Certificate Programs

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NUNM offers certificates in several naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine modalities. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must already be enrolled in a degree program at NUNM, be in good academic standing, and meet the certificate program requirements.

Homeopathic Medicine Certificate

Homeopathic medicine, a medical system developed in Germany at the end of the 18th century, is based on the principle of “like cures like.” Homeopathic remedies are derived primarily from substances that come from plants and minerals. Clinical observation indicates that it works on a subtle, yet powerful, energetic level, gently acting to promote healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

The Homeopathy Certificate is open to current naturopathic medicine students, and begins to prepare the recipient to apply for the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) credential after they graduate. The certificate requires a student to take all the required coursework in the naturopathic program, as well as three elective courses. There are additional requirements for case analysis, and written papers, to complete this certificate. Students are required to apply to be included in the program, to ensure that they can be scheduled in the required courses while they are pursuing their naturopathic degree. All courses are taught by NUNM homeopathy department faculty. Full certificate requirements are available on campus.

Naturopathic Childbirth / Midwifery Program Certificate

Naturopathic childbirth and midwifery is a synthesis of the philosophies of naturopathic medicine and traditional midwifery. It provides prenatal and postnatal care using modern diagnostic techniques in combination with midwifery knowledge and wisdom. The naturopathic approach strengthens healthy body functions to assist in a more enjoyable pregnancy and birth experience. With dual training as naturopathic doctors and midwives, naturopathic midwives are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive health care for the woman and her family throughout their lives.

The Naturopathic Childbirth Certificate program provides the didactic education necessary for a graduate to complete requirements to sit for the American College of Naturopathic Obstetricians (ACNO) licensing examination. These courses are in addition to the single required Natural Childbirth course in the ND program, and are comprised of six elective courses. The clinic requirements for licensure are not included in this certificate program, but those participating in the program have access to the clinical requirements through faculty practices and other local physicians. Students interested in pursuing this certificate program must apply to the program in order to ensure that they will be able to schedule the necessary classes around their naturopathic schedule. All courses are taught by NUNM faculty who are licensed by ACNO. Full certificate requirements are available on campus.

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Classical Chinese Medicine

Classical Chinese medicine represents one of humanity’s richest and uninterrupted streams of traditional knowledge. It is a highly sophisticated clinical system that offers a real alternative for the serious healthcare needs of our time. It is a holistic system of medicine that combines the art and science of human care developed over millennia and is rooted in the ancient tradition of practitioner as medical scholar. The study of classical Chinese medicine involves merging modern innovations with ancient whole-systems science in order to gain new insights into health and healing for the benefit of patients.

Fully aligned with the CCM mission, this certificate program enables motivated students to delve more deeply into the classical roots of Chinese medicine. It consists of nine Classical Texts courses, Bazi Suanming and two courses in Chinese Cultural Arts. These courses are rarely included in Chinese medicine programs in China or the US, and they are specifically designed to connect the serious student of classical Chinese medicine with the authentic milieu of the ancient scholar practitioner.

Qigong Certificate

The Qigong Certificate program is taught in two levels, with each level having a separate admissions screening process. The first level has an academic focus and the second level trains the student to teach his/her own qigong classes.

Shiatsu Certificate

The Shiatsu Certificate Program consists of six courses (204 hours) taken over two years. It is designed to be pursued concurrently with the MAcCHM, DAcCHM or ND programs. At the end of the certificate program, students will be fully prepared to use shiatsu as an independent treatment modality.