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Professional Organizations in the Integrative Health Space

These are professional organizations that I am personally familiar with and recommend to students.

National Association of Nutrition Professionals

The National Association of Nutrition Professionals is a non-profit business league of nutrition professionals originally founded in 1985 as the Society of Certified Nutritionists. The NANP represents holistically trained nutrition professionals. Their mission is to enhance the integrity of the holistic nutrition profession through self-governance, educational standards and a rigorous code of ethics. NANP also administrates a national certification designation available through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Exam. Click here to access the full website:

The American Herbalists Guild | American Herbalists Guild

The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism.Members at all levels receive:

ABMP - The leading massage therapy association in the U.S.

Student membership combines the protection of liability insurance, outstanding academic resources, business development tools, and the many benefits of belonging to an organization with 69,000+ members, all for the low membership fee of $65.
The Student Success Guide uses goal setting exercises, charts, graphic organizers, and personal assessments to help you learn the skills you'll need to achieve your academic goals.
The Massage Year Planner provides you with a tool to arrange your schedule, plan assignments, arrange study sessions, and organize your life. Throughout the colorful pages, study plans, tips for success, and positive affirmations keep the process of staying organized fun.
As part of membership, students have access to a variety of online study tools that promote active learning. Download graphic organizers for note-taking or use the anatomy and physiology flash cards for review before a test. Materials on how to write a research paper, links to massage research, as well as resume and cover letter samples will help you in more advanced stages of your training program.
ABMP members receive a wide variety of benefits. These include practice-building tools, offered through our print publications and online services. Web-based tools include a free e-mail account and a free website, as well as a discussion board to network with other students and professionals. Additional benefits include an ABMP members-only credit card and discounts on a variety of products, such as business cards, legal services, tax preparation services, and more.

Successful Business Handbook - Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals' (ABMP) Successful Business Handbook is designed to offer guidance in creating a financially healthy and ethically sound practice regardless of your level of experience.

Aromatherapy Registration Council

The Aromatherapy Registration Council was formed in 1999 to promote the advancement of aromatherapy research and practice. The council is a non-profit organization, unattached to any specific school or company to ensure an unbiased approach.