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Certified Natural Health Practitioner ProgramTM (CNHP)


The Certified Natural Health Practitioner Program is recognized for membership by registering bodies in both the United States and Canada.

CNHP is a federal Canadian designation with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners. Students who complete the School's requirements are recognized for registration.

In the United State all SCT programs are recognized for membership by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Note that many other self-regulating bodies recognize SCT courses and programs in Canada, the USA and the UK.

The CNHP program may be started at anytime by correspondence. We recommend beginning with Nutrition 101, followed by Anatomy & Physiology for Holistic Practitioners, then there is some flexibility with either going into Aromatherapy studies or Reflexology. The only components of the program that are not available by Correspondence are the massage module of aromatherapy and the classtime in Foot Reflexology. Hand Reflexology may replace Foot Reflexology, thereby only requiring a hands-on component in the massage module. Foot Reflexology is recognized by the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario for registration. While working on the reflexology and aromatherapy practical applications we recommend taking the Ethics course and finally completing your training with the Business course.

Hands-on training modules are arranged at various locations. Locations are added regularly, so check with your Instructor.

Classes may be paid for individually, however a 10% discount is available for payment in full. We recommend payment in full as it acts as a motivator to keep working on the program.

Course materials are available in downloadable PDF format as each course is completed. Text books for the course are mailed directly to you. Certificates are issued at completion of each course.

The complete program is designed to be taken part-time over a two year period. However, students have completed within eighteen months while working full-time and it is possible to complete sooner. After a two year time period students are able to apply for an extension of 6 months to complete.

All School of Complementary correspondence students are allocated a personal Instructor who they may contact by email, phone or skype. Students are encouraged to work with the Instructor to maximize their learning. Instructors evaluate assignments and give feedback, are available for discussion and will supply lectures based on specific course requirements to facilitate the learning process.

Graduates from the CNHP program may become self-employed in the holistic health and wellness field, are employed in Chiropractic and massage therapist offices, and find positions within the Spa Health industry, seniors residences, hospitals and hospices (depending on location and local legislation).

Course credits with other Schools and Organizations are recognized and accordingly time to complete and fees are adjusted. Contact SCT to see if your course is recognized. There are no pre-requisites for this program.

About the Program

600 hours of professional training at the School of Complementary Therapies in natural health care, complementary and alternate medicine leads to the designation Certified Natural Health Practitioner (C.N.H.P.) with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners. This program supplies the successful graduate with the right tools to begin or continue in a professional career in the growing field of complementary and alternate medicine (C.A.M.).

Each part of the program may be taken in separate modules to ease the learning process and the transition into the C.A.M. profession. Our team of highly accomplished professionals working in the field are supportive and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and bring far more than an intellectual approach to the materials.

You will learn about the body, mind, emotions and spiritual components in each level of the program. This dynamic course includes the Anatomy & Physiology, Traditional Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Foot Reflexology or Hand Reflexology, Holistic Health Care Business Basics, Ethics of Touch and Nutrition 101 information that will send you out into the world as a competent Certified Natural Health Practitioner (C.N.H.P.) ready to expand an existing practice or begin a new one.
CNHP may be taken in the classroom or by correspondence or by a combination of in-class and correspondence. The only parts of the program where it is mandatory to attend the classroom are:

1) Holistic Foot Reflexology
This is a hands-on experience and we either require you to take it with us or with an equivalent School/Association so that you have the appropriate feedback from the classroom. Previous qualifications may be applied. The student has the option to take Hand Reflexology instead of Foot Reflexology. Hand Reflexology is available in the classroom or by correspondence.

2) Holistic Aromatherapy Massage
This is a hands-on experience. The rest of the program may be taken by correspondence. You will need two weekends in the classroom with SCT or proof of a minimum of equivalent massage training with another School/Association or private instructor (subject to SCT approval). Previous qualifications may be applied.

The written Aromatherapy Examination and the CHNP final examination are either taken in the classroom or you may take them at a location you prefer with an approved proctor. Anyone may apply to the School to be a proctor.

Reflexology and Aromatherapy Massage practical examinations (hands-on) are taken with an approved instructor or a video tape of your examination may be submitted to SCT. All other examinations are at-home and submitted to SCT for marking.

You may take modules one at a time or take several at the same time. You set the pace. However we recommend completion within a two year time frame. You may of course complete in less than two years if you choose. After two years extensions may be applied for. (see Policies and Procedures for more information on extensions). SCT and instructors reserve the right to moderate the amount of theory taken by the student should they not be completing practical (hands-on) assignments. 
When you sign-up for the entire program there is a 10% reduction in costs or you may take and pay for each course individually, with no discount. You may sign-up on line or you may mail in yourcompleted registration with your cheques or money orders to SCT.

The program is approved for membership and designation by the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners (Canada), the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (Quebec, Canada), the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario (recognized throughout Canada, U.S. and some parts of Europe), the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (United States), and we are currently in the process of obtaining accreditation with a massage registration group in Alberta and a Naturopathic Association in the U.S. You are also qualified to write examinations with other Registration organizations throughout the world.

Certified Natural Health Practitioner Training programTM leads to the designation CNHP and registration with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners.

Curriculum: 600 hours

Traditional Holistic Aromatherapy program™ - Certification leads to the designation CAHT (Certified Aromatherapy Health Therapist) and registration with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners. Includes:certification in Anatomy and Physiology for Holistic Practitioners,certification in Traditional Holistic Aromatherapy and certification in Holistic Aromatherapy Massage.
Anatomy and Physiology for Holistic Health Practitioners
Holistic Foot Reflexology - Certification in Holistic Foot Reflexology leads to the designation RRPr (Registered Reflexology Practitioner) and registration with the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario.(or Hand Reflexology Program may replace Holistic Foot Reflexology. Note that Hand Reflexology does not lead to a separate designation)
Holistic Health Care Business Basics - Certification indicating successful completion of course in goal setting, building a successful practice, networking, and marketing based on the new paradigm marketing concepts, along with intro to bookkeeping, taxes and licensing.
Ethics of Touch
Introduction to Nutrition - Certification indicating successful completion of course introducing concepts of eating whole foods, making healthy choices and how to educate clients.

When you register and make one full payment for the complete Certified Natural Health Practitioner program, you receive a 10% reduction of the total fees $5,335 You pay $4,801.50 .

Examination Fee:
Each course has its own examination requirements to complete and are included in the course fees. Final examination for the C.N.H.P. designation has a seperate fee of $125 payable on the day of examination.

Admission Procedures:
Minimum 17 years old and a high school diploma or equivalent (mature student).

Pre-requisites: High school diploma or equivalent
Note: Courses successfully completed at other recognized teaching establishments may be considered as part of the requirements. Contact The School of Complementary Therapies with your information.

Register for each course individually and proceed at your own pace.

When you register for the complete program Certified Natural Health Practitioner and make one full payment you are entitled to a 10% reduction of the total fees. $5450 less $545 for a total payment of $4905 .

A completed application form with a $1000.00 non-refundable registration fee will reserve your place in class. Class size is limited and we recommend submitting applications early.

Certified Natural Health Practitioner™ (CNHP) program

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