A total focus on patient care

Training of Naturopathic Physicians

A licensed naturopathic physician (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level, federally accredited naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the basic sciences as a medical doctor is (MD). Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners.

Naturopathic education places strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling.

A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care, general practice physician. Please see the AANMC’s Professional Competency Profile for more information.

AANMC Member Schools

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGES (AANMC)

The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) was established in February 2001 to propel and foster the naturopathic medical profession by actively supporting the academic efforts of accredited and recognized schools of naturopathic medicine. AANMC offers seven accredited naturopathic medical programs and seven campus locations in North America. Additional information on naturopathic schools can be found on the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges web site.
Bastyr University

Location

14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028-4966

Phone

(425) 823-1300

Website

http://www.bastyr.edu

National College of Natural Medicine

Location

049 SW Porter St., Portland,
OR 97201

Phone

(503) 552-1555

Website

http://ncnm.edu

Bastry University – California Campus

Location

4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard San Diego, California 92121-1407

Phone

(858) 246-9700

Website

http://www.bastyr.edu/california

National University of Health
Sciences

Location

200 East Roosevelt Road Lombard, IL 60148

Phone

(630) 629-2000

Website

http://www.nuhs.edu

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Location

2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85282

Phone

(480) 858-9100

Website

http://www.scnm.edu/

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Location

1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1E2

Phone

(416) 498-1255

Website

http://www.ccnm.edu

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

Location

Boucher Centre, 300-435 Columbia Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 5N8

Phone

604-777-9981

Website

http://www.binm.org

Federally Accredited Medical Education Institutions

Federally Accredited Medical Education Institutions