This overview describes the Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine degree which is designed so that students with an existing Master’s degree can continue their education to a Doctorate in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine. The course has been accredited by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.

The Doctoral curriculum has been designed so that students can complete the degree in one year before moving seamlessly from the Masters direct to the Doctor of Naturopathy & Holistic Medicine.

In the one year that the Doctoral course lasts, the courses covered will include history and philosophy of Naturopathic medicine, Energy Medicine and Bioresonance, Spiritual Medicine & Therapies, Bach Flower Remedies, Naturopathic Nutrition, Clinical Naturopathic Therapeutic Modalities, Naturopathic Physical Assessment & Pathology, Physical Therapy/Massage, Professional practice and legal issues, Clinical practice and integration, Naturopathic Emergency Medicine, Research Methodology, Statistics, Doctoral Thesis.

The year is divided into 3 trimesters which allows you to fully assimilate the material, while working at your own pace. Each trimester is 12 weeks.

The Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine consists of 100 US Credits, which is the equivalent of 1,500 clock hours – a blended learning approach consisting of online video lectures, classroom and clinical practicums in naturopathic and holistic training centers around the world.

The degree is awarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA, who has accredited the curriculum which is internationally recognised.

Degree Application Form

Doctoral Curriculum

The Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine (D.N. HM) is designed to be completed in approximately 2-3 years, with a maximum of 4 years allowed – see Doctoral curriculum below.

Each year is divided into 3 Trimesters – with a total of 100 US Credits. Each trimester is 12 weeks.

The Doctorate is ideal for graduates having a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in an appropriate topic, or qualified medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths and nurses with a Master’s degree or similar qualifications wishing to embrace the concept of Holistic Medicine.

The Doctorate is awarded by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA.


DNHM8018 Research Methods and BioStatistics
Part 3 5
DNHM8020 Doctoral Thesis 10
DNHM8017 Naturopathic Oncology – Part 1 5
Total credits: 20 credits
DNHM8003 Nutritional Microscopy – Part 1 5
DNHM8004 Nutritional Microscopy – Part 2 5
DNHM8001 Naturopathic Gastroenterology – Pt 3 5
DNHM8002 Naturopathic Oncology – Part 2 5
20 credits
DNHM8007 Professional Practice & Legal Issues 2
DNHM8008 Naturopathic Endocrinology
Part 1 5
DNHM8009 Naturopathic Endocrinology
Part 2 5
DNHM8012 Naturopathic Treatments of
Autoimmune Diseases – Part 1 5
17 credits
DNHM8013 Naturopathic Treatments of
Autoimmune Diseases – Part 2 5
DNHM8014 Physical Therapy/Massage Part 1 5
DNHM8015 Physical Therapy/Massage Part 2 5
15 credits
DNHM8010 Naturopathic Treatments of
Osteoarthritis 4
DNHM8011 Naturopathic Treatments of
Fibroamyalgia 4
DNHM8016 Naturopathic Treatments of Microorganisms 4
12 credits
DNHM8005 Energy Medicine & Bioresonance
Part 1 5
DNHM8006 Energy Medicine & Bioresonance
Part 2 5
DNHM8020 Holistic Energy Psychology 6
Total credits: 16 credits
Continuation of Doctoral Thesis if required
Total credits: 100 credits

If you are interested in applying, click HERE and download the Application Form and send it back to us with your C.V or resume. We will assess your previous experiences and revert with an Enrolment Agreement detailing the courses you would be required to complete, and those that you would receive an exemption for.


United States Department of Education

The degree courses offered by the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine have received accreditation by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA, a prestigious university in California, USA, with a California and Florida Charter, Reg # 00020RAF040219CY.

The University of America is registered with the US. Department of Education/NCES and assigned the USDE federal recognition ID 475237.

All Degree certificates are awarded by the University of America.

In addition, we have been granted the status of Accredited Postsecondary Institution of IABSCU, USA (International Accrediting Bureau for Schools, Colleges and Universities, USA), Reg. # 00020RAF040219CY.

Government of Curacao

The  University of America  is licensed to operate by the Government of  Curacao (License no: OFS 0649/2019) and gazetted in the official  Curacao  Commercial  Register with no:150998 and is approved to award all academic degrees and titles by the Royal Charter granted to it by the Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science, Culture & Sports, Curacao  with Charter Zaaknr. 2019/38885.

