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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science

Naturopathy via distance learning


Natural medicine believes that healing will prevail when the conditions for health exist. When traditional water therapies, herbs, physical medicine, and nutrition are properly utilized, the body's self-healing is facilitated. This program covers the mental, emotional, and spiritual connections to various disease states and how they are overcome. In addition to learning how to use various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with natural health science principles.


Academic Supervisor : Nuria Lorite Ayán
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"No matter what technology supports the education process, learning occurs only as a result of the active processing by our biological brain." William Martin, BIUCEO.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Natural Health Science via distance learning


Faculty of Natural Health Science



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Naturopathy via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 39 Academic credits - Naturopathy Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 39 Academic credits: Naturopathy Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601NAT - Human Anatomy & Physiology
602NAT - Physical Therapy
603NAT - Herbology & Phytotherapy
604NAT - Case Taking & Analysis
605NAT - Immunology
606NAT - Human Pathology
607NAT - Therapeutic Physiology
608NAT - Natural Medicine
609NAT - Health Practice Management
610NAT - Clinical Naturopathy
611NAT - Orthomolecular & Scientific Nutrition
612NAT - Nutrition Therapy
613NAT - Pharmacology & Toxicology
More info...


Bibliography: Naturopathy via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Natural Health Science.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Naturopathy:


AADP - American Association of Drugless Practitioners
AAIM - American Association of Integrative Medicine
AAMA - American Alternative Medical Association
AANP - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
ABCMT - American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology
ABMB - Associação Brasileira de Medicina Biomolecular
ABPM - The American Board of Preventive Medicine
ABRANA - Associação Brasileira de Naturologia
ABRATH - Associação Brasileira dos Terapeutas Holisticos
ACHM - American Council for Holistic Medicine
AHHA - American Holistic Health Association
AIM - Association for Integrative Medicine
AIMA - The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
AMESSI - Alternatives Médecines Évolutives Santé et Sciences Innovantes
AMF - Alternative Medicine Foundation
ANM - Association of Natural Medicines
ANMA - American Naturopathic Medical Association
ANMP - Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists
ANPA - Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association
ANT - Associação Nacional dos Terapeutas
APENB - Asociación Profesional Española de Naturopatía y Bioterapia
APNF - Association Professionnelle des Naturopathes Francophones
APNT - Association of Physical and Natural Therapists
APTHI - Associação Portuguesa de Terapeutas Holisticos Integrativos
APTN - COFENAT - Asociación de Profesionales y Autónomos de las Terapias Naturales
ASAT - American Society of Alternative Therapists
BCMA - The British Complementary Medicine Association
BSIM - British Society for Integrated Medicine
CAN - Colegio de Acupuntores y Naturopatas
CFCPMT - Conselho Federativo dos Colegios dos Profissionais da Medicina Tradicional
CMA - Complementary Medicine Association
CNHC - Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
CNHP - The National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals
COFEMEN - Conselho Federal de Medicina Naturopatica
CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas Holísticos
CPT - Council of Holistic Professional Therapists
FEMALT - Fundación Europea de Medicinas Alternativas
FENACO - Organización Colegial Naturopática
FENAHMAN - Fédération Française des Ecoles de Naturopathie
FENATE - Federação Nacional dos Terapeutas
FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists
HeSCA - Health Sciences Communications Association
IAHE - International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
IAHP - International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
IANHP - International Association of Natural Health Practitioners
IBCMT - International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology
IPHM - International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine
IPTI - Independent Professional Therapists International
ISCMR - International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
NACAMS - National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines
NAHP - The National Association for Health Professionals
NCCAM - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NHA - National Health Association (USA)
NNHSA - Nutrition and Natural Health Science Association
OMNES - Organisation des Médecines Naturelles et d'Education de Santé
SINTE - Sindicato dos Terapeutas Brasil
SINTE - Sociedade Internacional de Terapia
TENACAT - Federación de Asociaciones de Profesionales de Terapias Naturales
THENHF - The National Health Federation (UK)
UEN - Union Européenne de Naturopathie
WHF - World Naturopathic Federation
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Naturopathy

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Naturopathy


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Naturopathy. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Naturopathy to different Natural Health Science decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Naturopathy, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Natural Health Science

Naturopathy Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Naturopathy


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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