Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary care practitioners at accredited naturopathic medical schools. Like conventional medical schools, these rigorous four-year doctoral programs provide a solid foundation in the basic medical sciences and in conventional diagnostic and treatment methods. Extensive coursework in naturopathic therapeutic approaches is combined with supervised, outpatient clinical training in comprehensive integrated health care. Naturopathic medical education is not available through online or correspondence courses. Learn more by browsing the sections below.
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education’s mission is quality assurance: serving the public by accrediting naturopathic medical education programs that voluntarily seek recognition that they meet or exceed CNME’s standards. Students and graduates of programs accredited or pre-accredited (candidacy) by CNME are eligible to apply for the naturopathic licensing examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE), and are generally eligible for state and provincial licensure in the US and Canada.
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
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.
Bastyr University: Kenmore, WA and San Diego, CA
National University of Health Science: Lombard, IL
National College of Natural Medicine: Portland, OR
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine: Tempe, AZ
University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine: Bridgeport, CT