Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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4-Year Accredited Medical School

NUNM’s Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree is an intensive four-year program that prepares uniquely skilled physicians to deliver comprehensive health care with a heart. Students can expect a rigorous biomedical education. Combining primary care with the foundation of evidence-informed traditional nature cure, we focus on experiential education and our students benefit from a preceptorship program, simulation labs, diverse clinical experiences, internships and research. NUNM is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and the degree program in naturopathic medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.

Become a Successful Naturopathic Doctor

The entire program is focused on how to succeed in practice, how to curb the current epidemic of chronic disease, and how to make a meaningful and positive impact on the communities we serve. In four years, we teach our students to think, critique and develop their individual strengths as healers; to customize evidence-informed therapeutic options to each patient’s situation and preferences; and to motivate and educate patients on how to live with less pain, burden and suffering. Our approach is personalized care with the intent to change lives.

As a student, you will learn how to anticipate, guide and coordinate care with specialists, behavioral and mental health providers, and community partners to a diverse community of patients with a range of presenting health conditions. This is followed by progressive and challenging clinical rotations during the first three years of the program. This design prepares students to smoothly transition into the role of physician in their fourth year, under the watchful mentorship of accomplished academic and clinical teachers.

Our Teaching Clinics

NUNM’s active-learning curriculum emphasizes clinical training at our health centers. Students encounter real patients and clinical scenarios as early as their first quarter in our on-campus health center. We are unique among naturopathic medical schools, both for our high quality of patient care, and for the number of clinics in which our students can intern. Our two main health centers are state-certified as Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH), a recognition of our high standards of patient care and patient outcomes―putting NUNM in the same league as Providence, Legacy, OHSU and Kaiser. And at our network of community health centers throughout the Portland metro area, our students have seen and helped thousands of underserved patients.

High NPLEX Scores

Our graduates are qualified to sit for the NPLEX board examination, which confirms licensure eligibility. Each block of our curriculum prepares the physicians of tomorrow to thrive in the current and challenging environments of healthcare provision in the U.S. Your tuition includes our NPLEX prep courses, which have resulted in very high NPLEX II scores. In fact, NUNM’s 2017 ND graduates scored an average of 96% on the NPLEX II!

Unique to NUNM, we offer certificate programs (homeopathic medicine, midwifery and more) and concurrent programs in conjunction with our ND program. Concurrent degree programs include research, global health, and nutrition and more.

Student Experience

“NUNM is exactly where I want to be,” says Josh Corn, ND, MSiMR (Research), as he talks about his experience at NUNM and training in naturopathic medicine and integrative medicine research.

Career Outcomes

After completing the Naturopathic Doctor program at NUNM, students are prepared with unmatched skills and knowledge that enables them to become leaders in public and private healthcare organizations. Graduates of NUNM’s ND program have the requisite skills to secure more than half of NUNM’s 60+ accredited medical residencies positions, which are becoming increasingly required for credentialing with U.S. healthcare insurers/payers.

Current graduates of NUNM’s ND program are or have been:

  • Primary care physician (PCP)
  • Rural community physician delivering needed services in remote communities (e.g., delivering babies, caring for neonates/elderly, providing minor surgery)
  • Physician in urgent care center
  • Primary care physician in rural and remote community medical clinics
  • Specialist or consultant physician in hospital settings as well as large urban health centers
  • Entrepreneur owner/partner in specialty/niche medical care clinic (e.g., wellness, natural medicine, pain, spa, sports medicine, regenerative care, etc)
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Health Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Teacher/Faculty in Medical Education
  • Corporate Wellness Professional
  • Advocate in industry, insurance or the political arena
  • Wellness entrepreneur, Health Coach
  • Natural medicine spokesperson/advisor
  • Dietary supplement entrepreneur or natural products specialist
  • Natural medicine author/public speaker

Learn more

Faculty Highlight

Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND

With more than 30 years of teaching experience, Dr. Kimberly Windstar’s extensive medical practice and personal growth work have helped her develop a distinctive style of care. “I strive to create a space of unconditional acceptance for my patients,” she says. Dr. Windstar uses a variety of treatments in her practice, including lifestyle education, botanical medicine, diet and nutritional supplementation, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, holistic pelvic care and more.

A recognized authority in women’s health, Dr. Windstar supervises student interns on clinical rotations at the NUNM Health Centers and teaches courses in gynecology, tutorials throughout the core curriculum, practitioner cultivation and mindful self-compassion. She is also the course director for the reproductive systems block. Her love of teaching led Dr. Windstar to create unique clinical mentorship opportunities for naturopathic students for nearly 15 years.

Dr. Windstar received a Master of Education degree from California State College in 1982, and graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1991 (now known as National University of Natural Medicine) with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree.

Program Options

The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program may be taken concurrently with the following programs.

