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Additional information

body or mind

both

Field

Supplementary/Alternative

Boss or Team

Own Boss

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Neither

Study Length

Shorter Study

Environment

Alone

Natural Remedy Consultant

Natural Medicine consultants use traditional or alternative techniques to diagnose and treat patients or clients. These can be for relaxation or health purposes. 

Required Qualifications

To be a Natural remedy consultant in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate / NC(v) Entry requirements differ depending on the educational institution.)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Science in Complementary Medicine)

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • NSC/NC(v)

Recommended subjects include:

Length of Study: 

Natural remedy consultants in South Africa typically stud for 5 Years. (Postgraduate studies also available)

Employment Opportunities

Once qualified, you can register to open your own practice with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA). You can also register with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) to obtain a practice number.

You will always need to treat your patients within your specific discipline and according to the guidelines, ethics and legalities outlined by the AHPCSA and the Department of Health.

Further Information:

Related University Degrees

University of the Western Cape – School of Natural Medicine:
https://www.uwc.ac.za/study/all-areas-of-study/schools/school-of-natural-medicine/programmes

University of Johannesburg – Department of Complementary Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences:
https://www.uj.ac.za/faculties/health/Homoeopathy/Pages/About-Us.aspx

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