Application Deadline Looming for FertilityCare Practitioner California Education Program

Spring 2024

California FertilityCare Education Program offered by: FertilityCare Services Limited Education Programs

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Deadline to apply: May 10, 2024
Submit application early to allow time for processing and preparation.

St. Anthony Retreat Center
43816 Sierra Drive
Three Rivers, California
Fresno Region

June 17-24, 2024

December 9-14, 2024

Application fee: $50 Practitioner Tuition: $4,990
Tuition Includes 13-month program: Education Phases I & II, Supervised Practicums I & II, final certification exam fees, required textbooks and up to $25 shipping/taxes (any fees exceeding that amount will be billed to the student.) On-Site Visit supervision costs are not covered by tuition; these are payable by the student directly to the supervisor.

St. Anthony Retreat Center – Lodging & meals estimated – prices subject to change:
EPI: $165.00 per night Private occupancy $130.00 per person per night Double occupancy
EPII $165.00 per night Private occupancy $130.00 per person per night Double occupancy


Course Summary

The 13 month educational program to become a Practitioner is a professional program developed according to the basic educational principles utilized in allied health courses. The program is divided into two education phases (EPI & EPII). In addition, there are two supervised practica. During the second supervised practicum, an On-Site Visit is conducted by a faculty supervisor, for whom the student is responsible for costs of lodging and round trip transportation. The two education phases are designed to be total immersion learning experiences in order to receive an appropriate foundation of fundamental theoretical knowledge, preparing the student to undertake the clinical component of the course, which is the actual teaching of the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare System. The clinical phases of the course occur during the supervised practica at the student’s home location. During the entire year, the student will be working under the direct supervision of a FertilityCare Educator or Supervisor.


EDUCATION PHASE I June 17-24, 2024

An eight-day total immersion course covering:

  • History of Natural Family Planning
  • Anatomy of Male & Female Reproductive System
  • Menstrual Cycle: Statistical Parameters
  • Anovulation and Oligoovulation
  • Physiology of the Cervix
  • Beginnings of Human Life
  • Physiology of Breastfeeding and Menopause
  • Natural Methods of Family Planning
  • Investigation and Care of the Infertile Couple
  • Teaching Fertility Appreciation
  • Methods of Artificial Contraception
  • Physical and Psychological Aspects of Induced Abortion
  • Use Effectiveness of Natural and Artificial Methods of Family Planning
  • Psychodynamics of Natural Family Planning
  • Philosophical Attitudes on Family Life, Family Planning and Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Human Sexuality, Married Love and Fertility
  • Importance of Standardized Teaching
  • Conducting an Introductory Session
  • Conducting Follow-ups
  • Forms for Record Keeping and Standardized Teaching
  • Business Aspects of Fertility Care Providers
  • Case Management Approach to Problem Solving
  • Introduction to NaProTechnology



Margaret P. Howard, MAM, CFCE
Robert Chasuk, MD, CFCMC
Mary Kotob, MD, CFCMC



Margaret Howard


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