When it comes to choosing between the best alternative medicine schools, the first step is to determine what type of credentials you want to come out of your program with.
There are many different alternative medicine degrees, depending on if you are interested in acupuncture, nutrition, naturopathic medicine, or another holistic healthcare practice.
The first and most important factor to consider is what degrees the schools you are considering offer. Do you want to come out of your education with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine? Add in a second degree like Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Nutrition or Acupuncture? Determine exactly what degree is compatible with your interests and desired career trajectory and narrow down your options from there.
How to Choose Between Alternative Medicine Schools
When choosing the best alternative medicine school for you, it is important to consider the following factors and think about how each one fits into your life.
The first and most important factor to consider is what degrees the schools you are considering offer. Do you want to come out of your education with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine? A Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology? Determine exactly what degree is compatible with your interests and desired career trajectory and narrow down your options from there.
Look into the clinical opportunities available to students at the schools you are considering. What are the clinics and labs like on campus? Do they align with your research interests? Is there the opportunity to work in local clinics off campus? Keep in mind that the clinical experience that you gain during your education will be just as important as the academic experience.
Think about if you are willing to relocate for your education and, if so, how far you would be able to move. Do some research on the cities where the schools you are considering are located and think about whether you can see yourself living there. Take into account factors such as weather, cost of living, and opportunities available to other family members if you are relocating with a family.
The following is a basic summary of every
For more information on campus features, including laboratories, clinics, and research being conducted, visit each school’s individual website.
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