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Membership helps support the Mission Statement of the World Naturopathic Federation

Naturopathic Education Committee

The Naturopathic Education Committee was founded in 2017 to support and promote global naturopathic education. This will be building on the work of the WNF Naturopathic Roots Committee, which initiated major advances in the understanding of naturopathic education worldwide:

  1. Identified the global educational basis for naturopathy with a survey to naturopathic educational institutions.
  2. Published the results in the Naturopathic Roots Report 2016.
  3. Published the White Paper on Naturopathic Philosophies, Principles and Theories in September 2017. This document provides the international naturopathic community detailed information on the naturopathic roots.

The goal of the Education Committee is to act as a platform that will enable naturopathic schools worldwide to share information, and to allow the WNF to collect and collate data on naturopathic institutional programmes in each country. The Committee may also establish other objectives that would be of benefit to WNF Educational Members and to the wider membership.

Committee members:

  • Chair:  David Casteleijn, Director NHAA (Australia) – Chair
  • Tina Hausser, Heilpraktiker, Naturopath (Spain) – WNF Executive
  • Dr. Jorge Neira Bravo, Naturopath (Chile) – WNF Executive
  • Bastyr (USA): Dr Arianna Staruch
  • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (Canada)  – Michael Schanz
  • CCNM (Canada) – Dr Nick De Groot
  • Endeavour (Australia) – Dr Amie Steel / Dr Melisa Rangitakatu / Dr Susan Arentz
  • Escuela de Naturopatía (Uruguay) – Isabel Yost
  • EUNAM Institute (Italy) – Tonella Doro
  • ISNAT (Belgium) – Myriam Francotte
  • La Féna (France) – Dominick Léaud-Zachoval
  • NUNM (USA) – Ryan Bradley
  • Philippus Thuban (Spain) – Lucia Fontao
  • SAEKA (Slovenia) – Erika Brajnik
  • Škola Klinické Naturopatie (Czech Republic) – Kate Boesenberg
  • Universidad del Turabo (Puerto Rico) – Dr. Frank Valentin Silva
  • Wellpark (NZ) Phillip Cottingham

The committee currently comprises all WNF educational members, however as these grow in number the committee will appoint representatives from each WNF region. Following the initial meeting on November 30, 2017 the Educational Committee has started to set up an area within the WNF website with downloadable resources for WNF educational members, and will start work on setting up a digital library of naturopathic educational material.