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The College of Naturopathic Medicine curriculum follows a sequential course of study in which students continuously build upon a deepening foundation of biomedical and clinical sciences. Concurrently, students are integrating naturopathic philosophy, principles, and therapeutics into their medical knowledge.

Students are admitted as a cohort and are expected to follow the curriculum as it is structured. At the completion of the program, students will have met the following requirements for graduation:

  • Demonstrated competency in the didactic and clinical portions of the program
  • Satisfactory completion of a thesis paper

The naturopathic program, including all graduation requirements, must be completed within seven (7) years of matriculation.

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NBM 511 Botanical Pharmacy Lab 0 1 0.5 18
NBS 511 Anatomy I 4 0 4 72
NBS 511L Anatomy Lab I 0 3 1.5 54
NBS 512 Histology 2 0 2 36
NBS 513 Embryology 1 0 1 18
NBS 514 Biochemistry I 2 0 2 36
NBS 515 Physiology I 3 0 3 54
NBS 529 Biomedical Integration Lab I 0 2 1 36
NCE 612 Introduction to Clinic 0.5 0 0.5 9
NCS 512 Emergency Medicine I 0 1 0.5 18
NPP 513 Medical Ethics 0.5 0 0.5 9
NPP 512 Philosophy & History of Nat Med I 2.5 0 2.5 45
NPS 501 Counseling Skills I 1 1 1.5 36
Total 16.5 8 20.5 441

SEMESTER II

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NBM 521 Phytopharmacognosy 1.5 0 1.5 27
NBS 521 Anatomy II 4 0 4 72
NBS 521L Anatomy Lab II 0 3 1.5 54
NBS 522 Public Health I 1 1 1.5 36
NBS 524 Biochemistry II 2 0 2 36
NBS 525 Physiology II 3 0 3 54
NBS 526 Neuroscience 2 0 2 36
NBS 527 Microbiology I 1.5 0 1.5 27
NBS 530 Biomedical Integration Lab II 0 2 1 36
NPM 522 Living Anatomy: Palpation Lab 0 1.5 0.75 27
NPM 523 Hydrotherapy 1 1.5 1.75 45
NPS 511 Physician Self-Care 0 1 0.5 18
NRS 511 Research 2 0 2 36
Total 18 10 23 504

YEAR 2

SEMESTER III

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NBM 611 Botanical Medicine I 2 0 2 36
NBS 523 Public Health II 2 0 2 36
NBS 528 Microbiology II 1.5 0 1.5 27
NCE 631 Clinic Practicum I 0 1 0.5 18
NCS 611 Intro to Pathology 3 2 4 90
NCS 612 Clinical, Physical and Lab Diag. I 6 0 6 108
NCS 612L Physical Examination Lab I 0 2 1 36
NCS 613L Laboratory Diagnosis Lab I 0 1 0.5 18
NCS 616 Immunology 2 0 2 36
NCS 617 Medical Genetics 1 0 1 18
NCS 619 Intro to Diagnostic Imaging 2 0 2 36
NNT 611 Nutrition I 2 0 2 36
NPM 621 Orthopedic Assessment 1 1 1.5 36
NTCM 511 TCM I 2 0 2 36
Total 24.5 7 28 567

 SEMESTER IV       

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NBM 621 Botanical Medicine II 2 0 2 36
NCE 641 Clinic Practicum II 0 1.5 0.75 27
NCS 621 Pathology and Dx Imaging 5.5 0 5.5 99
NCS 622 Clinical, Physical and Lab Diag. II 6 0 6 108
NCS 622L Physical Examination Lab II 0 2 1 36
NCS 623L Laboratory Diagnosis Lab II 0 1 0.5 18
NHM 621 Homeopathy I 2 0 2 36
NNT 621 Nutrition II 2 0 2 36
NPM 612 Physiological Therapeutics 1 0 1 18
NPM 612L Physiological Therapeutics Lab 0 2 1 36
NPP 621 Intro to Biochemical Individuality 1 0 1 18
NTCM 521 TCM II 2 0 2 36
Total 21.5 6.5 24.75 504

YEAR 3

SEMESTER V

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NCE 7XX* Clinic Education 0 12 6 200
NBM 711 Botanical Medicine III 1.5 0 1.5 27
NCS 714 Clinic Forum I 0 2 1 36
NHM 711 Homeopathy II 2 0 2 36
NNP 713 Gastroenterology 2 0 2 36
NNP 714 OB/Gynecology 3 0 3 54
NNT 711 Nutrition III 2 0 2 36
NPM 711 Naturopathic Manipulation I 1 3 2.5 72
NPS 711 Counseling Skills II 1 1 1.5 36
NRS 711 Thesis I 0.5 0 0.5 9
NTCM XXX TCM III 1 2 2 54
Total 14 20 24 596

 SEMESTER VI

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NCE 7XX * Clinic Education 0 12 6 204
NCS 721 Pharmacology I 2 0 2 36
NCS 723 Clinical Forum II 0 2 1 36
NCS 812 Environmental Medicine 1 0 1 18
NHM 721 Homeopathy III 2 0 2 36
NNP 721 Pediatrics 2 0 2 36
NNT 721 Nutrition IV 1.5 0 1.5 27
NNP 722 Cardiology 2 0 2 36
NNP 725L Gynecology Lab 0 1 0.5 18
NPM 721 Naturopathic Manipulation II 1 3 2.5 72
NPP 722 Philosophy of Nat Med II 1 0 1 18
NPS 621 Psychological Assessment 2 0 2 36
NRS 811 Thesis II 0.5 0 0.5 9
NTCM XXX TCM IV 1 2 2 54
Total 16 20 26 636

YEAR 3

SEMESTER VII

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NCE 8XX* Clinic Education 0 20 10 344
NCS 811 Pharmacology II 2 0 2 36
NNP 811 EENT 0.5 0.5 0.75 18
NNP 812 Endocrinology 2 0 2 36
NNP 814 Urology/Proctology 1 0 1 18
NNP 823 Oncology 1.5 0 1.5 27
NNP 825 Minor Office Procedures 1 1 1.5 36
NPM 821 Therapeutic Ex/Sports Medicine 2 0 2 36
NPP 711 Practice Management I 1 0 1 18
NPP 813 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 54
NRS 822 Thesis III 0.5 0 0.5 9
Total 14.5 21.5 25.25 632

SEMESTER VIII

NUMBER COURSE LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
NCE 8XX* Clinic Education 0 20 10 348
NCS 724 Emergency Medicine II 1 0 1 18
NNP 813 Neurology 1.5 0 1.5 27
NNP 821 Geriatrics 1 0 1 18
NNP 824 Dermatology 1.5 0 1.5 27
NNP 826 Rheumatology 1 0 1 18
NPP XXX Applied Medical Ethics 0.5 0 0.5 9
NPP 821 Jurisprudence 0.5 0 0.5 9
NPP 822 Practice Management II 2 0 2 36
NPS 713 Mind-Body Medicine 1 0 1 18
Total 10 20 20 528

 

Summary LECT LAB CREDITS SEM. HRS
Academic 135 49 159.5 3312
Clinical Education Direct Patient Contact 64 32 1096
  Grand Rounds 64
  Preceptorship 150
  Other Clinical training 52
GRAND TOTALS 4674