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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sep
14
Mon
Naturopathic Prospective Student Day @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come gain an insider’s perspective of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine!

Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation, tour, class observation, and lunch with faculty members and current students.

To register, click the date that works best for you:

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

 

Sep
19
Sat
The Levels of Health – Seminar @ John J. Cox Student Center
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Levels of Health - Seminar

This course will be a concise introduction to the new model of health devised by Professor George Vithoulkas, namely The Levels of Health. This follows the publication of his latest book of the same name in 2010.

Approved for 12 hours of CEUs for NPs and Foundational Education towards CHC hours.

Featured Speaker (via video conference):

Other Presenters

  • Florence McPherson, ND., Professor of Homeopathy at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine Review of Classical Homeopathy
  • Andrew Ward, LCH, Dip.IACH, R.S.Hom, experienced classical homeopath practicing in London, long-term student of Prof Vithoulkas, teacher and head of E-Courses for IACH in UK

The concept of The Levels of Health will be presented. Within the context of the three levels of the human organism, the parameters of the model will be explained – 4 groups and 12 levels- that define the levels of health to which a patient belongs. This is done in order to gain a better insight into the patient’s disease state and therefore to reach a better understanding of the prognosis, before and during treatment. This classification helps us to understand the patient’s general condition and helps us to refine the prognosis and intelligently use any information to evaluate the remedy reaction and subsequent action needed. A proper evaluation of the case progression is essential and only possible with the correct knowledge. The rules and guidelines of this model are clearly presented and will enable the student to evaluate more successfully his/her case and therefore achieve a better outcome. Power point presentation mixed with case examples and one video case will be presented.

CEUs

  • 12 hours for the weekend

For context specific inquiries, please contact Florence McPherson directly: drflomcpherson@aol.com


Holiday Inn logo

Discounted rates available at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Mention the University when making your reservation and bring your email confirmation.


Schedule – The Levels of Health of George Vithoulkas

Featuring George Vithoulkas

SATURDAY

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: by Prof. Vithoulkas
  • Opening Address
  • Q&A

10 – 12 a.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND

  • Review of Classical Homeopathy

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.:  by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The hierarchy of the 3 planes and measure of health parameters
  • The 3 Planes of the Human Organism – Mental, Emotional and Physical
  • The Mental level (spiritual)  Clarity, coherence, creativity
  • The Emotional level (psychic)
  • The Physical (material)
  • The hierarchy of levels and relationship of the 3 planes (see PPT slides)
  • Direction of Cure and Measure of Health parameters

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt1

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt2

SUNDAY

9 – 10 a.m.: Group 1 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 1 (levels 1-3)
  • Parameters for these levels 

10 – 11 a.m.: Group 2 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 2 (levels 4-6)
  • Parameters for these levels

11am – 12 p.m.: Group 3 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples fro Group 3 (levels 7-9)
  • Parameters for these levels

12pm – 1 p.m.: Group 4 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 4 (levels 10-12)
  • Parameters for these levels

1pm – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Video Case – Narcolepsy
  • Pathology and case explanation and video (38 mins)
  • Follow-ups

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Narcolepsy pathology
  • Discussion of narcolepsy as a pathology, homeopathic treatment of this condition
  • Homeopathic materia medica of Nux-moscata and differential MM

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND and Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Summary and Questions
Sep
20
Sun
The Levels of Health – Seminar @ John J. Cox Student Center
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Levels of Health - Seminar

This course will be a concise introduction to the new model of health devised by Professor George Vithoulkas, namely The Levels of Health. This follows the publication of his latest book of the same name in 2010.

Approved for 12 hours of CEUs for NPs and Foundational Education towards CHC hours.

Featured Speaker (via video conference):

Other Presenters

  • Florence McPherson, ND., Professor of Homeopathy at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine Review of Classical Homeopathy
  • Andrew Ward, LCH, Dip.IACH, R.S.Hom, experienced classical homeopath practicing in London, long-term student of Prof Vithoulkas, teacher and head of E-Courses for IACH in UK

The concept of The Levels of Health will be presented. Within the context of the three levels of the human organism, the parameters of the model will be explained – 4 groups and 12 levels- that define the levels of health to which a patient belongs. This is done in order to gain a better insight into the patient’s disease state and therefore to reach a better understanding of the prognosis, before and during treatment. This classification helps us to understand the patient’s general condition and helps us to refine the prognosis and intelligently use any information to evaluate the remedy reaction and subsequent action needed. A proper evaluation of the case progression is essential and only possible with the correct knowledge. The rules and guidelines of this model are clearly presented and will enable the student to evaluate more successfully his/her case and therefore achieve a better outcome. Power point presentation mixed with case examples and one video case will be presented.

CEUs

  • 12 hours for the weekend

For context specific inquiries, please contact Florence McPherson directly: drflomcpherson@aol.com


Holiday Inn logo

Discounted rates available at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Mention the University when making your reservation and bring your email confirmation.


Schedule – The Levels of Health of George Vithoulkas

Featuring George Vithoulkas

SATURDAY

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: by Prof. Vithoulkas
  • Opening Address
  • Q&A

10 – 12 a.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND

  • Review of Classical Homeopathy

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.:  by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The hierarchy of the 3 planes and measure of health parameters
  • The 3 Planes of the Human Organism – Mental, Emotional and Physical
  • The Mental level (spiritual)  Clarity, coherence, creativity
  • The Emotional level (psychic)
  • The Physical (material)
  • The hierarchy of levels and relationship of the 3 planes (see PPT slides)
  • Direction of Cure and Measure of Health parameters

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt1

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt2

SUNDAY

9 – 10 a.m.: Group 1 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 1 (levels 1-3)
  • Parameters for these levels 

10 – 11 a.m.: Group 2 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 2 (levels 4-6)
  • Parameters for these levels

11am – 12 p.m.: Group 3 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples fro Group 3 (levels 7-9)
  • Parameters for these levels

12pm – 1 p.m.: Group 4 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 4 (levels 10-12)
  • Parameters for these levels

1pm – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Video Case – Narcolepsy
  • Pathology and case explanation and video (38 mins)
  • Follow-ups

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Narcolepsy pathology
  • Discussion of narcolepsy as a pathology, homeopathic treatment of this condition
  • Homeopathic materia medica of Nux-moscata and differential MM

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND and Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Summary and Questions
Oct
8
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Register here!

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Heath Sciences
  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs
Oct
9
Fri
Welcome Back Weekend 2015 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm

Oct 09th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct 10th 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Oct 11th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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!

Registration

$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

More information:

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