A system of healthcare that promotes both the prevention of disease and the return to health, but unlike most other formalized healthcare systems, it does not employ one specific therapy; rather it utilizes a wide variety of natural modalities. It emphasizes patient education, the giving of the patient personal responsibility for positive lifestyle changes, and the application of any number of alternative or non-allopathic modalities that best to fit each patient's needs for the return and maintenance of health.

The course is self-paced, and incorporates online video lectures by Dr. Joel Robbins, who founded the school, and authored the text. His down to earth teaching method is not just informative, but practical for application by the graduate once in practice.

The course text, authored by Dr. Robbins, from which the course is taught, must be comprehended by the student. Outside reading is assigned and book reports completed. Exams over the course material are administered throughout the course.

A choice of either a thesis or a project is also required by the student in order to qualify for the N.D. diploma granted by the College of Natural Health. A ‘project’ is an original work such as a booklet related to health, a comprehensive seminar, a short health course, etc. which would be applicable for benefit to the general public.


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Currently there are 21 states that license naturopaths. To be licensed in these state, one has to have graduated from a resident (not distance learning) 4-year, accredited naturopathic college, of which there are seven across North America. Such a license will grant the holder to do additional therapies that a non-licensed ND cannot, such as:

  • Physical Therapy: ultra sound, diathermy, traction, microwave, etc.
  • Laser Therapy
  • IV Therapy: administration of nutritional IVs and injections, chelation therapy, etc.
  • Oxygen Therapy: hyperbaric, ozone, ultraviolet blood therapy, ozone therapy, etc.

The College of Natural Health is not a four-year residence school, thus its graduates cannot obtain license to practice in the state that offer licensure, it does grant a legal, long-distance-learning ND diploma. The College of Natural Health, is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, which allows the graduate to a graduate to be licensed by the Pastoral Medical Association, which is not a state licensing board, but a national agency. As a result, a graduate of the College of Natural health can legally practice naturopathic health counseling, educating others and receive payment, which is provided for under the U.S. Constitution.


A graduate of the College of Natural Health holding a Doctor of Naturopathy degree can go into private practice, or be part of a professional health clinic/corporation. A graduate can give health lectures, seminars, and write articles for publication. While MDs, DOs, and chiropractors, under most state licenses can utilize the modalities employed by naturopaths, few have the training. As a result, the general public tends to view naturopathy as the primary providers of natural health.