Homeopathology Schools: How to Choose a School

Homeopathic medicine can be studied as part of a naturopathic doctorate program. These programs are found at universities and colleges of natural medicine through their health sciences and naturopathic medicine divisions.

How to Choose a Homeopathy School

Very few schools offer accredited programs in homeopathology, so students should research this field very heavily before choosing a program. Other related fields, such as holistic health, offer a more diverse range of programs in schools across the country.

Here is a summary of important considerations for students looking at homeopathology programs:

  • Students should choose their naturopathic doctorate (N.D.) program from a school accredited by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC).
  • Some schools allow students to extend their studies for an extra year, reducing the numbers of required courses per semester.
  • Prospective students may want to consider attending a school in a region that allows the practice of naturopathic medicine, in order to have the opportunity to work with professionals and establish business relationships.

Program Overviews in Homeopathic Medicine

Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine

These rigorous 4- or 5-year programs follow an academic curriculum designed to train naturopathic physicians in the same sciences, and with the same intensity, that traditional medical schools would. Usually there is a classroom component and a section of fieldwork, in which aspiring naturopaths observe and work alongside licensed naturopathic physicians in a clinical setting. Common courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Medical ethics
  • Homeopathy
  • Mind-body relationship

Certification as a Homeopathic Practitioner

The Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) is an organization designed to create a unified vision for the future of homeopathic medicine, involving standardized education requirements. The CHC confers certification to candidates based upon an application, two-stage exam and interview. Clinical observation of a licensed practitioner for 250 hours is also a prerequisite for certification. Completed courses may vary, but usually include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • CPR

Once a practitioner is certified through the CHC, he may join the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH). NASH membership provides the practitioner access to a mentor program, a professional journal and updated materials on the latest science. Practitioners also receive information about legal issues concerning homeopathic medicine, as well as access to the legal defense fund via their NASH memberships.

10 Holistic Health Schools

College/University Institution Type
The American Medical College of Homeopathy 4-year, Private
Ashford University 4-year, Private
Front Range Community College 2-year, Private
Red Rocks Community College 2-year, Private
Western Michigan University 4-year, Public
University of New Mexico - Taos Campus 2-year, Public
National University 4-year, Public
Johnson State College 4-year, Public
John F. Kennedy University 4-year, Private
Georgian Court University 4-year, Private

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