A graduate certificate or diploma (the terms are used interchangeably in North America) in naturopathy medicine and alternative medicine denotes specialization in a sub-field or discipline of naturopathy gained through intensive graduate-level study. As such, it supplements an already established area of expertise (in naturopathy medicine or not related to the field) and adds value to a previously earned Bachelor's or graduate degree. Delivered in various formats from residential to online, graduate certificates in naturopathy and alternative medicine comprise 4 - 6 courses (typically 12 - 18 credit hours) taken in a prescribed sequence at the graduate level.
The concurrent graduate certificate or diploma in naturopathy and alternative medicine allows students currently enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral degree program in the field to pursue an in-depth exploration of one aspect of their field. For example, a student working towards a Master's in Naturopathy Medicine may take the Graduate Certificate in Graduate Certificate in Chinese Herbs to augment their expertise.
The stand-alone, direct-entry graduate certificate/diploma program in naturopath and alternative medicine provides an opportunity for graduate-level study of theory and research to students who are not interested in pursuing a full graduate degree. This could include professionals with a Bachelor's degree working in the field or anyone who does not have the time or interest in a traditional graduate program in naturopathy and alternative medicine. hen too, some students who take the stand-alone certificate already have a graduate degree and use their certificate to augment a particular area of interest.
A selection, but not inclusive list, of graduate certificates/diplomas in naturopathy medicine and alternative medicine includes
Graduate Certificate in Naturopathic Medicine (Generalist)
Graduate Certificate in Alternative Healthcare
Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy
Graduate Certificate in Asian Religions and Healing
Graduate Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness
Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching
Graduate Certificate in Herbal Medicine
Graduate Certificate in Holistic Healthcare
Graduate Certificate in Holistic Nutrition
Graduate Certificate in Transformative Leadership
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