What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to healing that is based around the principles that the body can heal itself when given the right support. Naturopaths propose strategies to clients to help them restore the equilibrium in their bodies. Naturopaths assist people going through a wide range of problems such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive problems
  • Fertility problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Skin conditions

In Perth, naturopaths have a wide range of professional membership bodies that they can join:

  • Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA)
  • Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH)
  • National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
  • Complementary Medicine Association (CMA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

Should you study naturopathy?

Are you interested in natural medicine and therapy and want to learn more about how these two components can work together to improve an individual's wellbeing? If you answered yes, then naturopathy is the perfect course and career option for you. To succeed as a naturopath, you need to possess the following interpersonal skills:

  • Good listening skills are important when trying to get a holistic understanding of a client's problems, concerns and goals from the treatment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to be able to accurately determine the root cause of a patient's problems and the best treatment for them.
  • Clear and articulate verbal communication skills especially when going over the different treatment plans and addressing all possible questions that the client may have.

If this sounds like you, continue reading in order to learn more about your course and study options available for aspiring naturopaths in Perth.

What are the course and study options for naturopathy in Perth?

To become a certified naturopath in Perth you must complete either a Bachelor of Health Science or an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science majoring in Naturopathy. You will have the option to complete this either on-campus, online or through a blended learning delivery system.

These courses are taught by highly qualified naturopaths who have years of experience working in the naturopath industry. During these classes, you will learn about psychology, anatomy, nutrition, wellness and natural medicines. Additionally, you will most likely need to complete a work placement where you will be required to put into practice everything that you have learned in the classroom by working with real clients.

If you are ready to kickstart your career in naturopathy, this page will help you by providing a variety of different course providers in Perth. For further information regarding their payment plans, accreditations or course outline you can get in touch with them directly.

What happens after you complete your naturopathy course?

After graduating, you have many different options in terms of the workplace that you decide to work at. This includes a specialised naturopath clinical practice, a day spa, a retreat or a pharmacy.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to start your own private practice where you have greater control over your hours and management. If you decide to pursue this option, Natural Therapy Pages can help you increase your client base by letting you list either your face-to-face naturopathy services or online consultations through the online practitioner listing pages. Regardless of the option that you choose you will need to complete the Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

Finally, if you are interested in pursuing further education, you can complete a postgraduate degree such as a Master's in Health Science or a Doctor of Naturopathy. This will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the field of naturopathy and even the chance to do some additional research in the field of your choice.