Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
National University offers a comprehensive classical curriculum in traditional naturopathic medicine while preparing you to become a first-contact, primary-care doctor. You’ll be uniquely prepared for the real world of health care today through learning in our integrative medicine environment. You’ll graduate with the skill and confidence you need to not only practice, but to succeed and excel as a naturopathic physician.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. It is dedicated to nature’s healing powers and is distinguished by principles that underlie and determine its practice. Learn more about Naturopathic Medicine and it’s treatments. (Link to a separate page for more deatils on types of treatments and modalities.)
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The NUHS Advantage
Become a Naturopathic Doctor in 10 Trimesters
You can complete the program in three years and four months. National University’s innovative curriculum trains you to think like a physician with a comprehensive base in human biology, anatomy and extensive hands-on training.
Unparalleled Career Preparation
NUHS offers full-fledge year-long naturopathic clinical internship opportunities. Gain experience in high quality naturopathic care at our on-campus clinic and learn how to collaborate with professionals from other medical specialties.
As a naturopathic physician student, you will study the same basic sciences as an MD. However, you will learn holistic and natural approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness.
Naturopathic Medicine Licensure
To practice as a naturopathic physician in the U.S. or Canada, students must pass the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX) conducted by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). They must also apply for licensure in the state or province in which they plan to practice. Students are responsible for familiarity with the state’s or province’s scope of practice and licensing and renewal requirements through their state, provincial or territorial licensing board.
The professional organization representing naturopathic physicians in the U.S. is the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). In Canada, the national association is the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).