Twenty years of teaching natural therapies

This year marks the 20th anniversary of College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM ) being established in Ireland. Today, CNM is Ireland and the UK’s leading training provider in a range of natural therapies. CNM diploma courses range from nutrition to herbal medicine, acupuncture, natural chef, and more.

What makes CNM unique is its naturopathic approach to health, combining evidence-based research with traditional wisdom to help the body regain balance and achieve health. Teaching is based on a number of naturopathic principles, including:

The body has innate healing energies that are stimulated if given the right conditions.

Rather than simply suppressing symptoms, root causes of illness should be addressed in order to prevent symptoms from recurring.

Each person is a unique combination of physical, mental, genetic, environmental, and emotional drivers, and should be viewed holistically.

Prevention is always better than cure.

Naturopaths are not physicians. They are educators, guiding their clients towards taking better control of their own health.

CNM’s diploma course in naturopathic nutrition can be studied part time in Galway, Dublin, or Cork, allowing students to continue earning, or to manage family commitments, as they learn.

The course provides an in-depth understanding of the therapeutic powers of food. It teaches students how to help identify factors which can contribute to ill health. During hundreds of hours of clinical practice in addition to classroom based learning, advanced students put their knowledge into practise to create a personalised dietary and lifestyle plan for their clients.

CNM trains students to graduate with the skills and confidence they need to become successful naturopathic nutritional therapists. Eighty per cent of CNM graduates are practising, either on a self employed basis, or working in spas, gyms, and other health businesses. Other graduates use their nutritional skills in the media, or to open health food shops or work for food or supplement companies, for example. With increasing recognition of the impact of diet and lifestyle on our health, a CNM qualification offers an established route to a rewarding career helping oneself and others to better health.

Diploma courses in additional natural therapies are available at CNM in Dublin.

To find out more, attend a free open evening in Galway. Call 01 672 5036 or book online at


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