Fellowship candidates must possess a minimum qualification of an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy from an accredited school or university.
Preferably they will possess or be working towards a higher degree in naturopathy or a related health science area.
Candidature is available to be conferred by the ANPA committee after 10 years of full membership with the ANPA. This conferment of fellowship status after 10 years of membership is dependent upon the candidate demonstrating a significant contribution to the Naturopathic profession, Naturopathic research, Education, The ANPA association, its committee and its function.
The fellowship candidate must have an impeccable record of conduct with no activities that could bring the ANPA into disrepute.
The fellowship candidate agrees to participate in ANPA’s mentorship and education programs.
Fellowship is offered automatically to full members who have practiced continually for 15 years and have been a full member of the ANPA for at least 10 years. This is contingent upon the above additional requirements being met.
Anne Digby – ANPA Fellowship Member
I joined ANPA as a student naturopath in the early 1990s and was impressed by their support, level of inclusion and friendliness whenever I contacted them. Throughout the years ANPA has effectively lobbied for the advancement of the profession and been excellent advocates for naturopaths. This led me to apply for Fellowship membership of ANPA to be a part of the organisation and community that will shape to future of the profession in Australia.
My career has led me to working full time in the field of natural women’s health, especially fertility and endometriosis. After 11 years I studied midwifery and combined naturopathy and midwifery in practice. I have previously worked as a Consultant Naturopath at Monash Medical Centre and now spend the majority of my time teaching the next generation of naturopaths and nutritionists. ANPA is an important part of the future for me.