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Natural health is an eclectic self-care system of natural therapies
that builds and restores health and wellness by working with the
natural recuperative powers of the human body.
Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, Bachelor of Science in
Holistic Nutrition, Master of Science in Natural Health, Doctor of
Naturopathy for Chiropractors, Doctor of Naturopathy for Healthcare
Professionals, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (for medical doctors
only) Sports Nutrition, Natural health, Holistic nutrition,
Naturopathy, and herbology.
Health & Personal Fitness
Job Highlights for Health & Fitness Services
Health services is one of the largest industries in the country,
with more than 11 million jobs, including the self-employed.
About 13 percent of all wage and salary jobs created between 2000
and 2010 will be in health services.
Nine out of 20 occupations projected to grow the fastest are
concentrated in health services.
Most jobs require less than 4 years of college education.
Clayton College of Natural Health
Make a difference in people's lives. Become a natural health
Natural Health Practitioner
Here's to your health. More than 20,000 students and graduates have
chosen Clayton College of Natural Health (CCNH) to study holistic
nutrition, naturopathy, herbology and natural health. As the world's
leading college of natural health, CCNH will prepare you for a
rewarding career. The innovative Distance Education format will give
you the flexibility to study from home, at work or while you travel.
As an added benefit, CCNH costs far less than campus-based schools.
With over 20 accredited degree and certificate programs to choose
from, you can start earning your Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral
degree today. Learn more.
Natural healing involves moving from a state of non-health into
health using only natural means. Fasting to cleanse the body, using
massage therapy to ease aching muscles, and taking herbal formulas
to soothe an irritated throat are good examples. Homeopathy,
herbology, iridology, bioenergetic methods, and nutrition are
non-invasive methods of health practice which are designed to
stimulate and maintain the body's intrinsic self-healing processes.
Natural Health Programs
Are based on the principle that healing will occur naturally in the
human body if it is given what it truly needs, that is fresh air,
sunlight, proper diet, pure water, exercise and rest. Programs range
from the philosophy to the practical application of natural health
modalities. Several degree programs are tailored to provide the
necessary skills and knowledge to become a naturopath, a natural
health consultant or to integrate natural health methods into an
existing healthcare practice. Concentrations in herbology,
iridology, or nutrition and lifestyles may be added to your studies.
Students who enjoy the discovery, interpretation, and publication of
new findings, natural health trends, and other related topics of
interest may find these types of programs a perfect match.
Holistic Nutrition Program
Focuses on what, when and why we choose to ingest substances into,
or restrict substances from, our bodies; from vitamins and mineral
supplements to organic foods and pure water. Electives that focus on
practitioners' skills are available at the doctoral level for those
who wish to become nutrition consultants. Concentrations in
herbology, nutrition and lifestyles or iridology may be added to
Combining medical technology and the human touch, the health
services industry care around the clock, responding to the needs of
millions of people from newborns to the critically ill.
More than 469,000 establishments make up the health services
industry; all vary greatly in terms of size, staffing patterns, and
organizational structures. Two-thirds of all private health services
establishments are offices of physicians or dentists. Although
hospitals constitute less than 2 percent of all private health
services establishments, they employ nearly 40 percent of all
workers. When government hospitals are included, the proportion
rises to 45 percent of the workers in the industry.
The health services industry provided more than 11 million wage and
salary jobs in 2000. Almost one-half of all salaried health services
jobs were in hospitals; another one-third were in either nursing and
personal care facilities or offices of physicians including
osteopaths. About 91 percent of wage and salary jobs were in the
private sector; the remainder, in State and local government