  • ND

    Admissions Requirements for ND

    Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

    A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology2Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
    General Chemistry4Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
    General Physics1Must include mechanics.
    Mathematics1Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
    English Composition1
    Psychology1Human psychology covering the life span.
    Social Sciences1Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
    Humanities1Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
    • General Biology — 2 Courses
      Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
    • General Chemistry — 4 Courses
      Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
    • General Physics — 1 Course
      Must include mechanics.
    • Mathematics — 1 Course
      Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
    • English Composition — 1 Course
    • Psychology — 1 Course
      Human psychology covering the life span.
    • Social Sciences — 1 Course
      Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
    • Humanities — 1 Course
      Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the ND Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Personal Statement

      Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

    • ND: Primary Care

      While you might not choose to ultimately practice as a primary care physician, you will be trained as such at NUNM and will be expected to work with all patients without bias or discrimination. Please discuss how you anticipate dealing with the following situations while you are a student at NUNM: a) Providing healthcare to patients who may differ from you in terms of gender identity, religion, political viewpoints, race, sexual orientation, etc. b) Providing treatments that you may have conflicting personal beliefs around but are necessary parts of your naturopathic education, including but not limited to administration of immunizations, pharmaceutical drugs, homeopathy, hormone therapies for patients undergoing gender transitions, etc. (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

    Estimated Program Cost

    First-Year Tuition & Fees for ND*
    Credits82.75
    Cost/Credit$448
    Tuition$37,072
    Fees**$777
    Total$37,849

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2019-2020 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

    ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the ND program.

    Total ND Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      286

    • Elective credits

      16

    • Total required credits

      302

    • ND/MScGH

      Admissions Requirements for ND/MScGH

      Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

      A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

      Prerequisite Courses

      Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

      General Biology2Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
      General Chemistry4Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
      General Physics1Must include mechanics.
      Mathematics1Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
      English Composition1
      Psychology1Human psychology covering the life span.
      Social Sciences1Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
      Humanities1Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
      • General Biology — 2 Courses
        Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
      • General Chemistry — 4 Courses
        Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
      • General Physics — 1 Course
        Must include mechanics.
      • Mathematics — 1 Course
        Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
      • English Composition — 1 Course
      • Psychology — 1 Course
        Human psychology covering the life span.
      • Social Sciences — 1 Course
        Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
      • Humanities — 1 Course
        Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

      A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

      Documents & Essays

      Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

      Required Documents and Essays for the ND/MScGH Program

      • Resume

        A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

      • Personal Statement

        Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

      • ND: Primary Care

        While you might not choose to ultimately practice as a primary care physician, you will be trained as such at NUNM and will be expected to work with all patients without bias or discrimination. Please discuss how you anticipate dealing with the following situations while you are a student at NUNM: a) Providing healthcare to patients who may differ from you in terms of gender identity, religion, political viewpoints, race, sexual orientation, etc. b) Providing treatments that you may have conflicting personal beliefs around but are necessary parts of your naturopathic education, including but not limited to administration of immunizations, pharmaceutical drugs, homeopathy, hormone therapies for patients undergoing gender transitions, etc. (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

      • MScGH Personal Statement

        Please prepare and submit a single Personal Statement that addresses the four following tasks: 1) Provide your definition of global health; 2) Explain your interest in the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and the Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH) Program; 3) Describe your academic and/or professional preparation, thus far, for a career in global health; and 4) Identify how you intend to integrate training and practice in global health into your future career plans. Please note any relevant strengths or weaknesses in your background or in your ability to carry out your academic and/or professional responsibilities. (2000 words max, double spaced)

      Estimated Program Cost

      First-Year Tuition & Fees for ND*
      Credits82.75
      Cost/Credit$448
      Tuition$37,072
      Fees**$777
      Total$37,849

      * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2019-2020 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

      ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the ND program.

      The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

      Total ND Degree Credits

      • Core program credits

        286

      • Elective credits

        16

      • Total required credits

        302

        Total MScGH Degree Credits

        • Core program credits

          50

        • Elective credits

          12

        • Total required credits

          62

        • ND/MScN

          Admissions Requirements for ND/MScN

          Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

          A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

          Prerequisite Courses

          Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

          General Biology2Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
          General Chemistry4Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
          General Physics1Must include mechanics.
          Mathematics1Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
          English Composition1
          Psychology1Human psychology covering the life span.
          Social Sciences1Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
          Humanities1Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
          • General Biology — 2 Courses
            Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
          • General Chemistry — 4 Courses
            Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
          • General Physics — 1 Course
            Must include mechanics.
          • Mathematics — 1 Course
            Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
          • English Composition — 1 Course
          • Psychology — 1 Course
            Human psychology covering the life span.
          • Social Sciences — 1 Course
            Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
          • Humanities — 1 Course
            Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

          A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

          Documents & Essays

          Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

          Required Documents and Essays for the ND/MScN Program

          • Resume

            A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

          • Personal Statement

            Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

          • ND: Primary Care

            While you might not choose to ultimately practice as a primary care physician, you will be trained as such at NUNM and will be expected to work with all patients without bias or discrimination. Please discuss how you anticipate dealing with the following situations while you are a student at NUNM: a) Providing healthcare to patients who may differ from you in terms of gender identity, religion, political viewpoints, race, sexual orientation, etc. b) Providing treatments that you may have conflicting personal beliefs around but are necessary parts of your naturopathic education, including but not limited to administration of immunizations, pharmaceutical drugs, homeopathy, hormone therapies for patients undergoing gender transitions, etc. (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

          • MScN: Career Goals

            Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

          Estimated Program Cost

          First-Year Tuition & Fees for ND*
          Credits82.75
          Cost/Credit$448
          Tuition$37,072
          Fees**$777
          Total$37,849

          * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2019-2020 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

          ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the ND program.

