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Becoming a Naturopath means that you’ll help treat illnesses and practice preventive medicine without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. Naturopaths treat their patients with a variety of other complementary therapies that include nutrition, herbalism and other natural remedies to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Naturopaths use a wide range of treatments on their patients which can include:
You will need a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine (BSc Complementary Medicine) degree offered by the University of the Western Cape or a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Complementary Medicine( BHSc CM) from the University of Johannesburg.
Entry requirements differ per institution but recommended/ generally required school subjects for National Senior Certificate include:
(Postgraduate and further studies available)
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.
The Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa:
Department of Health:
University of the Western Cape – School of Natural Medicine:
University of Johannesburg – Department of Complementary Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences: