Scope of practice

This document describes the Scope of Practice for the Registered Naturopath and Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist. These professionals form an integral part of an individual’s healthcare team, and/or inter-professional teams in healthcare, research and development, education, and other practice environments. They provide services in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, healthcare, business and industry (retail, manufacturing, marketing), community and public health, education, wellness and fitness centres, private practice, communications, and research.


Qualified Naturopaths are trained in the use of: 

  • nutrition,  
  • dietary supplementation 
  • naturopathic medicines (combination medicines e.g. nutrients, herbal, homoeopathic)  
  • lifestyle counselling 

and may also be trained in the use of: 

  • herbal medicines,  
  • homoeopathic medicines,  
  • body therapies 
  • mind-body-energy practices e.g. meditation, mindfulness, Reiki. 

to promote well-being and healing.