          The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

          Total ND Degree Credits

          • Core program credits

            286

          • Elective credits

            16

          • Total required credits

            302

            Total MScN Degree Credits

            • Core program credits

              49

            • Elective credits

              15

            • Total required credits

              64

            • ND/MSiMR

              Admissions Requirements for ND/MSiMR

              Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

              A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

              Prerequisite Courses

              Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

              General Biology2Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
              General Chemistry4Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
              General Physics1Must include mechanics.
              Mathematics2Must be pre-calculus, calculus 1, or math-based statistics.
              English Composition1
              Psychology1Human psychology covering the life span.
              Social Sciences1Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
              Humanities1Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
              • General Biology — 2 Courses
                Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
              • General Chemistry — 4 Courses
                Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
              • General Physics — 1 Course
                Must include mechanics.
              • Mathematics — 2 Courses
                Must be pre-calculus, calculus 1, or math-based statistics.
              • English Composition — 1 Course
              • Psychology — 1 Course
                Human psychology covering the life span.
              • Social Sciences — 1 Course
                Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
              • Humanities — 1 Course
                Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

              A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

              Documents & Essays

              Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

              Required Documents and Essays for the ND/MSiMR Program

              • Resume

                A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

              • Personal Statement

                Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

              • ND: Primary Care

                While you might not choose to ultimately practice as a primary care physician, you will be trained as such at NUNM and will be expected to work with all patients without bias or discrimination. Please discuss how you anticipate dealing with the following situations while you are a student at NUNM: a) Providing healthcare to patients who may differ from you in terms of gender identity, religion, political viewpoints, race, sexual orientation, etc. b) Providing treatments that you may have conflicting personal beliefs around but are necessary parts of your naturopathic education, including but not limited to administration of immunizations, pharmaceutical drugs, homeopathy, hormone therapies for patients undergoing gender transitions, etc. (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

              • MSiMR: Background and Goals

                Please speak to your career goals, background in research or research-related interests, and what interests you about integrative medicine research. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

              Estimated Program Cost

              First-Year Tuition & Fees for ND*
              Credits82.75
              Cost/Credit$448
              Tuition$37,072
              Fees**$777
              Total$37,849

              * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2019-2020 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

              ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the ND program.

              The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

              Total ND Degree Credits

              • Core program credits

                286

              • Elective credits

                16

              • Total required credits

                302

                Total MSiMR Degree Credits

                • Core program credits

                  60

                • Elective credits

                  8

                • Total required credits

                  68

                • ND/MSOM

                  Admissions Requirements for ND/MSOM

                  Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

                  A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

                  Prerequisite Courses

                  Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

                  General Biology2Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
                  General Chemistry4Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
                  General Physics1Must include mechanics.
                  Mathematics1Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
                  English Composition1
                  Psychology1Human psychology covering the life span.
                  Social Sciences1Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
                  Humanities1Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
                  • General Biology — 2 Courses
                    Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
                  • General Chemistry — 4 Courses
                    Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
                  • General Physics — 1 Course
                    Must include mechanics.
                  • Mathematics — 1 Course
                    Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
                  • English Composition — 1 Course
                  • Psychology — 1 Course
                    Human psychology covering the life span.
                  • Social Sciences — 1 Course
                    Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology will satisfy this requirement.
                  • Humanities — 1 Course
                    Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

                  A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

                  Documents & Essays

                  Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

                  Required Documents and Essays for the ND/MSOM Program

                  • Resume

                    A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

                  • Personal Statement

                    Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

                  • ND: Primary Care

                    While you might not choose to ultimately practice as a primary care physician, you will be trained as such at NUNM and will be expected to work with all patients without bias or discrimination. Please discuss how you anticipate dealing with the following situations while you are a student at NUNM: a) Providing healthcare to patients who may differ from you in terms of gender identity, religion, political viewpoints, race, sexual orientation, etc. b) Providing treatments that you may have conflicting personal beliefs around but are necessary parts of your naturopathic education, including but not limited to administration of immunizations, pharmaceutical drugs, homeopathy, hormone therapies for patients undergoing gender transitions, etc. (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

                  • MSOM #2

                    Please discuss the specific factors that drew you to apply to the Classical Chinese Medicine program at NUNM.

                  Estimated Program Cost

                  First-Year Tuition & Fees for ND*
                  Credits82.75
                  Cost/Credit$448
                  Tuition$37,072
                  Fees**$777
                  Total$37,849

                  * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2019-2020 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

                  ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the ND program.

                  The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

                  Total ND Degree Credits

                  • Core program credits

                    286

                  • Elective credits

                    16

                  • Total required credits

                    302

                    Total MSOM Degree Credits

                    • Core program credits

                      213

                    • Elective credits

                      6

                    • Total required credits

                      219

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