Established in 1956 under the name National College of Naturopathic Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is the oldest programmatically accredited naturopathic medical educational institution in North America. During its first four decades of existence, the university had one primary objective: education leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. In the 1990s, the university began a period of rapid growth and change, leading to an expansion in the university mission to include the training of classical Chinese medicine practitioners. In 2006, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, NUNM announced a change in name from National College of Naturopathic Medicine to National College of Natural Medicine, honoring the shift from a single to a multiple purpose institution. In 2016, NUNM announce a change to university status and a new name: National University of Natural Medicine.
Campus Acreage, Buildings
The NUNM campus footprint includes 5.4 net acres excluding public rights–of–way. NUNM currently owns 4.3 acres (80 percent) within the footprint. The university campus consists of four buildings in close proximity to each other: the Academic Building, which houses academic classes and some support services; the Administration Building; the NUNM Health Centers, designed for delivery of naturopathic and acupuncture/Chinese medicine; Radelet Hall which houses a large classroom and conference rooms; and Helfgott Research Institute, located near the campus at 2220 SW 1st Avenue. NUNM also provides healthcare services at several off–campus clinic affiliation sites.
President and CEO: David J. Schleich, PhD
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National University of Natural Medicine is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The degree program in naturopathic medicine is programmatically accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a specialized accrediting agency and NUNM’s MSOM program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Learn more about NUNM accreditation and the accrediting organizations.