Diploma in Naturopathy


Course Overview


This course overview is important to read before you start your course as it explains how to complete your course and submit assignments.


Your tutor is there for any questions that you may have, so do ask if you are unsure of anything.


Course Outline

  • Train to be a Naturopath!
  • Fully accredited and insurable course
  • Professional tutor with over 10 years’ experience
  • Study from the comfort of your own home

Course Description

Naturopathy is the study of natural medicine. It is based on the premise that the body has an innate ability to heal and that symptoms can be treated with non-conventional, alternative therapies.

A Naturopath will therefore have knowledge and understanding of many different modalities, including:

  • Homeopathy
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology

Many people are now choosing alternative ways to treat their problems and Naturopathy is one of these. It is becoming an increasingly popular therapy with a shortage of practitioners. You will be in demand from day one with the knowledge you will gain from studying to be a Naturopath.

The Diploma in Naturopathy is a distance learning accredited course designed to fit around your current lifestyle. It is a must for all therapists and health professionals but is also available to beginners with a general interest in health and wellbeing.

The Diploma in Naturopathy will teach you to fully assess clients’ in order to seek appropriate treatment. Building health rather than fighting disease is what is important. You will learn how to use a range of complementary therapies, whilst encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their own health.

The Diploma in Naturopathy Includes:

The Role of a Naturopath
– Consultation
– Assessment
– Ethics and Safety

Anatomy and Physiology
– The Circulatory System
– The Digestive System
– The Endocrine System
– The Immune System
– The Lymphatic System
– The Muscular System
– The Respiratory System
– The Skeletal System

– Carbohydrates
– Fibre
– Protein
– Fats
– Vitamins
– Minerals
– A Healthy Diet
– Water

– An Introduction to Homeopathy
– The Law of Proving
– The Law of Potentisation
– Accidental Improving
– Administering Homeopathic Medicine
– Remedies for the Constitution
– The Twelve Cell Salts
– Bach Flower Remedies

Herbal Medicine
– Herbal Medicine
– Herbal Preparation
– Active Constituents

– Holistic Massage
– Deep Tissue Massage
– Indian Head Massage
– Thai Massage
– Meridians
– Acupressure Points
– Common Reactions
– Contraindications
– Aromatherapy
– Essential Oils
– Aromatherapy Massage
– Pregnancy
– Reflexology
– Mapping the Feet
– The Treatment

Common Conditions
– Alzheimer’s Disease
– Anxiety
– Arthritis
– Back Pain
– Candidiasis
– Diabetes
– Headache
– Insomnia
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Menopause
– Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

Setting up your Business
– A Place to Work
– Setting up a Clinic
– Equipment Needed
– Business Plan
– Paying Tax
– Insurance
– Keeping Records
– Professional Development Plan

Marketing your Business
– Identifying Different Client Groups
– Ways to Market your Business

Course Material

On the learning platform you will find all your course material. This includes the following:

  • Course Manual – this is your manual to work from throughout your course. Your assignments are also within the course manual.
  • Course Videos – excellent tool for visuals learners.
  • Supplementary Reading List – information to further your reading and understanding of the subject.
  • Study Guide – an easy to follow guide on how to complete your course.
  • Home Study Tips – a free booklet to guide you on the best ways to study from home.
  • Successful Business Guide – 100 ways to grow your business.

The course will be yours to start in your own time and remember if you have any questions your tutor can be contacted for help.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to learn a range of complementary therapies in order to help people resolves health issues. It is a beginners course where you will be able to advise clients in all areas covered throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

This online course will teach you:

The Role of a Naturopath

  • An introduction to Naturopathy.
  • To understand the role of a Naturopath and be aware of the five principles.
  • To have thorough knowledge of what to do before, during and after a client consultation.
  • To know what is involved in an assessment.
  • To know the importance of ethics and safety and are aware of red flags to treatment.

Anatomy and Physiology

  • An introduction to the basics of anatomy and
  • The anatomy of the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and lymphatic
  • The function of the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and lymphatic
  • The anatomy of the muscular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal and urinary system.
  • The function of the muscular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal and urinary system.


  • The importance of good
  • A basic understanding of the main food
  • To be aware of the functions of each food group within the
  • To be aware of the dietary sources of each food
  • To have knowledge of some of the health problems associated with each food
  • To understand what fibre is and the importance of it within the
  • To be aware of what constitutes a ‘healthy diet’.
  • To understand the importance of


  • An introduction to
  • An introduction to the law of
  • An introduction to the law of
  • To be aware of accidental
  • To be aware of the procedures for administering homeopathic
  • An introduction to some remedies for the
  • To be aware of the twelve cell
  • An introduction to Bach flower

Herbal Medicine

  • An introduction to herbal medicine.
  • An introduction to the basics of herbal
  • An introduction to the basics of active


  • An introduction to massage.
  • To understand the benefits of Holistic, Deep Tissue, Indian Head and Thai
  • To be aware of meridian energy lines and acupressure
  • To understand the common reactions to massage and the importance of informing your
  • To be aware of the contraindications to


  • An introduction to
  • To have an insight into essential oils and their
  • To know the basics of Aromatherapy
  • To be aware of the precautions of massage during pregnancy and the essential oils that are safe to


  • An introduction to reflexology.
  • To understand how the feet are mapped to different areas of the
  • To know how a reflexology treatment is carried

Common Conditions

  • The basics of some common
  • To be aware of the symptoms of some common
  • To be aware of the root causes of some common
  • To have an overview of possible naturopathic treatments for some common conditions.


Setting up your Business

  • To have thought about where you will set up your business.
  • To recognise that you will need certain equipment and have considered how you will obtain this equipment.
  • To know the importance of a business plan and how to write one.
  • To have thought about business operations, accounting and the importance of keeping records.
  • To have created your own professional development plan.

Marketing your Business

  • To recognise the different client groups you may work with. You are also aware of the specialisations within this field.
  • To have thought about how to market your business.

How the Course Works

The Diploma in Naturopathy will allow you to study at your own pace in your own home. You can start it in your own time and complete what you can when you have the time. You will have a year to finish the course and even if you don’t finish it in that time, arrangements can be made.

Throughout the course there will be some useful exercises, these are not compulsory but will aid you in your learning process.


There are 12 modules to complete and each of these will include an assignment. When you have completed an assignment, you will simply e-mail it to your tutor and wait for feedback. You will receive detailed feedback within 5 working days from a fully qualified Naturopath and tutor. Remember if you come across any problems or anything you don’t understand, your tutor will be there to help you every step of the way.

Certificate on Completion


Once you have completed all assignments, you will be awarded with a certificate. Your certificate will be sent in the post within 10 working days of completing your course.


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