Health Sciences - Naturopathy: University of Westminster

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Degree 
BSc (Hons)
Address
Health Sciences - Naturopathy: University of Westminster, Admissions and Marketing Office, Cavendish Campus, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW, London, United Kingdom
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Subject
Health Sciences and Human Body
Course Language(s) 
English
Course Beginning 
September
Duration 
3 years full time; 4 years full-time with Foundation; 5-6 years part-time
Scholarship and Grants 

http://www.wmin.ac.uk/page-12263

Telephone 
+44 (0)20 7911 5883
Fax 
+44 (0)20 7911 5079
E-mail 

cav-...@westminster.ac.uk

Website 
http://www.wmin.ac.uk/sih/page-0



Introduction

This innovative course is a response to the growing demand for a high quality theoretical, practical and clinical instruction in the art and practice of naturopathy. Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health, based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Using the healing power of nature and gentle therapeutic techniques, the body, mind and emotions are supported during the healing process. Naturopathic principles are based on the treatment of each person as an individual and the treatment of the whole person, not just the affected area.

The core naturopathic techniques include dietary and lifestyle advice, hydrotherapy, the use of compresses and packs, soft tissue manipulation, and psychotherapeutics such as Emotrance and flower essences.

The course is practice-orientated, providing the clinical experience needed to work with patients, but also encourages practitioner self-development and research mindedness. It is aimed at those seeking a career as a naturopath as well as practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge and skills in naturopathic approaches to integrated healthcare. Graduates will be eligible to apply to register as Naturopaths with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN).

Course Content

The course is structured to support your intellectual, professional and practical skills development. Much of this is achieved through the use of themes that run through the modules and across levels. So in addition to the specific knowledge and skills required in Naturopathy the course integrates clinical skills development, health sciences, personal and professional development and research skills. Your development as a scholar practitioner comes together in the University’s innovative Polyclinic where, under the guidance of experienced clinic tutors, your learning from the various aspects of the course is integrated.

The University of Westminster leads the way in many areas of complementary therapies training and education. As well as giving students the understanding and knowledge essential in professional healthcare, they also enable you to develop your practitioner skills under expert guidance at their innovative Polyclinic.

The part-time structure for their degree courses offers flexibility for those of you unable to study full-time. Part-time students attend the same modules as full-time students, and your individual programme will be developed in consultation with the course leader.

Associated Careers

Most graduates from our Complementary Therapies courses progress to become self-employed sole practitioners in private practice, but there are a range of other career opportunities including teaching, research consultancy, training providers, governmental and community healthcare provision, and creating retail outlets. The courses can also lead on to further study in areas such as medicine, physiotherapy and teaching, or postgraduate studies at Masters and PhD levels.

Entry Requirements

  • Qualification type Grade/points
  • A Levels CCD to include Biology at Grade C
  • International Baccalaureate 26 points to include a minimum of 5 in Biology at Higher Level
  • BTEC National Diploma/Certificate MMP/DM in Science
  • GCSE CC in double award Science
  • Equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience will also be considered

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