Naturopathic FAQs

How many applications do you receive each year? How many students are admitted?
UBCNM receives traditionally receives about 150 applications for our fall intake. UBCNM admits approximately a 40 student cohort for our fall term which begins in the month of August.

What is the educational background of a successful applicant?
All UBCNM matriculants must complete a baccalaureate degree. Successful applicants are expected to have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater. This applies to both the overall GPA and the science based prerequisites. Academic majors vary widely, e.g.: Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Fine Arts, etc. Our program is a mix of students who have just completed their undergraduate degrees and those who are beginning a second career.

What is the cost/length of the ND program?
Visit Tuition and Financial Aid for full costs. The program is a minimum of four years at full-time status.  Students must complete the program in seven years.  Students will be in clinic during a portion of the summer and winter break at the conclusion of year two.

Why does the program run on a semester schedule?
Naturopathic Medical college curricula have become increasingly intense over the years. The 18-week semester allows greater retention of the material, which will become very important to the student when it comes time to take Board Examinations. Students use the free time in the summer to work and save money, vacation with family and friends, study for boards, or participate in research projects.

How much hands-on experience treating patients do ND students gain?
For at least the final two years of their medical program, students intern in clinical settings under the close supervision of licensed professionals.

Can anyone with an ND degree practice naturopathic medicine anywhere, or do they have to obtain licensure in their own state or province?
Graduates from naturopathic medical schools are eligible to practice in any province or state in which they meet the licensing or state requirements set forth by that province or state. In the states and provinces where naturopathic medicine is licensed, ND graduates are required to pass rigorous professional board exams in order to be licensed as primary care general practice physicians. Only graduates from CNME accredited naturopathic medical schools are eligible to sit for the professional board exams in licensed states and provinces.

What is the accreditation system for naturopathic medical programs and schools?
The U.S. Department of Education grants accreditation for naturopathic medical colleges and universities. The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) grants accreditation for naturopathic medicine programs within academic institutions.


Welcome Back Weekend 2015 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

Oct 09th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oct 10th 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Oct 11th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University of Bridgeport Campus

Come show your Purple Knight Pride! 

Alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and friends of UB are all invited to come to campus for Welcome Back Weekend 2015!  Reconnect with old friends and rediscover the University of Bridgeport by attending one of many great events throughout the weekend!


$20 for adults, $15 for students and children under 18, and free for students on a UB meal plan.

Your registration includes a free tee-shirt, continental breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday, and brunch at Marina Dining Hall on Sunday!  Also includes entry into events throughout the weekend (exceptions: UBCC Dinner, Athletics Hall of Fame, 5k). Pick up your shirt, lanyard, and more info at the Cox Student Center on Saturday and the Marina Dining Hall on Sunday.

Register Here for Welcome Back Weekend at UB

Schedule of Events – See below for details or Download PDF

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

All events, locations, and times subject to change.

Hotel and Travel

The University of Bridgeport has arranged discounted rates at local hotels for anyone attending Welcome Back Weekend:

  • Holiday Inn – 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport: $89 room rate will be offered until 9/25/15. Call (203) 334-1234 and ask for the Welcome Back Weekend UB room block or make a reservation online (discounted rate is applied automatically).
  • The Marriott – 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull: $119 room rate will be offered until 9/18/15. Call (203) 378-1400 and ask for the University of Bridgeport room block


On Saturday, October 10, the University of Bridgeport shuttle will be making stops between campus, the Bridgeport train station, and the Holiday Inn downtown between 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and adding in a stop at Murphy’s Law beginning at 5:30 p.m. All shuttle services will conclude at 11 p.m. that evening.

Local Restaurants

  • Amici Miei Café
    957 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    15% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 540-5360
  • Two Boots
    281 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    15% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 331-1377
  • Metric Bar and Grill
    39 Cannon St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    10% discount for party of 6 or more
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 576-6903
  • Barnum Publick House
    1020 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    10% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 690-1044
  • Testo’s Restaurant & Catering
    1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport, CT 0660
    10% off Oct 9/10 (closed Sundays)
    (203) 372-1627

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UBCC Luncheon – WBW 2015 @ Knights Field Tent
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UBCC Luncheon - WBW 2015 @ Knights Field Tent | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Join fellow UBCC alumni, as well as faculty and staff, for a mid-day luncheon.


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UBCC Lectures for CEUs – WBW 2015 @ Chiro 100
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBCC Lectures for CEUs - WBW 2015 @ Chiro 100 | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Earn continuing education credits during two lectures:

1 – 3 p.m.,  Drs. Tim Bertlesman and Brandon Steele: Exceptional Outcomes! Resolving 7 Hidden Musculoskeletal Problems that Delay Recovery

4 – 6 p.m., Dr. Tim Bertlesman: Ligament Laxity
More info to be announced.


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Academic Open Houses
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Academic Open Houses

Join us on campus for various Academic Open Houses during Welcome Back Weekend! Revisit your old classrooms or learn about a new department. Volunteers will be on site Saturday between 2-4 p.m. to answer questions and give tours at the following locations:

  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene: Health Sciences Building (4th fl), 60 Lafayette Street
  • Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD): Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue
  • Student Entrepreneur Center of the Trefz School of Business: 250 Myrtle Avenue

There will also be a full day of events at the College of Chiropractic and an Engineering Carnival from 1-4 p.m.

UBCC Facilities Tours – WBW 2015 @ College of Chiropractic
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
UBCC Facilities Tours - WBW 2015 @ College of Chiropractic | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Learn about all of the great changes and improvements to the UB Chiropractic facilities on these special afternoon tours.


Register Today to enjoy all the events during Welcome Back Weekend!