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

Contact the Pope Paul VI Institute Education Department