Are you a Rockwell Naturopath?

You may be getting asked that a lot if you go into the field of traditional naturopathy because people know we help produce and co-create the most talented traditional naturopaths and certified holistic health practitioners in the world.

A Heart-to-Heart on Traditional Naturopathy

A traditional naturopath is someone educated in alternative and complementary healing modalities, known collectively as holistic medicine or natural health.

Rockwell graduates assess the whole person, create long-term health solutions, and educate the masses on preventative care, helping heal the world one human at a time.

According to Bill Bailey, a traditional naturopath, "The practice of Traditional Naturopathy is recognized as a common occupation at the Federal level (U.S. Congress 1928, 1930, and 30 Federal Court rulings between 1958 and 1978) and as such it is a profession protected under the 14th and 9th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution."

Several states have also made this stipulation either by statute or in the courts —while other states, such as Tennessee and Texas have outlawed it.

In such cases, graduates of our TND program may alternately practice as a CHHP, or certified holistic health practitioner.

We do require prospective students to read the entire TND FAQ, as well as the general FAQ before applying to the TND or RTD program(s).

Additionally, please read the following articles before applying, as well.

Traditional Naturopathy vs. Licensed Naturopathy: Update 2020

Holistic Practitioner Rights 

An Independent PDF on Holistic Practitioner Rights

"Certified" vs. Traditional Naturopathy

Our programs comprise a total of eight interchangeable learning modules. For the TND program, students are required to complete modules 1, 2, 4, 7, and 8. You can find detailed module course work in the above menu under 'Modules'. 

Our Clinical Herbalism and Rockwell Tri-Doctorate Programs contain full coursework in aromatherapy, homeopathy, and iridology. Our iridology program is IIPA (International Iridology Practitioners Association) approved and meets member qualifying requirements of Iridology I & II. 

According to the World Health Organization's Benchmark for Training in Naturopathy (meaning traditional naturopathy), these alternative healthcare options dominate across the globe where conventional medical doctors are not widely available. 

We are proud to say that with the exception of clinical hours, Rockwell exceeds these academic standards. We also believe that students can get clinical hours caring for themselves and their family members. Please hover on the image to read the benchmarks yourself!

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Unlike most herbal medicine and natural health schools, Rockwell students have lifetime access to our programs and continuing education at no additional cost. This is helpful for individuals who seek professional board certification for holistic practitioners, which requires 10-20 yearly CEUs (continuing education units) for candidates to maintain their status. This means never having to pay for continuing education again.

Traditional Naturopathy

Think of TNDs & CHHPS as specialists who learn a wide variety of alternative therapies and healing modalities that go far beyond what most people can even imagine. Unlike herbalists who work almost exclusively within the realm of herbs and plant energetics, TNDs and CHHPs can offer their clients knowledge outside of herbalism and nutrition, like hydrotherapy and medical ozone. 


Clinical Herbalism, Botanical Medicine, & Plant Energetics

CHDs learn everything about plant medicine, as well as mycology which is the study of fungi, like medicinal mushrooms. Their knowledge is anchored in the world of greenery right outside our door. They know far more about herbal medicine than their naturopath and nutrition peers.


Advanced Holistic Nutrition

AHNDs focus almost exclusively on holistic nutrition and therapeutic diets. Their level of understanding of nutrition far exceeds that of the TNDs and the CHDs. Think of them as nutritional experts. Food as medicine is their specialty!



Are you ready to develop the skills you need to become an expert in your field?

Our programs help prepare the most in-demand, highly qualified holistic medicine practitioners of our class and type in the world!

Students want a school they can be proud of and a name they can trust. That name is Rockwell. How can you tell if Rockwell is right for you?

Do you absolutely love the quality of our programs? Do you appreciate an immediate response to any concerns? Do you want your voice to be heard and your opinion to matter? Does Rockwell resonate with your ideas of what a holistic medicine school should be?

These are the biggest deciding factors for students who choose Rockwell. If you still have questions, text, call, chat, or email us!

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