Practitioner & Instructor Education Program

  • Become part of a new approach to women’s health care and family planning by joining the FertilityCare team.
  • Help women and couples to know more about their bodies and their health.
  • Feel good about the work you do!
  • Build families, one couple at a time!
  • Support women as they choose to learn an ethical, effective, evidenced based system.

Upcoming Session Dates

Educational Phase I:  May 6 – 13, 2017 Calgary, Alberta

Educational Phase II: November 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Education Phase I: TBD Fall 2017 – Toronto, ON

Pre-apply for the Practitioner & Instructor Educational Program
The Practitioner Education Program equips registrants with the skills to prepare couples or individuals to deliver Creighton Model FertilityCare System services of the highest quality and to provide a vehicle for certification by the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals (www.AAFCP.org).

The program is a 13 month course of study incorporating classroom instruction and supervised teaching experience.

The program welcomes applications from those with strong motivation and commitment to the very highest quality educational services in Natural Fertility Regulation and FertilityCare. Those eligible are:

  • Registered nurses with current licenses
  • Allied Health Professionals with BA or BS degree in:
    • Health or Basic Sciences
    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Education
    • Other non-health fields on individual basis
  • Associate Degree/Diploma such as:
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Human Services Practitioner
    • Equivalent of two years college study

Further criteria requires applicant to practice a Natural System of Family Planning or, if celibate, monitor their fertility and be a philosophical acceptor of Natural Systems of Family Planning . This program recognizes that human sexuality is a function of the whole person and not just a function of its parts. It further recognizes the scriptural notation that we are “created in the image and likeness of God” and that such a philosophical principle ultimately dictates the approach to the human person who will come under the care of the Creighton Model FertilityCare Professional.

An eight day total immersion course covering:

  • History of Natural Fertility Regulation
  • Anatomy of Male & Female Reproductive System
  • The Menstrual Cycle, Statistical parameters
  • Anovulation and oligoovulation
  • The Physiology of the Cervix
  • The Beginnings of Human Life
  • The Physiology of Breastfeeding
  • Menopause
  • The Natural Methods of Fertility Regulation
  • Investigation and Care of the Infertile Couple
  • Teaching Fertility Appreciation
  • Methods of Artificial Contraception
  • Induced Abortion
  • Use Effectiveness of Natural and Artificial Methods of Family Planning
  • Psycho-dynamics of Natural Fertility Regulation
  • Philosophical Attitudes on Family life, Family Planning and Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Human Sexuality, Married Love and NFP
  • The Importance of Standardized Teaching
  • How to Conduct an Introductory Session, Follow-up & Pregnancy Evaluation
  • Forms for Record Keeping and Standardized Teaching • Business Aspects of NFP
  • Case Management Approach to Problem solving
  • An Introduction to NaProTechnology
A six-month faculty supervised teaching experience at the student’s home location to develop basic skills of:

  • Presentation of Introductory Session
  • Conduct and Techniques of Follow-up
  • Basic Case Management & Evaluation
A six day course of advanced study consisting of lecture, group discussion and hands-on problem solving of advanced aspects of teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. Topics include:

  • Management of Infertility, Chronic Discharges, Unusual Bleeding and PMS
  • NaProTechnology
  • Advanced Behavioral Issues
  • Principles and Conduct of Pregnancy Evaluation
  • Advanced Case Management, etc.
  • Advanced Business Aspects
Seven months in duration, this faculty supervised teaching experience includes the onsite visitation to observe conduct of Introductory Session, Follow-up and Comprehensive Case Review.
All students are required to take a criterion referenced professionally administered final examination which is proctored at the student’s home location.

Please Note: Any Practitioner or Center must become an affiliate or be a participant in an affiliated program of FertilityCare Centers of America to order CREIGHTON MODEL teaching materials for client instruction.

This program has received accreditation by the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals. It provides students the educational background to become eligible for certification by the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals.

The terms NaProTechnology (Natural Procreative Technology) & FertilityCare are trademarks of the Creighton Model.