Professional education of ‘licensed and unlicensed naturopath’.
License and regulation.
- Laws and purposes: power, strict control, authority.
What are the main points behind the ‘License’?
- Licensing increases the power of the government. It decreases the power and freedom of consumers and practitioners. Also, it may contribute to higher costs and poorer health of the public.
At a glance: Licensed versus unlicensed naturopath.
A licensed naturopathic physician.
- A licensed naturopathic physician or ND attends a four-year, graduate-level of an accredited naturopathic medical school; recognized by the U.S. department of education. He is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD and studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy. Student may go through 600 patient contacts through a minimum of 1,200 clinical training hours. A strong emphasis is given on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. Cost for 1 year study may reach $30,510.
What is the meaning of ‘Unlicensed’?
- An unlicensed naturopathic doctor or ND known as consultant or counselor may attend a four-year, graduate-level of a non-accredited naturopathic school; online or private. The school is recognized by licensed naturopath practitioners but not acknowledged by the U.S. department of education. Still, a person receives the same instruction such as basic sciences, and nontoxic approaches to therapy. A strong emphasis of its education is given on illness prevention and optimizing wellness. Cost for 4 years study may be as low as $25,000, depending of the school.