The Accreditation Agency Curacao (AAC)

The University of America is a member of The Accreditation Agency Curacao (AAC).

The Accreditation Agency Curacao (AAC) is a regional and international Accrediting Agency of Higher Education officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Government of Curacao. AAC is a member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), affiliate of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the US. CHEA CIQG.

World Council and Register of Naturopaths, Osteopaths and Homeopaths

Students qualifying from the Da Vinci Institute with a degree issued by the School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America will receive a Worldwide recognition by being able to fully register in the worldwide database of the profession known as the World Council and Register of Naturopaths, Osteopaths and Homeopaths after attending the World Conference on Natural Medicine and Holistic Health in the US or Curacao and defending their thesis.

AccreditationSchool of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USASchool of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA





Why Become Accredited?

Diploma ImageAccreditation is a process which assures the potential students that an institution has clearly defined the appropriate objectives, and maintains conditions under which the students achievement can reasonably be expected. It encourages improvement through continuous self-evaluation and review. It fosters excellence through the development of principles and guidelines for assessing pedagogical effectiveness. There are a few points worth bearing in mind regarding accreditation:

1. Accreditation is a non-governmental peer-review process in which the integrity and good faith of an institution and its officers are essential.

2. The burden of proof in demonstrating compliance with standards rests with the institution, not with the Accrediting Commission. The institution must prove to the Accrediting Commission that it meets or exceeds the standards.

3. The Accrediting Commission considers information about an applicant institution from any source in reaching its conclusion.

4. Accreditation is by its nature a formal, but nonetheless, collegial process. It works best when there is a common agreement that the chief purpose for seeking accreditation is the identification of soundness, honesty and quality in the practice of distance education.

Accrediting Standards

Diploma Image1. The Member should be committed to the continuous professional development of academic and administrative staff, instructors and trainers.

2. The Member is financially responsible and can meet its obligations to learners. A Member’s financial resources should afford all enrolled learners a reasonable prospect of completing their studies.

3. The Member adopts widely accepted norms of good business and employment practice including (but not limited to):

3.1. Having a clear, fair and effective procedure for dealing with complaints.

3.2. Having a fair and effective policy on refunds, which is made clear to the learner prior to enrolment.

3.3 Not discriminating, directly or indirectly, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, or religious or political belief.

3.4 Having adequate premises and equipment to conduct its business.

4. All staff are suitable for the positions they hold, and possess appropriate qualifications and experience.

5. Learner support is of high quality. Where a Member employs more than one tutor, trainer, or instructor steps are taken to ensure that support is consistent throughout the provision.

Diploma Courses ImageSuch measures may include but are not necessarily limited to:-

5.1 The development of normative schemes for marking and assessment.

5.2 Guidance notes for instructors, trainers, and/or faculty.

5.3 Regular meetings of instructors, trainers and/or faculty.

5.4 Sharing information on good practice, problems and solutions.

5.5 Ongoing monitoring and review of tutors’/ instructors’/trainers’/faculty work, including random or systematic sampling of marking and comments.

5.6 An appraisal system for tutors/instructors/trainers/faculty.

5.7 Guidance for new academic / training staff in the special requirements of open, distance, and online learning.

5.8 Providing adequate administrative backup for academic / training and administrative staff.

5.9 Such other provisions as the provider deems appropriate.

6. Sufficient resources are available to ensure that every learner receives an adequate individual service

Right to Practice

Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine Degrees do not guarantee a graduate the right to practice in the field of natural health, health counselling and/or consultation, or to practice any form of medicine without approval in the country that they are practising in.

It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether their own country will approve the practice of natural medicine as all countries have their own regulations regarding this.

Having said this, it must also be said the the majority of countries in both the Western world and developing countries DO NOT have legislation regarding the practice of natural medicine, therefore legally allowing all to practice freely.

What is important is to belong to a recognised association in the country that you intend working in – our degree programs are designed with the

The Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine Degree programs expressly reserves the right to change without notice all information contained herein; including, but not limited to, the following: fees and tuition, policy and procedures, degrees offered, required coursework and course offerings, and/or degree/academic requirements.