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Other names for Naturopath:

  • Natural Health Practitioner
  • Natural Health Therapist
  • Natural Therapist

What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopath uses natural therapies to treat health problems.

What does a Naturopath do?

  • meets and greets patients
  • asks relevant questions
  • takes blood samples
  • takes x-rays if necessary
  • tries to diagnose patient’s problems
  • recommends natural substances to treat problem
  • liaises with other healthcare professionals
  • keeps records

Are you … ?

  • interested in natural medicine techniques?
  • a person who loves nature?
  • health conscious?
  • a good listener?
  • observant?
  • a good communicator?

How do I become a Naturopath?

A Naturopath must be registered with the AHPCSA in order to practise and provide therapeutic services to the public.

Path 1

  • Complete your matric with mathematics and physical science

Path 2

  • Complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional & Complementary Health Sciences

Path 3

  • Bachelor of Complementary Medicine in Naturopathy
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Path 4

  • Register with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA)
  • Once you have done this, you may practice as a professional Naturopath.


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Ayurvedic Practitioner or Iridologist

Is becoming a Naturopath the right career choice for me?