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.
14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, Washington 98028-4966
National University of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter St., Portland,
Bastry University – California Campus
4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard
San Diego, California 92121-1407
National University of Health
200 East Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85282
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 1E2
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Boucher Centre, 300-435 Columbia Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 5N8
Universidad Ana G. Mendez
Universidad del Turabo,
Gurabo, Puerto Rico