Practitioner Education

    The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is able to be presented with the highest quality of an allied health profession. This is a result of the intense and standardized education and accreditation that is required in order to become a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner. Below is an outline of the 13 month training process required in order to become a FertilityCare Practitioner.
Education Phase I
This is an 8 day immersion course. Following are some of the topics that are covered during this course:
  • History of Natural Means to Regulate Fertility
  • Anatomy of the Male and Female Reproductive System
  • Statistical Parameters of the Menstrual Cycle
  • Ovulation and the Hormones of the Menstrual Cycle
  • Breastfeeding
  • Biology of the Cervix and Cervical Mucus
  • Conception and the Beginning of Human Life
  • Artifical Methods of Contraception
  • Induced Abortion
  • Natural Means for the Regulation of Fertility
  • Use Effectiveness of Natural and Artificial Methods of Family Planning
  • Basic Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Infertility
  • Teaching Fertility Appreciation
  • The "Inner Soul" of Human Sexuality
  • How to Present an Introductory Session
  • How to Conduct a Follow-up Session
  • The Teaching and Follow-up Schedule
  • Basic Charting and the Use of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.
  • Basic Organization and Business Aspects
  • Introduction to NaProTECHNOLOGY
Supervised Practicum I
This is a 6 month supervised teaching experience at the student's home location to develop the skills of:
  • Presentation of the Introductory Session
  • Conducting Follow-up Sessions
  • Basic Case Management and Evaluation
Education Phase II
This is a 6 day immersion experience in order to obtain a more advanced understanding of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. Some of the topics covered are:
  • The Management of Infertility, Unusual Bleeding, and Chronic Discharges
  • Advanced Case Management of Charts
  • Pregnancy Evaluations
  • Advanced Behavioral and Moral Issues
  • Supplemental Protocols
  • Long Distance Follow-up
  • Advanced Business Aspects
Supervised Practicum II
This is a 7 month advanced teaching experience at the student's home location it includes:
  • Faculty Supervised Teaching Experience
  • On-site Visit by a Faculty Member in Order to Observe an Introductory Session and Follow-up Session and to do a Comprehensive Case Review
  • Developing Skills for Handling More Advanced Case Management
Final Certificate Examination
This is a 6 hour, professionally administered exam that tests the student's knowledge of and application of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.
If You are Interested in Becoming a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner