Q. Why did you choose the course you're currently studying? I wanted to find a new direction in life and do something that I love for a living. Growing up I was fascinated by flowers and have always loved nature. When I had the opportunity in my life to go back to school I decided to do naturopathy as I already had a love of plants and wanted to learn more about their healing nature.Q. What is a standout element you've learnt so far that's really captured your attention and inspired further thought? How much our health relies on us having a healthy intestinal system and that so many diseases stem from an unhappy "gut".Q. What does your day-today schedule consist of? After school drop off for my daughter I'm either at the college or back at home doing either my online courses or studying and assignments for the face to face classes. Classes are only two or three days a week and finish in time for school pick up.Q. What has surprised you most, in terms of living to a schedule of classes and studying? That it works well for me and I can fit in family time as well as study time. When my daughter is at school I'm doing school work too and when she's doing her homework I'm doing mine.Q. In what way does the course bring you closer to your longterm goals? It will enable me to work for myself and do consults on my own time and work around my family.Q. Do you feel the course has widened your understanding of the field you want to work in, and the opportunities therein? Definitely. Being a naturopath doesn't mean that there is only one outcome as a practitioner at the end of the course. There are so many other opportunities and fields to branch into.Q. What have you discovered about yourself as a result of taking the course? I have found it easier to study and remember information as I am doing something I have an interest in. I work well under pressure.Q. When people considering the course ask for your feedback, what do you tell them? It is a very intense course. Not only do we have to know the how and why of plants as medicine but also for nutrition, human biology, pathology, pharmacology and a whole host of other subjects. It is an absolutely amazing course and I learn new things everyday.
I chose to study Naturopathy at Paramount College of Natural Medicine for a number of reasons. They offer an accredited Bachelor programme, which is highly regarded and has seen some of their students work overseas. They have smaller classes than other colleges and I felt this would assist my learning. I liked the flexibility of studying both online and face-to-face. The staff were approachable and answered all my queries. It just felt like I would be supported in my learning from early on.The college has exceeded my expectations in providing some of the most talented, professional and intelligent lecturers, tutors and mentors. I have been very fortunate to cross paths with these highly skilled teachers and practitioners in gaining an understanding of their depth-of-knowledge. They impart their real-life experiences in both a clinical and scientific perspective. Their guidance is invaluable, constructive and interesting. At times, the course can be challenging to say the least, but there is always support if needed. I have grown and learnt much throughout my time at PCNM. As a college, they are continually furthering their association with government accreditation so that their courses remain compliant and reputable. It’s only in hindsight and nearing the end of my studies that I see so much effort has come from many directions to make sure that we ultimately leave with enough clinical knowledge, experience and competence as future practitioners. It’s a big course, a lovely college and I’m glad I’ve taken this journey. And the bonus is that I’ve met some amazing peers and friends along the way.
I have a special place in my heart for the Paramount College of Natural Medicine, its lecturers, and the students that I studied along side. I was a Personal Trainer when I began my course and three very intense years later I was also a qualified Remedial Therapist and Naturopath. This college brought out the best in me, helped me grow as a enlightened being, and allowed me to reach potentials I didn't know existed.Upon completion of my courses, I gained immediate employment in a health centre and also a sports injury clinic, treating many patients. Within a year I was offered a FIFO position as a Wellness Coordinator on the world's largest oil & gas project where I'm currently earning a 6 figure salary specializing in health promotion.The health science degree I earned at Paramount empowered me with the ability of critical analysis and lead me to begin writing my first book about Natural Medicine: The No Bullshit Guide to Wellness.Studying at the Paramount College of Natural Medicine was challenging at times but it was the best decision I've made in my life - and it could be the best decision in your life too.