Our diploma and online course graduates qualify for membership to numerous professional bodies, carefully chosen for their respected position in the national and international natural and alternative medicine community.
School of Natural Medicine has been granted full board professional accreditation and graduates can obtain full professional membership to the professional bodies listed below. These organisations offer the many benefits of professional membership for practice within the UK or Internationally, providing graduates comply with any legislation related to where they work.
Our graduates have gone on to success in every field associated with Natural Medicine; creating their own schools, regulatory and accrediting bodies, health clinics and retreats, managing and creating high-end spas, creating their own businesses, such as herb, tea and herbal drink companies, natural skin and makeup companies, naturopathic equipment companies, teaching workshops and seminars, writing books, becoming herb growers, creating flower essence systems, researching medicinal herbs, hosting talk and radio shows, creating Herbariums for corporations, running integrative medicine clinics, and much more. Dream your reality and you can create it!
diploma course accreditation
The American Alternative Medical Association is a division of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification & Accreditation Board, which was established in 1990.
The AAMA’s national and international membership body is made up of health care doctors, including NDs, NMDs, DNs, DOs, DCs, PhDs, MDs, DDSs, AyDs, DDs, OMDs, and other alternative health care doctors.
The AAMA has granted School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation. Both traditional and non-traditional schools and colleges recognise the AAMA as an independent international accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions.
The AAMA can assist Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant, Quantum Botanicals Advanced, Master Herbalist, Naturopathy and Natural Physician graduates with many professional benefits, as well as providing international recognition of qualifications.
When you successfully complete our diploma course(s), you will be eligible to apply for Full Professional Membership to the AAMA and will be entitled to use the post-nominals MAAMA and AMP (Alternative Medical Practitioner).
certification & diploma course accreditation
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board was established in 1990 and is one of the longest standing and most respected accrediting body for practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and methodologies.
The AADP’s national and international membership body of over 21,000 is made up of MDs, NDs, DCs, OMDs, PhDs, RNs, Health Coaches, and other “drugless” practitioners.
“The AADP has granted the School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation and certification. "School of Natural Medicine UK's course curriculums fully meet our accreditation board’s educational requirements…Graduates of your school will be eligible to apply to be board certified Holistic Health Practitioners through the AADP.”
When you successfully complete our online and/or diploma course(s), you will be eligible to apply for Full Membership of AADP and will be entitled to use the post-nominals MAADP and HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner).
*This Organisation recommends School of Natural Medicine as the "Best Naturopathy School."
certification & diploma graduate professional membership
School of Natural Medicine UK has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA) and we hold full Training School Membership of The Complementary Medical Association.
When you successfully complete our course(s), you will be eligible to apply for Full Membership of The Complementary Medical Association and will be entitled to use the letters MCMA after your name. You can also join in The CMA’s Student Membership category once you are enrolled in one of our courses, and upgrade to Full MCMA Membership as soon as you graduate.
The Complementary Medical Association is the world’s largest and most highly respected professional membership association. The organisation has been established for over 25 years and they work closely with conventional medicine by sharing research and education to doctors about the natural healthcare field and why they should incorporate complementary medicine (as provided by qualified CMA Members) into their practices.
Furthermore, The CMA consistently liaises at governmental level to ensure your rights to practice. Over the last 25 years, The CMA has taken complementary medicine and natural healthcare from a cottage industry to the professional force that it is today. This ensures that the public has access to a Professional Register of highly qualified practitioners and outstanding training schools and that doctors and other healthcare professionals know that they can safely refer their patients to CMA Registered Practitioners.
Membership has huge benefits, including support with your practice development and exclusive, CMA Member’s low-cost insurance:
Practice growth and Practitioner development:
CMA President, Jayney Goddard’s regular online MasterClasses are aimed at helping you to thrive, personally and professionally in practice. Jayney has a deep personal commitment to helping practitioners be successful and over the last 25 years she has helped tens of thousands of CMA Members to grow and nurture their practices. Roberta MacMillan, CMA Vice-President of Membership, is a fantastic support to all Members and can always be relied upon to help and guide you with all practical aspects of your Membership.
CMA Membership also entitles you to apply for exceptionally low cost professional insurance through their special CMA Members-only arrangement with the insurers.
The American Herbalist Guild is a leading professional body for traditional and medical herbalism. Offering many benefits to members, including annual conferences, continuing education and a community of dedicated, highly skilled practitioners, this organisation is highly recommended.
Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Natural Physician graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership upon assessment of required case histories, and/or can apply to professional bodies in their own country.
diploma course accreditation
The British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association (BFVEA) is a friendly association that was established in 1998 to support and serve the best interests of all practitioners of flower and vibrational essence therapy as well as providing an information resource for the general public.
In 2013 BFVEA helped form the essence therapy lead body - The Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners (www.corep.net) - which now serves as the knowledge base for essence practice in the UK.
Quantum Botanicals, Quantum Botanicals Advanced and Natural Physician graduates are eligible for professional membership, with benefits including their superb annual gathering, Essence Magazine, a delightful and inspiring essence community and reduced practice insurance.
Iridology diploma course
The IIPA is the leading international professional association for Iridologists. Offering regular conferences and other member benefits, IIPA offers School of Natural Medicine UK's Master Iridologist, Master Herbalist, Naturopath, and Natural Physician graduates the opportunity to apply to become members and certified teachers. Graduate, Betty Sue O’Brian, acted as President of the IIPA until 2015!
Professional & board-accredited. Learn through individually mentored online study & in person, skills-based Immersion Training
Professional & board-accredited. Learn through individually mentored online study