Strengths

Consider National University for its distinct advantages and be well-prepared for the career that awaits you.

Integrative Learning

Students learn in the classroom with students in other health programs, as well as treat patients collaboratively within an integrative clinic. National University's focus on collaborative learning encourages students to become colleagues rather than competitors. This better prepares them for future careers in today's integrated health care. Additionally, NUHS students can expand their career credentials through enrolling in dual degree programs.

Naturopathic Philosophy

Small photo of Louise Edwards in video The Naturopathic program at National University emphasizes the teaching and application of the principles of Naturopathic philosophy and clinical theory, not simply Naturopathic therapies.

We train students to focus on whole health healing and to treat the individual rather than the disease. This includes looking for underlying imbalances and supporting the natural healing process through holistic treatments.

Basic Science Curriculum 

At National University, the rigorous basic science coursework provides a foundation for applying the biomedical sciences and becoming a well-versed diagnostician.

Clinical theory courses, early in the curriculum, aid students in applying the basic science knowledge they are acquiring to the understanding of the root causes of disease, and symptoms. A great example is our Basic Science Applications: Determinants of Health.

Homeopathy Instructors

Our homeopathy instructors offer some of the best instruction in homeopathy that you will find in North America. They combine their dedication to teaching homeopathy according to its basic principles along with a vast clinical experience, and a total commitment to mentoring students. In addition, you can choose a specialty rotation in homeopathic medicine during your clinical internship.

Campus Location and Facilities

National University is conveniently located 15 miles from the city of Chicago with easy access by car or Metra train. Students come from across the country and internationally, creating a diverse student body.

In our Hydrotherapy suite, students treat patients using the therapeutic benefits of water. Our fully stocked herbal dispensary carries a wide variety of homeopathic remedies, botanical medicines, tinctures and herbs. ND students also experience botanical herb cultivation in the NUHS Botanical Garden.

Students are taught in modern classrooms utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as SMART boards. Our gross anatomy laboratory housing over 40 human cadavers, allows you to learn by hands-on dissection rather than prosection or virtual instruction. In addition to hands-on dissection, NUHS offers The Anatomage Table, today's most technologically advanced digital visualization system for anatomy education. Active learning continues in our  Training and Assessment Center where you will work with "standardized patients" to develop your clinical and communication skills. Learn more about our facilities ยป