receive 25% off the diploma program of your choice. This discount applies to all who have served, are currently serving, and their spouse. Thank you for your service!
- Add the Master Herbalist program at any time for $650.00 (Double-diploma MH & HHP/TND)
- Add the Clinical Master Herbalist program at any time for $1,050.00 (Triple-diploma CMH, MH & HHP/TND)
Holistic Health Professionals and Traditional Doctors of Naturopathy are not licensed medical practitioners and do not diagnose or prescribe treatments for disease. We are natural health professionals that use the client consult to consider the whole person, looking beyond presenting symptoms to uncover the root cause of their imbalance.
Genesis School of Natural Health provides professional, self-paced, online programs in holistic health and naturopathy. Ideal for anyone who desires a flexible schedule.
The following section is from nccih.nih.gov/health/naturopathy
Education and licensing differ for the three types of naturopathic practitioners:
Naturopathic physicians generally complete a 4-year, graduate-level program at one of the North American naturopathic medical schools accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, an organization recognized for accreditation purposes by the U.S. Department of Education. Some U.S. states and territories have licensing requirements for naturopathic physicians; others don’t. In those jurisdictions that have licensing requirements, naturopathic physicians must graduate from a 4-year naturopathic medical college and pass an examination to receive a license. They must also fulfill annual continuing education requirements.
- Traditional naturopaths, also known simply as “naturopaths,” may receive training in a variety of ways. Training programs vary in length and content and are not accredited by organizations recognized for accreditation purposes by the U.S. Department of Education. Traditional naturopaths are not eligible for licensing. Licensing is a legal term for medical doctors. Traditional Naturopaths may choose professional accreditation/certification but it is entirely optional – not required to open an office or see clients.
- Other health care providers (such as physicians, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, dentists, and nurses) sometimes offer naturopathic treatments, functional medicine, and other holistic therapies, having pursued additional training in these areas. Training programs vary.
What is holistic health / naturopathy? The following section is from betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Naturopathy takes a holistic approach to wellness. Naturopathy supports a person to live a healthy lifestyle. The foundations of naturopathy are based on the importance of a healthy diet, clean fresh water, sunlight, exercise and stress management.
Naturopathy aims to educate the person to look after their own health and the health of their family, minimising symptoms of any illness, supporting the body’s capacity to heal, and balancing the body so that illness is less likely to occur in the future.
A naturopath employs a range of non-invasive techniques and these include (but are not limited to):
- nutrition and dietary advice. A poor diet stops the body from functioning well and a build-up of toxins can lead to a range of illnesses. Whole, fresh and unprocessed foods are recommended
- herbal medicine – herbs can support the body
- homeopathy – homeopathic treatments are used to stimulate the body
- hydrotherapy (water therapy). For instance, the use of hot and cold compresses might be used for certain conditions to influence the flow of blood and body heat
- physical therapies – such as massage, Bowen, acupressure, bio-puncture or mechanotherapy
- kinesiology and integrated bio-dynamics (IBD)
- counselling techniques – emotional problems and stress can interfere with the healing process. Counselling techniques can include stress management strategies and life coaching.