Curriculum and Program Requirements

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
  • A passing score on all sections of Part I of the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX I).

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

 

Semester I

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Phytopharmacognosy 1.5 0 27 1.5
Anatomy I 4 3 126 5.5
Histology 2 2 72 3
Embryology 1 0 18 1
Biochemistry I 2 1 54 2.5
Physiology I 3 2 90 4
Microbiology I 2 0.5 45 2.25
Intro to Patient Care 0.5 0 9 0.5
Oriental Medicine I 2 0 36 2
Oriental Medicine II 2 0 36 2
Philosophy of Nat Med I 1 0 18 1
Research I 1 0 18 1
Total 26.25

 

Semester II

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Botanical Pharmacy Lab 0 2 36 1
Anatomy II 4 3 126 5.5
Microbiology II 2 0.5 45 2.25
Biochemistry II 2 1 54 2.5
Physiology II 3 2 90 4
Neuroscience 2 0 36 2
Clinic Entry 0.5 0 9 0.5
Public Health/Epidemiology I 1.5 0 27 1.5
Living Anatomy: Palpation 0 1.5 27 0.75
Hydrotherapy 1 1.5 45 1.75
History of Naturopathic Medicine 2 0 36 2
Physician Heal Thyself 1 0.5 27 1.25
Research II 1 0 18 1
Total 26

 

Summer

Fieldwork I 0 3 115 1.5

 

Semester III

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Botanical Medicine I 2 0 36 2
Clinical Practicum 0 1 16 0
Pathology I 3 2 90 4
Clinical Diag. I 5 0 90 5
Physical Examination Lab I 0 2 36 1
Laboratory Diagnosis I 2 0 36 2
Laboratory Diagnosis Lab I 0 1 18 0.5
Public Health/Epidemiology II 1.5 0 27 1.5
Immunology 2 0 36 2
Medical Genetics 1 0 18 1
Diagnostic Imaging I 2 0 36 2
Nutrition I 2 0 36 2
Orthopedic Assessment 1 1 45 1.5
Counseling Skills I 1 1 36 1.5
Total 26

 

Semester IV

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Botanical Medicine II 2 0 36 2
Clinical Practicum 0 1 16 0
Pathology II 3 2 90 4
Clinical Diag. II 5 0 90 5
Physical Examination Lab II 0 2 36 1
Laboratory Diagnosis II 2 0 36 2
Laboratory Diagnosis Lab II 0 1 18 0.5
Diagnostic Imaging II 2 0 36 2
Homeopathy I 2 0 36 2
Nutrition II 2 0 36 2
Physiological Therapeutics 1 2 54 2
Intro to Biochemical Individuality 1 0 18 1
Psychological Assessment 2 0 36 2
Total 25.5

 

Summer

Summer Clinic 0 2 68 1
Fieldwork II 0 3 115 1.5

 

Semester V

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Clinic Education I 0 8 136 4
Botanical Medicine III 2 0 36 2
Clinical Forum I 0 2 36 1
Environmental Medicine 1.5 0 27 1.5
Homeopathy II 2 0 36 2
Generative Medicine I 1 0 18 1
Gastroenterology 2 0 36 2
Gynecology LECT 2 0 36 2
Nutrition III 2 0 36 2
Naturopathic Manipulation I 2 4 108 4
Counseling Skills II 1 1 36 1.5
Thesis I 1 0 18 1
Total 24

 

Semester VI

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Clinic Education II 0 12 204 6
Pharmacology I 2 0 36 2
Clinical Forum II 0 2 36 1
Emergency Procedures 2 0 36 2
Homeopathy III 2 0 36 2
Pediatrics 2 0 36 2
Cardiology 2 0 36 2
GYN LAB 0 1 18 0.5
Nutrition IV 2 0 36 2
Naturopathic Manipulation II 2 4 108 4
Philosophy of Nat Med II 1 0 18 1
Total 24.5

 

Summer

Summer Clinic 0 2 68 1

 

Semester VII

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Clinic Education III 0 20 320 10
Pharmacology II 2 0 36 2
Homeopathy IV 2 0 36 2
EENT 1 0.5 27 1.25
Endocrinology 2 0 36 2
Neurology 1.5 0 27 1.5
Urology/Proctology 1 0 18 1
Obstetrics 2 0 36 2
Therapeutic Exercise/Sports Med 2 0 36 2
Practice Management I 1.5 0 27 1.5
Thesis II 1 0 18 1
Total 26.25

 

Semester VIII

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Clinic Education IV 0 20 320 10
Geriatrics 1 0 18 1
Oncology 1.5 0 27 1.5
Dermatology 1.5 0 27 1.5
Minor Surgery 1 1 36 1.5
Rheumatology 1 0 18 1
Generative Medicine II 1 0 18 1
Jurisprudence/Ethics 1.5 0 27 1.5
Practice Management II 1.5 0 27 1.5
Mind-Body Medicine 2 0 36 2
Total 22.5

 

Summary

LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
Academic 146.00 50 3519 170
Clinical Education 0 72 1396 36
Grand Totals 146.00 122 4915 206
Electives LECT LAB SEM CREDIT
NCE821I IV Therapeutics 0.5 1 18 1