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.

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Very few schools offer accredited programs in homeopathology, so students should research this field very heavily before choosing a program. Degree programs in related fields, such as holistic health and naturopathy, can be found more easily.

Homeopathology Schools

Here's a list of schools with programs related to homeopathology:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition 2015-2016*
The American Medical College of Homeopathy Phoenix, Arizona 4-year, Private Doctorate $16,200**
Front Range Community College Westminster, Colorado 2-year, Public Associate, Certificate In-state $3,527
Out-of-state $13,244
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, Colorado 2-year, Public Associate, certificate In-state $3,429
Out-of-state $13,145
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan 4-year, Public Graduate Certificate In-state $12,727
Out-of-state $26,958
University of New Mexico - Taos Campus Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 2-year, Public Certificate In-state $1,872
Out-of-state $4,854
National University Portland, Oregon 4-year, Public Certificate, doctorate $19,799
Georgian Court University Lakewood, New Jersey 4-year, Private Master's $15,102

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics, **School Website

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School Selection Criteria

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.

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.

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.

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.

Before selecting a program relevant to homeopathology, students should verify accreditation status, the amount of networking opportunities in the area and options to extend the program.

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