NUNM is Globally Recognized
Established in 1956, NUNM is the oldest and one of the most respected universities of natural medicine in the world. NUNM’s participation in international medical education and research is routinely solicited.
NUNM Graduates are in Demand
Vast numbers of U.S. healthcare consumers are seeking preventive, noninvasive and high-quality natural health care. NUNM graduates are among the best trained physicians in the world for the delivery of such care.
NUNM Attracts Outstanding Students
NUNM students are motivated high achievers who are taking steps to make the world a better place. They are passionate about contributing to the health and well-being of patients seeking healthcare assistance from knowledgeable, caring practitioners.
NUNM Programs are Expanding
NUNM currently offers
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Doctorate of Science in Oriental Medicine
- Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
- Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research
- Master of Science in Global Health
- Master of Science in Nutrition
- Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Numerous certificate programs
- Residency programs
In addition, we have a nationally certified graduate medical education program providing residencies for naturopathic physicians.
NUNM is at the Forefront of Natural Medicine Research
NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute has earned international acclaim for its outstanding evidence-based research in natural medicine. Helfgott researchers, who have been awarded a number of NIH-funded study grants, specialize in clinical trials and are trained in natural and integrative medicine research design. Studies have included acupuncture, pain management, cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal projects, herbal medicine, nutrition, mind-body medicine and more. Helfgott features state-of-the-art basic science labs and institutional resources for students learning to conduct rigorous, high-quality clinical research. Faculty and student research projects are published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. At Helfgott, we believe in collaborative research and make every effort to include conventional biomedical and other complementary and alternative medicine institutions in our projects. Helfgott promotes a strong student research program.
NUNM’s World-Class Faculty are Helping to Shape the Future of Medicine
NUNM is nationally recognized for its outstanding training of naturopathic physicians, Chinese medicine practitioners, nutrition therapists, integrative medicine researchers, public health advocates, mental health experts and others. NUNM’s faculty, many of whom have achieved international recognition in their fields of expertise, have dedicated their lives to teaching and mentoring generations of students to start them on their journey toward becoming exceptional practitioners and leaders in natural health. Our faculty and alumni have helped usher in a new wave of understanding in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world about the benefits of natural medicine and its innate power to help patients attain health and well-being.
NUNM Influences National Policy
The growing integration of conventional and natural medicine is reshaping policies and laws pertaining to health care, including healthcare reimbursement, credentialing, research and access. Because NUNM educational programs blend both conventional and complementary medicine, the opinions of its administrators, faculty and graduates have become increasingly important in the ongoing development of national health policy.
NUNM Meets or Exceeds all Pertinent Regulatory Standards
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.