Genesis School of Natural Health

Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy with 500-Hours Internship

Excellence starts with knowledge and Genesis School of Natural Health is committed to providing professional level natural health courses. Our accredited Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy course prepares you to safely guide your clients on a journey back to health and vitality. In addition to up-date books and manuals our students complete an internship that is student focused. Monthly meetings, hand-graded homework, dedicated discussion board monitored by an instructor, and more. 

Foundational to naturopathy and 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 naturopath, 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 to provide students with a professional level 4-year Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy program – a level of training that will prepare students to effectively serve their clients.  

Holistic Health Practitioner Program

Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy 4-Year Diploma Course

Students will complete 65.5 credit hours/1032 study hours plus 500 internship hours. Students must finish the course studies and final exam within 28 months. The internship portion of your studies will start after you complete the final exam. The internship requirements must be completed within 24 months + 6 weeks.

Your Instructors/Supervisors include Sharlene Peterson, the founder of Genesis, and Dr. Jeni Weis. Dr. Jeni Weis is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopathic Doctor specializing in functional nutrition, clinical botanical medicine, epigenetics, and autoimmune disease. Together they will ensure that each student receives a quality education. 

COURSE STUDIES: BOOKS/MANUALS/VIDEOS

INTERNSHIP: 500 HOURS / 24 MONTHS

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE – COMMITTED TO STUDENTS!

  • Students will have monthly meetings with an instructor
  • Students will have a discussion board specifically for the internship and instructor(s) will monitor and reply to students posting questions or comments.
  • Homework assignments will be read by and graded by an instructor
  • Students will be given up-to-date scientific information and relevant study lectures and homework

LECTURE DISCUSSION TOPICS

96 hours / 4 hours per month

Lectures will include case studies, diet changes, herbal remedies, and more!

  • The Full Client Assessment Intake
  • Diets and Nutrition Systems
  • Herbs, Homeopathics, Essential oils…
  • Detoxification
  • Children and Common Presentations
  • Signs on the Skin: acne, eczema, warts, psoriasis…
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Intestinal Permeability (leaky gut)
  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  • Mental Health: Anxiety, depression…
  • Heart disease

 

  • Pregnancy: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters.
  • Thyroid Diseases
  •  Autoimmunity
  • A Deeper Look: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • A Deeper Look: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s…
  • Cancer and Considerations
  • Pain and Inflammation: fibromyalgia, sciatica, sprains… 
  • Ehlers Danlos and Hypermobility
  • A Deeper Look: Microbiology (mycoplasmas, bacteria…) 
  • A Deeper Look: Lyme Disease & Co-Infections
  • Two Open Discussion A & Q Month

CASE STUDIES

Students will be given 4 specific case studies each month. [192 hours / 8 hours per month]

HOMEWORK

Full intake must be documented and herbs and nutrition and lifestyle factors must be listed. Students must also state why they were chosen as part of the protocol.

CLIENT PRACTICUM

Real life clients the student acquires. Family, friends, neighbors are all ok. [96 hours / 4 hours per month]

HOMEWORK

Students will complete 2 case studies with real clients (4 hours per month). Friends, family, referrals... we can help you find clients if needed.

PATHOLOGY

Two research assignments per month on given disease topics. [96 hours/4 hours per month]

HOMEWORK

Assignments will be 2 hours each and need to be typed and turned in every month. Include pictures of disease.

MODALITIES

One assignment will be give each month for 20 months. One hour per assignment. [20 hours / 1 hour per month]

HOMEWORK

Modalities include light therapy, reflexology, grounding, hot and cold water therapy....

Naturopathy graduates may apply for Board Certification with:

Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy: Tuition Information

Tuition: $7,225.00

Pay in Full and save 15%: $6,142.00

Payment Plan Option One: Tuition is $7,225.00 and the deposit is $1,525.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $5,700.00 will be $237.50 for 24 months.

Payment Plan Option Two: There will be 3 invoices. The first invoice will be for $3,825.00 and it requires a deposit of $825.00. Payments for the remaining balance of $3,000.00 will be $150.00 for 20 months. Invoice #2 will be $1,700.00 and must be paid in full before starting the first 250 hours of internship. Invoice #3 will be $1,700.00 and must be paid in full before starting the last 250 hours of internship.

Discounts: Military, Police & First Responders receive 15% off diploma programs. This discount applies to all who have served, are currently serving, and their spouse. Tuition is $6,142.00 and the deposit is $1,525.00. Payments for the remaining $4,617.00 balance will be $192.37 for 24 months. Contact us for the 3-invoice option similar to the payment plan option 2 offered above.

ALL STUDENTS: Students must finish the course studies and final exam within 28 months. The internship portion of your studies will start after you complete the final exam. The internship requirements must be completed within 24 months + 6 weeks.

"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!"

Traditional naturopaths 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. 

Foundational to naturopathy 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 traditional doctor of naturopathy, 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 to provide you with a holistic, professional level naturopathy course – a level of training that will prepare you to serve the public safely and effectively. 

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 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.
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