Master and Certification in Naturopathic Sciences

Maestría y Certificación en Ciencias Naturopáticas
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Description

Following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the legislation of Naturopathy in Puerto Rico and the goals and objectives of the university this program aims to prepare people with a solid training in naturopathy. This program provides a research-oriented professional, access to relevant technologies and the implementation of the different methods of assessment and therapeutic of the profession to prepare people to be license as Naturopaths that are capable to:

  • Educate and orient on the different aspects and modalities of naturopathy, techniques, lifestylel and natural therapies that are in harmony with this practice
  • Interact and participate with physicians and other health professionals in the interdisciplinary management of the health of the patient.
  • Prescribe and recommend naturopathic or integral eating habits and other natural products that do not require a medical-health prescription.
  • Practice therapeutic methods authorized by Act 211, 1997.

Outcomes

General Outcomes:

  1. To train professionals in the field of naturopathy that contribute with relevance to the scientific development of the public health arts and sciences, and a more productive and healthy society, capable to educate and orient on the different aspects and modalities of naturopathy, techniques, lifestyles and natural therapies that are in harmony with this practice and therapeutic methods
  2. Teach in new or unfamiliar environments of naturopathic sciences and interact and participate with physicians and other health professionals in the interdisciplinary management of the patient's health, reflecting on their own teaching and professional development and applying knowledge to prescribe and recommend natural or integral eating habits and other natural products that do not require a medical-health prescription using good judgment, making decisions and solving problems
  3. Provide tools of scientific research that will enable the student to use the methodological research processes in the field of naturopathic sciences.

Specific Outcomes:

  1. Collaborate in the pursuit of sustainable socio-health solutions that positively impact the greatest number of communities and individuals.
  2. Design and manage innovative health service offers that impact the life quality development in people.
  3. Revise and recommend modalities of the professional that are supported scientifically.
  4. Analyze, evaluate and apply different natural health therapies in different physiological and pathological situations.
  5. Revise, analyze and apply knowledge of the practice skills to develop knowledge in evaluation y therapeutic methods characteristic of the profession in harmony with the regulations
  6. Analyze and discuss theoretical and practical aspects through workshops, seminars, symposiums, practices, etc.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and design higher education scientific research.

Target Audience

The master's degree is aimed at people with bachelor's degrees in Health Sciences who wish to deepen their knowledge in Naturopathy, as well as professionals holding other degrees that due to their professional practice wish to develop knowledge in the field of naturopathic medicine.

The certification is aimed to people who do not have a bachelor’s degree, and that want to acquire knowledge in Naturopathy.1

 


1. Does not apply to Puerto Rico.

Duration

The maximum time to complete the program is 48 months. The credit structure of the Master and Certification in Naturopathic Sciences is:

General Education: 36 credits

Core Courses: 18 credits

Required: 25 credits

Electives: 15 credits

Structure

MASTER AND CERTIFICATION1 IN NATUROPATHIC SCIENCES (94 CREDITS)
  CODE SUBJECT PRE-REQUISITES CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
GENERAL EDUCATION BLOCK 0: PREPARATORY MODULE
SN259 Anatomy and Humana Physiology N/A 6 90
SN260 Organic Chemistry N/A 6 90
BLOCK 1: INTRODUCTORY MODULE
FP092 Scientific Research Methodology N/A 3 45
SN085 History of Biological-Naturist Medicine N/A 3 45
SN086 Biological Vision of Organic Dysfunction N/A 3 45
SN017 Nutritional Bio-Chemistry N/A 3 45
SN018 Evaluation of the Nutritional State N/A 3 45
SN101 Acupuncture, Homeopathic and Naturism Constitutional Types N/A 3 45
SN087 Naturist Diet and Dietary Sensibility N/A 3 45
SN136 Electro-acupuncture of Voll and Bio-resonance N/A 3 45
CORE COURSES BLOCK 2: OBLIGATED MODULE2
MN012 Nutrition in common Diseases N/A 3 45
SN094 Anti-aging Therapies, Free Radicals and Anti-aging N/A 3 45
SN096 Orthomolecular Therapy and trace elements N/A 3 45
SN099 Colon Hydrotherapy N/A 3 45
SN011 Phytotherapy N/A 3 45
SN088 Aromatherapy N/A 3 45
MTC001 Basic Theory (Part I) N/A 3 45
MTC002 Basic Theory (Part II) N/A 3 45
MTC003 Diagnostic N/A 3 45
MTC007 Syndromes N/A 3 45
MTC008 MTC Therapeutic N/A 3 45
MTC009 Auricular-therapy N/A 3 45
ELECTIVES BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: ACUPUNCTURE 3
MTC010 Meridians and points (part I) N/A 3 45
MTC011 Meridians and points (part II) N/A 3 45
MTC012 Acupuncture Techniques N/A 3 45
MTC013 Acupuncture – Internal Medicine N/A 3 45
MTC014 Acupuncture – Specialties N/A 3 45
BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: TRADITIONAL CHINESS PHYTOTHERAPY
MTC016 Pharmacopeia 1 N/A 3 45
MTC017 Pharmacopeia 2 N/A 3 45
MTC018 Prescription N/A 3 45
MTC019 Phytotherapy treatment (MI) N/A 3 45
MTC020 Dietetic in Traditional Chinese Medicine N/A 3 45
BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: HOMEOPATHIES
MN005 Homeopathic Basic and Principles N/A 3 45
MN006 Homeopathic Method Application N/A 3 45
MN007 Medical Homeopathic Material N/A 3 45
MN016 Therapeutic Homeopathic in Severe Diseases N/A 3 45
MN017 Therapeutic Homeopathic in Chronic Diseases N/A 3 45
BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: BIOLOGICAL-NATURIST METHODS
SN098 Kousmine Method N/A 3 45
SN102 Homeopathic and Homotoxicology N/A 3 45
SN103 Sophrology N/A 3 45
SN105 Spagyria N/A 3 45
SN097 Neural-therapy and Neurofocality N/A 3 45
BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: NATUROPATHIC METHODS
MN014 Naturopathic Evaluation Methods N/A 3 45
MN015 Massage, Reflexology and Kinesiology N/A 3 45
SN091 Heliotherapies, Thalassotherapy, Aerotherapy and Mud Therapy N/A 3 45
SN090 Ozone-therapy N/A 3 45
MN013 Iridology and Sclerology N/A 3 45
BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: NATURAL METHODS
SN104 Bach Flowers N/A 3 45
MN018 Schüssler Salts N/A 3 45
SN100 Hydrology, Mining-medicine Waters and Balneotherapy N/A 3 45
SN093 Pulsed Magnetic Wave and Hyperthermia N/A 3 45
SN089 Biologic-Naturist Therapies of Common Diseases N/A 3 45
REQUIRED BLOCK 4: ON-SITE SUPERVISED PRACTICE 4
MN019 Supervised On-site Practice N/A 15 225
BLOCK 5: MASTER FINAL PROJECT 5
MN100 Master Final Project N/A 10 150
MTC025 Hospital Stage N/A
TOTAL 94 1410

