NATUROPATHIC EDUCATION
Naturopathic medical colleges are four-year postgraduate schools with admission requirements comparable to those of conventional medical schools. The degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine requires four years of graduate level study in the medical sciences including:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biochemistry
  • pathology
  • microbiology
  • immunology
  • pharmacology
  • laboratory diagnosis
  • clinical and physical diagnosis
  • cardiology
  • neurology
  • radiology
  • minor surgery
  • obstetrics
  • gynecology
  • pediatrics
  • dermatology
  • other clinical sciences

Throughout the four years, there is training in naturopathic therapeutics, including therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, and other therapies. Because the coursework in natural therapeutics is added to a standard medical curriculum, naturopathic doctors receive significantly more hours of classroom education than the graduates of many leading medical schools.

The following colleges offer a degree program in Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine Network is NOT affiliated with, or represent any of the schools listed in this section. Please contact the schools directly for more information on their programs, admission requirements, etc.

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