1. Does not apply to students in Puerto Rico and is developed for students who do not have a baccalaureate.

2. The student will choose 6 courses (18 credits).

3. Acupuncture is not available for student in Puerto Rico.

4. The supervised On-site Practices are regulated in Puerto Rico.

5. The student will choose between the Master Final Project and the Hospital Stage

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Optative Modules

Maestría y Certificación en Ciencias Naturopáticas

Maestría y Certificación en Ciencias Naturopáticas

Maestría y Certificación en Ciencias Naturopáticas

Maestría y Certificación en Ciencias Naturopáticas

Maestría y Certificación en Ciencias Naturopáticas

Master and Certification in Naturopathic Sciences

Optative Modules

There are six optional modules of naturopathic sciences:

BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: ACUPUNCTURE
MTC010 Meridians and points (part I) N/A 3 45
MTC011 Meridians and points (part II) N/A 3 45
MTC012 Acupuncture Techniques N/A 3 45
MTC013 Acupuncture – Internal Medicine N/A 3 45
MTC014 Acupuncture – Specialties N/A 3 45

BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: TRADITIONAL CHINESS PHYTOTHERAPY
MTC016 Pharmacopeia 1 N/A 3 45
MTC017 Pharmacopeia 2 N/A 3 45
MTC018 Prescription N/A 3 45
MTC019 Phytotherapy treatment (MI) N/A 3 45
MTC020 Dietetic in Traditional Chinese Medicine N/A 3 45

BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: HOMEOPATHIES
MN005 Bases and Homeopathic Principles N/A 3 45
MN006 Homeopathic Method Application N/A 3 45
MN007 Medical Homeopathic Material N/A 3 45
MN016 Therapeutic Homeopathic in Severe Diseases N/A 3 45
MN017 Therapeutic Homeopathic in Chronic Diseases N/A 3 45

BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: BIOLOGICAL-NATURIST METHODS
SN098 Kousmine Method N/A 3 45
SN102 Homeopathic and Homotoxicology N/A 3 45
SN103 Sofrologia N/A 3 45
SN105 Spagyria N/A 3 45
SN097 Neural-therapy and Neurofocality N/A 3 45

BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: NATUROPATHIC METHODS
MN014 Naturopathic Evaluation Methods N/A 3 45
MN015 Massage, Reflexology and Kinesiology N/A 3 45
SN091 Heliotherapies, Thalassotherapy, Aerotherapy and Medicinal clay N/A 3 45
SN090 Ozone-therapy N/A 3 45
MN013 Iridology and Sclerology N/A 3 45

BLOCK 3: OPTIONAL MODULE: NATURAL METHODS
SN104 Bach Flowers N/A 3 45
MN018 Schüssler Salts N/A 3 45
SN100 Hydrology, Mining-medicine Waters and Balneotherapy N/A 3 45
SN093 Pulsed Magnetic Wave and Hyperthermia N/A 3 45
SN089 Biologic-Naturist Therapies of Common Diseases N/A 3 45

3. Acupuncture is not available for student in Puerto Rico.

Degree

Upon completion of the subjects and the Master Thesis/Certification Final Work, and after satisfying any other academic, administrative and economic requirement indicated by the university, the student will be granted an academic degree in:

MASTER IN NATUROPATHIC SCIENCES

CERTIFICATION IN NATUROPATHIC SCIENCES